Character: Dorothy Gale 

Book: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 

Author: L. Frank Baum 

26 writer: Rowena Roberts 



Here is Aunt Em’s perspective on Dorothy Gale, from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum; a rainbow foundling who transformed Em’s drab world.




I never chose you.


You were my cyclone

Shaking my silent, sober heart

With boisterous breaths of laughter.


Then love 

Tugged you from our gray shelter

Into colorful adventure.


You needed no rescue

Guiding trapped souls

Into fulfilment.


Then you spoke my name to silver shoes


There’s no place like home.


You were never my darling child

Until you chose me.

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