A Less Than Wicked Witch

Napowrimo 2018, Day 21. I’ve used the prompt from day 15. In her interview, Blake suggests writing a poem in which a villain faces an unfortunate situation, and is revealed to be human (but still evil). Perhaps this could mean the witch from Hansel & Gretel has lost her beloved cat, and is going about the neighborhood sticking up heart-wrenching “Lost Cat” signs, but still finds human children delicious. Maybe Blackbeard the Pirate is lost at sea in an open boat, remembering how much he loved his grandmother (although he will still kill the first person dumb enough to scoop him from the waves).

The Wicked Witch of the West

Was a misunderstood soul

She used to be called Mary

Growing pretty flowers her goal

But then came along Dorothy

Dropping a house on her prize bloom

( and her sister)

It made her skin turn green

It filled her face with blisters

Those little munchkins laughed

Pointing and gossiping she was ugly

They all said Dorophy was beautiful

As they sniggered slyly smugly

She invested in some flying monkeys

To fulfill her evil deeds

She started to spread misery

She was determined to succeed

She babbled in the dark arts

Took up some voodoo

She’d vowed to get revenge on all

“ and that little dog too”

Yet good will always prevail

Dorothy knew some tricks

She had those ruby red slippers

She would win as story depicts

First she melted poor Mary

With water of all things

If only she hadn’t crushed Marys dreams

They could’ve been really good friends

By Katie Haigh

©️KATIEHAIGH 21/04/18

Image from Oz the Great and Powerful

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