Once In A Lullaby

Can I please just ask

After all the sweet singing

And disjointed skippy dances

Who could be so dense

To think for one second you

Possibly remember Kansas?


A twister-tore up flatland plain

Boring black n white blahs

Anyone’d trade a life in vain

For technicolor Oz


Because, yes, the grass is greener

On the other side of the rainbow

But of course it is, my dear

The city’s made of emeralds,

Its main street paved in glamorous gold,

We’ve nothing as lovely’s that here


You also get the excitement of danger

Threats written across the sky

Every person you meet is a stranger

Poppies poison, monkeys fly


So travel, you must, this place is a bust

Look toward the stormy horizon and roam

Leave all this dust with the help of a gust

As long’s where you land is no place like home


You really don’t mind

That you left them behind

The scattered and so-so few

Just took off from this place

With your dress and your face

And yeah, you took Toto too


Are you confused, now

About evil, I wonder?

Tornado house crushed

Like a kamikaze jet

A destruction the opposite of subtle

But sometimes, you’ve seen

The same taken ascunder

By simply messing around

And getting it wet

A similar evil reduced to a puddle


I don’t know if the lion

Needed to get brave

If courage tends to make one more a king

Or slave


I am glad the straw man got his brains

For reasons more than one

I will remark, before he did

He was known to weild a gun


But of the great and powerful

Man behind the curtain

There’s one thing that you and I

Can agree to take for certain:


Poor tin woodsman

Most of all by him

Was wrongly steered


Gave him a heart

Which tore him apart


When, with just a click

Of them red shoes,

And a nod

You simply


“And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no room upon the hill
And if your head explodes with dark forebodings, too
I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon”


“Wizard of Oz: As for you, my galvanized friend, you want a heart. You don’t know how lucky you are not to have one. Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.
Tin Woodsman: But I still want one.”


5 thoughts on “Once In A Lullaby

  1. That’s it! You win the Slice of Life Challenge with this one!

    I love the Wizard of Oz. I love the movie. I love the book.

    I love the Tinman and his poor misguided soul that wanted a heart.

    I love the rhythm and rhyme of this.

    I love the playfulness.

    I just love it.


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