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Ruby Slippers

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  • Ed Wolverton
    As Red as fire glows a light, a heated flame to torch my way, a flight to the other world where words were, once wisdom to be heard, but now lay silent upon
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 4, 2009
      As Red
      as fire glows a light,
      a heated flame
      to torch my way,
      a flight to the
      other world
      where words
      were,
      once wisdom to be heard,
      but now lay silent
      upon the many tongues,
      a guise of ruby slippers
      and the dreams of yesterday
      to now lay dormant in our heads.
       
      Poetry,
      for whatever it is worth,
      speaks the wisdom of a man's soul,
      and the redemption of another
      to will himself gained.
      Spoken words are the dreams
      to which we all believe in,
      weather the OZ speaks,
      or the witches gather to clatter
      upon their nested thrones.
       
      These words
      mean little to the minds
      of many a fortune,
      a heart,
      a brain,
      to gather up wits
      and be brave.
      A fire
      shines the light,
      and beyond all ruby slippers
      there becomes a make believe world,
      where we are  all actors
      in some sort of way.
       
      We dream of ourselves
      to come to the land of Oz
      and say speak, my friend,
      but lavishly,
      incoherently,
      to not comprehend
      the words that were spoken,
      or the will to retrieve its meanings.
      We have only to hide behind the curtain
      and commit ourselves to the wisdom of Oz,
      as we journey past
      all of the time we forgot,
      or will ever remember
      to this age.
       
      We become ourselves
      in a make believe world,
      holding upon our hands
      ruby red slippers,
      wishing for,
      and sometimes demanding
      that there's no place like home.
      The will of the poet
      belongs to them
      who speak.
       
      my words are enough
      for me to encounter.
      EW/ 12 /4/ 09

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