Sunday, April 10, 2011

Dorothy's Lament


You’ve had the power all along
she said but
you had to learn how to use it
she said so
I clicked my ruby slippers together
three times
there’s no place like home
there’s no place like home
there’s no place like home
but I forgot I was holding that
stupid green balloon
and it kept me stuck
in Oz.

This poem is submitted for One Shot Sunday at One Stop Poetry. To see other poems submitted and an interview with photographer Lauren Randolph, please visit the site.

Photograph by Lauren Randolph for One Stop Poetry. Used with permission.

19 comments:

togetherforgood said...

This is fun, Glynn. I like the idea of a balloon holding her down. :)

dustus said...

"Stupid Green Balloon" lol One of the things I love about this image is that it has made me think "just let go of the balloon!" Let's see how high she can fly. The OZ reference works perfect for the fantastical nature of the image.

Jerry said...

Ha! honestly I didn't read any posts til I finished mine. Very good. "Balloon on the ground, balloon on the ground, lookin like a fool with a balloon on the ground."

Dave King said...

Great, a real hoot.

Karen Kyle Ericson said...

Very nice!

Louise Gallagher said...

Love it!

stupid balloon!

Megan Willome said...

I'm working on a column on "Wizard of Oz" vs. "Wicked." This is very helpful!

Maureen said...

Great take on the image, Glynn. Some might argue that being stuck in Oz wouldn't be such a bad thing.

signed...bkm said...

I think I have been stuck there since I first saw the movie...dodging flying monkeys and seeking courage in talking forest...fun read..bkm

Brian Miller said...

smiles. just let go of the balloon...nicely played glynn and a delight to read...

Louise said...

Very clever take on the prompt! A delight to read, thanks. : )

Reflections said...

Great take! if only you had let go of the balloon.... smiles.

hedgewitch said...

I've always wanted to stay in Oz myself. I'd be hangin on for dear life.

Graceful said...

This is really fun, Glynn. A perfect read on a spring Sunday afternoon.

blueoran said...

Yep, a hoot. Make you wonder which way dreams pull us, anyway. - Brendan

Beachanny said...

And Dorothy stayed in Oz; Glinda was not good and Elfaba didn't melt with the water and her blue guy didn't die. It's all there--just mash Baum, Wicked and the musical together and somewhere over the rainbow is a happy ending. Stop by mine for another look at the rainbow. It will extend tomorrow as we look at Shadormas.

nance marie said...

stuck in oz
without a clue
as toto flew
over the rainbow
his balloon
was blue

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

love this, Glynn, and the nod to Oz :)

gautami tripathy said...

Beautiful Glynn!


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