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,



Hollywood re-imagination

that’s the movie business for you.