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Saturday 9 March 2013 - Filed under Penned by a Friend + Writing

Leaving Oz
by Valerie Moreno

After all of the twisters,
Witches and pitches,
Yellow brick roads
That led to more glitches—

Where scarecrows talk,
Lions are teary
And a tin-man’s wish
For a heart makes him weary—

Facing the dangers with courage and awe,
Then finding the wizard’s a man with a flaw,
Still, when Dorothy decides to say goodbye,
Now I’m the one who begins to cry.
Wanting the magic to stay as it was,
Aching to keep the little girl in Oz.

2013-03-09  »  Marilyn Brandt Smith


  1. Abbie Taylor
    14 April 2013 @ 1:53 pm

    I also cried at the end of The Wizard of Oz, not because Dorothy was saying goodbye to the magic of that land, but because I was relieved that Dorothy finally got home. I know this sounds wierd, but I was one of those kids who didn’t like being away from my mother when I was younger, at least not for a lengthy period of time. Despite this, I grew to love The Wizard of Oz, and it’s still my favorite movie today.