Oz is the land
we dream of
on nights when giants stalk
the gloomy woods,
and wicked witches wait
beyond the curve of the yellow brick road.
Dorothy, sturdy and ever cheerful,
braves the terrors lurking there,
to orphans everywhere.
© Peg Latham, 2016
|Haitian orphans after the 2010 earthquake|
Photo by Marcello Casal Jr, for Agência Brasil, a public Brazilian news agency
from Wikimedia Commons