This Poem was Submitted By: Ellen K Lewis On Date: 2011-05-04 17:35:34 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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In the beginning there was an evil and in that evil there lay hidden something good. There was light; there was day. There was darkness; there was night. The evil thing took a disguise disheavled what it could then hid behind the palace wall that none would see that he lived. The children and wives were kept very well living and hiding deep in a shell, but Jack was nimble, he was quick and led them to the candlestick. Men with wings, they came down  their target unaware they burst through the many walls for he was holed up there.  And all the people crowded the towns harmonious voices heard and chanted "the wicked witch is dead!" and the flying monkeys ran away to seek the yellow brick road. Across the ocean and over the hills went the seals and company of six employed by them a battery of shells now his name is something to spit. No hero here, no hero there just a job that had to be done we'll tell our children through the years about the war that never was.

Copyright © May 2011 Ellen K Lewis

Additional Notes:
I expect this to offend some, but my intent is to make give myself some release. Do you greive for Hitler? or for those murderers on death row? Have we not applauded the death sentences of serial killers? I say we celebrate and continue to fight for the innocent and the victomized. Thank you for giving me my say!

This Poem was Critiqued By: Pat Eaklor On Date: 2011-05-15 23:59:30
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 1.00000
This was a fascinating poem to me. I read, reread, then reread again to be sure of all the conflicting emotions it engendered in me... The first three lines are very powerful! I cannot think of any terrible dictator who did not start out to seem to be a benevolent savior. You play these first lines very well and emphasize them with the short 2-lined flat statement which follows. Then other points hammer home: the hidden real intention, the betrayal of innocence; the stalking of intended victims... Powerful, powerful poem. I liked it! TicaBelle

This Poem was Critiqued By: David Keesey On Date: 2011-05-14 22:36:08
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 1.00000
I will not give you your say. I condemn all that would make light of this. We have given in to them. We now have Osama's skyline in NYC and he continues to be the headline. It's a media ploy taking away the years and tears toil of our near Midwest farmers that are struggling with floods. I am appalled by the amount of bigotry that is propagated by the women of this world as they are the true teachers of children and kindness. This hatred of those that think America is evil of those that do not follow "their" prophet's teachings are evil and must be eliminated is the true bane of what we have accomplished in this world with technology and peaceful efforts. For shame on humanity for relishing in the killing of one or many. It is not right. We need not promote someone to the status of Hitler when "one" in their own faith never believed Hitler even ordered such heinous crimes against humanity. Now we have a martyr and what good does that do us when his prophecy was one of blowing yourself up for god? Sorry, but the Wizard of Oz is great and should only be used in light hearted works or those of equal merit. Kind regards.
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