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.
Tugged you from our gray shelter
Into colorful adventure.
You needed no rescue
Guiding trapped souls
Then you spoke my name to silver shoes
There’s no place like home.
You were never my darling child
Until you chose me.