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Monday, January 9, 2012

My Land of Oz


I rule a concrete kingdom
with steel spines
and mirrored eyes.
This is my land of oz
where my imposing
likeness is the curtain
I hide behind.
My subjects who bow           
are caught up in the fantasy
of who I am and ignore
my declarations are
read from a script.

©Susie Clevenger 2012
Image: Lee Friedlander
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34 comments:

Mary Ann Potter said...

Oh, this is great! "Nobody gets in to see the Wizard - no way, no how!" But you did! 8-)

anthonynorth said...

Loved the ending to this.

Brian Miller said...

where my imposing likeness is the curtain i hide behind...nice susan...very nice capture of the feel of this pic...

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Mary Ann... :)

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Anthony...

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Brian...

mylittlewordz said...

I like the 'land of oz' inclusion, and the last phrase about the script - nice tie-in with theatreland!

Jamie

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you so much Jamie

Old Ollie said...

the last line is killer!

~L said...

Loved it... :) :)

~L

Friko said...

Being a poetry lover, I rate this very highly.
It is a powerful image, you have done it justice.

Kim Nelson said...

This amused me because of the parallels the ending shares with reality. We often turn the blind eye regarding political leaders we have opted in.

http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2012/01/08/lee-me-a-fantasy/

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Ollie

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Friko...

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Kim...few recognize our politicians are actors

Carol Fleisher said...

Love the ending of the poem! yet again another great post! :)

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Carol

zongrik said...

fantasy, like oz...cool

days of cohan

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks zongrik

Laurie Kolp said...

Imposing likeness hidden upon is so very strong and relatable, Susie. I really enjoyed this one.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank you Laurie

Beyond Horizon said...

WOW! tale of the concrete world..

Everyday Goddess said...

important truths you've brought out, nice magpie!

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Beyond...

Susie Clevenger said...

Thanks Everyday Goddess

hedgewitch said...

You nailed the cold and alienated quality of this authoritarian picture very well, Susie. Good stuff.

Carrie Burtt said...

This is amazing Susie!!

Marbles in My Pocket said...

I love it, Susie! So true that people forget they are merely actors with rmembered lines. Well done!

http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/the-sun-came-up-again-4/

Helen said...

Ah yes .. he was a wizard!

kaykuala said...

Great verse Susie! You get to see the wizard, that's great too!

Hank

Tess Kincaid said...

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! Nice write...

Trellissimo said...

Oh, for a land of oz...

Wander said...

I know I commented on this but I don't see it??? Strange oh well I loved your poem, good spin!

Margaret said...

Read from a script! ha

Very well done.