The twirling tornado travels
and new landscapes
For a Kansas girl to meet
and her little dog too…
The book stated there were silver slippers
on wicked, witch-y feet
Only in the movies
the magical metal footwear
was edited to sparkling ruby shoes.
The studio wanted the green-skinned witch
to be more glamorous
like a certain evil queen who chats
with a magic mirror.
But that fell through
when the actress who was originally asked
a Ms. Gale Sondergaard,
that’s the movie business for you.