Because a yellow road is there
We follow hoping it may lead
To lands beyond our present where
Our dreams may plant a fertile seed.

I would like to grow some brains.
The tin man wants a heart of gold.
The lion wants his fears restrained
And Dorothy would just go home.

Text: Linked to dVerse Poetics where Michelle Beauchamp offers us the challenge to pick a character from “The Wizard of Oz” and write from that character’s perspective. I picked the scarecrow.

Photos: “Bridge”, above, and “Trail”, below, taken at the Chicago Botanic Garden.


Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

51 thoughts on “Because”

  1. I hadn’t thought of you as a scarecrow Frank. I imagine you as a very dapper gent.

    “Scarecrow: I haven’t got a brain… only straw.
    Dorothy: How can you talk if you haven’t got a brain?
    Scarecrow: I don’t know… But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking… don’t they?
    Dorothy: Yes, I guess you’re right.”

    And you know what? He was absolutely right!

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  2. We both picked the Scarecrow; loved Ray Bolger in the role. I, of course, as a bit more verbose with my tale. I do like your allure for brevity though.

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    1. I liked yours about the scarecrow on a cross. A different view than I previously imagined. I like keeping poems short. It is easier for me to write them and hopefully it takes less time for someone else to read them. Thank you, Glenn!


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