Morney Wilson

Rookie (3rd April 1969 / Edinburgh)

If You Only Had A Heart - Poem by Morney Wilson

You, life-taker, you,
stone man, iron man,
tin man without a heart.
Took a wrong turning
on the yellow brick road.
You never made it to Oz.

You, home-breaker, you,
pretty woman, dirty woman,
scarecrow without a brain.
When the house fell on you
I laughed from six feet under.
You will never, never be me.

You, adulterer, you,
giant wizard, fake wizard,
lion without a roar.
Hiding inside your emerald castle.
Smoke and mirrors.
You were never real.

You, she-devil, you,
wicked witch, dead witch,
thief without shoes, you burn.
Fly on your broken broomstick
paint the sky with surrenders -
You will melt before too long.

I, word-weaver, I.
White ghost, angry ghost,
goddess in ruby slippers.
Click, click, click my heels,
throw off this blanket of earth.
You will not keep me here.

© Morney Wilson

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 14, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, March 11, 2011

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