Ding Dong the Witch is Dead . . .

I’m melting, melting. Ohhhhh, what a world, what a world, destroy my beautiful wickedness.” Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz

I planned it. Me and Rudy.
It was all fixed.
The machines, the ballots.
All a disaster.

Millions believed me.
They didn’t drink bleach
but they believed I won
because I said so.

This commission.
These videos. These emails.
My people spilling it all.
Gutless.

This witch hunt . . .
closing in . . .
my battery is low
and it’s getting dark.

Laura provides a unique prompt for today’s Poetics at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets around the globe. She provides seven quotations of famous departing words. We must choose one and include it in a “deathbed poem of our imagination.”

The line provided by Laura: “My battery is low and it’s getting dark.” Mars rover ‘Opportunity’

The prompt got me thinking about Donald Trump and the January 6 Commission. May the vast amount of evidence presented be the demise of the Big Lie and expose the danger Donald Trump presents to democracy and the well-being of this country. May his power and cult-like status among otherwise sane people melt away, similar to what happened to the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz.

20 thoughts on “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead . . .

  1. adda June 14, 2022 / 2:49 pm

    Agree! Nothing more to add, you said it perfectly. Your allegory is wonderful and hopefully comes to fruition ❤

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    • lillian June 15, 2022 / 12:10 pm

      So good to see you here, Adda. Glad you enjoyed the poem. Watch for Thursday’s if you liked this one! 🙂

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  2. sanaarizvi June 14, 2022 / 2:50 pm

    I love the use of language here, Lillian! The poem as a whole is so very satisfying that leads to hope of the demise of the big lie. Yes, may he be exposed and soon. Exquisite write ❤️❤️

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    • lillian June 15, 2022 / 12:12 pm

      Glad you enjoyed, Sanaa. Just shake my head that people don’t understand that these are all lies. 60 court cases dismissed complaints and said there was no fraud. Hoping the January 6th commission affects some people. And as my niece who is a historian says, at least it is all recorded for history.

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  3. Grace June 14, 2022 / 3:03 pm

    You got it Lillian, I can hear that conversation. Let the witchhunt continue.

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    • lillian June 15, 2022 / 12:13 pm

      Exactly! And after Monday’s hearings, he issued a 20 page treatise STILL claiming he really won the election.

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    • lillian June 15, 2022 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you, Laura. Really appreciate your words here.

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  4. rogblog666 June 14, 2022 / 4:16 pm

    loved your use of the prompt and loved the pic you chose to go with it.

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    • lillian June 15, 2022 / 12:14 pm

      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed! Now if it could really happen!!!!

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  5. Glenn A. Buttkus June 14, 2022 / 7:21 pm

    I love this. it is rife with sarcastic humor, and it nails the Pumpkinhead bang on. My political poems are somewhat more harsh, but not more effective than yours.

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    • lillian June 15, 2022 / 12:14 pm

      “nails the Pumpkinhead bang on”…..LOVED this part of your reply! 🙂

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  6. kaykuala June 15, 2022 / 12:02 am

    This witch hunt . . .
    closing in . . .
    my battery is low
    and it’s getting dark

    A perfect close Lillian, it fits in nicely!

    Hank

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    • lillian June 15, 2022 / 12:14 pm

      Thank you, Hank. Glad you enoyed.

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  7. Rob Kistner June 15, 2022 / 2:01 pm

    I like the gritty edge in this one Lil! Smart cutting work my friend… 👍🏼✌🏼❤️

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  8. msjadeli June 15, 2022 / 5:03 pm

    Lillian, you did that just right. What irritates me is that I keep hearing they can’t charge him with any crimes. Why not???? He needs to be drawn and quartered, not just neutralized.

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  9. Raivenne June 16, 2022 / 12:29 pm

    Oh you NAILED this! And the image is a perfect representation of the rotten jack-ass-a-lantern. Brilliantly done Lillian.

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