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The wizard's wisdom

Skipping along with three friends by her side Anticipation was high. Whirling tornadoes had long disappeared; Not a dark cloud in the sky. Yellow as daffodils was the brick road, Yellow the ripening corn, And it had coloured the heart of the lion Leaving him sad and forlorn. Suddenly Dorothy stopped in her tracks ‘Was that you, Scarecrow’ she said. ‘Whispering jibberish under your hat? I didn’t quite catch the thread’. ‘No it was me’ piped a tremulous voice ‘Cast your eyes down to the ground’. Yellow as summer sun, creeping along Such a sad creature they found. ‘Please can you help me escape from this path, Life is so treacherous here. Camouflaged as I am with the brick road, For my own life I do fear’. Off to the Wizard they wended their way Shy caterpillar in tow, Full of bright hopes of a change to their lives, For it had been promised so. After the Wizard had heard the bug’s plea This was his bitter reply. 'You must return to the yellow brick road And life will change by and by.’ Heavy of heart, and with tears in his eyes, Back to face danger he crept. So much for miracles, life was unfair; His fate he’d have to accept. Change started happening after a while, Feelings he couldn’t explain, But as he flew o’er the yellow brick road His heart felt joyful again. 19/11/18 'Off to see the wizard poetry contest' : Sponsored by: Charles Messina

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Date: 12/6/2018 5:43:00 AM
What a charming story Wendy, many congratulations on your win :-) hugs Jan xx
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Wendy Watson
Date: 5/9/2020 1:33:00 AM
Thanks, Jan. The power of the imagination is wonderful!
Date: 12/5/2018 10:53:00 PM
Great imagination and imagery, Wendy, enjoyed reading. .. ... .Congratulations on your 1st place win!
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Wendy Watson
Date: 12/6/2018 3:40:00 AM
Thank you so much,Eve. I've enjoyed reading your poetry too.
Date: 12/5/2018 10:32:00 PM
Wonderfully creative, imaginative take on the contest, Wendy. Congrats on your well-deserved podium win! Season's best. ~ Gershon
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 12/6/2018 3:08:00 PM
---as I am for yours, Wendy. It is highly valued! Happy December, Gershon
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Wendy Watson
Date: 12/6/2018 3:37:00 AM
Thank you for reading and commenting,Gershon. You were one of the first poets to encourage me when I submitted my early offerings to the site and I've been very grateful for your continued feedback.
Date: 12/5/2018 6:17:00 PM
Nice one, Wendy. There ought to be more metamorph-a-wotsit poems. Well done.
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Wendy Watson
Date: 12/6/2018 3:36:00 AM
The very word sends kafkaesque shivers up my spine! Thank you for reading and commenting,Terry. I have enjoyed your gift of rhythm and rhyme when reading your poetry.
Date: 12/5/2018 5:35:00 AM
I love this, Wendy! Congratulations on your top win and thank you for supporting my contest.. Happy Holidays :) Charlie
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Wendy Watson
Date: 12/6/2018 3:29:00 AM
Thank you Charles for challenging us with this one. It took me on a fun journey!
Date: 11/25/2018 4:04:00 AM
what a sweet take on the theme, good luck in the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
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Wendy Watson
Date: 11/30/2018 2:11:00 PM
Thanks,Jan. I hadn't seen the film since childhood but have just watched an amazing school production on Youtube for fun.
Date: 11/22/2018 11:49:00 AM
A great twist in the Wizard of Oz, Wendy! you have my vote!
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Wendy Watson
Date: 11/30/2018 2:14:00 PM
That's very kind of you,Ralph. Some versions have been much more adventurous on their travels but I guess the journey from caterpillar to butterfly is pretty amazing too!
Date: 11/19/2018 2:08:00 PM
I love the way the bug's despair was saved by metamorphis.
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Wendy Watson
Date: 5/9/2020 1:32:00 AM
And I love your summary in a nutshell! Thanks,Caren.
Date: 11/19/2018 12:50:00 PM
So well written Wendy, great take one the contest theme. Tom.
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Wendy Watson
Date: 5/9/2020 1:32:00 AM
Thank you for your kind comments, Tom.
Date: 11/19/2018 10:31:00 AM
Lovely rendition my friend...ready for a win Wendy...love & light...^WW^
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Wendy Watson
Date: 5/9/2020 1:31:00 AM
Thank you for your confidence in my efforts, WW.
Date: 11/19/2018 8:16:00 AM
Wendy, this is wonderful, so beautifully penned, I actually feel a tear for the little caterpillar turned butterfly, this has to be a winner, well it is to me and a fav too ~
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Wendy Watson
Date: 5/9/2020 1:31:00 AM
Thank you for such an encouraging comment, Dear Heart.