Somewhere over the rainbow
can be found,
when you click your heels together.
Like when you were a child,
petting your dog Toto
for the first time was exciting.
But somewhere along the way
the emerald city,
became a burned out shell fast.
The ruby red slippers got tarnished
in the poppy field of life,
compassion was replaced by an emoji.
Embraces are needed in mankind,
when a tornado
whisks you away to a Kansas farm.
Or do we need to communicate
to get the flying monkeys,
and wicked witch off of our backs.
Stop the killing on the yellow brick road,
maybe then, Kansas
will be fine, ruby red slippers or not.
Timothy Michael DiVito c2020
I have been writing poetry for 44 years. I began writing poetry when I was 15 years old and to this date I have written over 16,000 poems. I have had poems published in The San Fernando Journal, The Rag Mag, WYRD, The Cultural Reverence(e-magazine) and in Kiiroo(e-magazine), Mobius and the World Peace Anthology. I have over 1000 poems published in all. I also have a poetry page on Wix.com entitled anemotionaljourney.com. I also have written a Science Fiction/Fantasy novel entitled "The Blue Sphere" and I am currently working on three other books at the present time. The first is entitled "The Angel and the Witches, the second is "Once Upon A Halloween" and the third is "The Devil's Playground".
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