2016 02 19
When Gold Queen of a thousand apple trees
arrives on Laughing Lion of Lombardy
to wear the ancient Emerald City Crown,
we gather at swift River of Desire
and swim in the Lake of Honey at dawn
to celebrate reign of justice and peace.
But while she climbs the Pyramid of Eyes
the angry Scarecrow, head bristling with wheat,
claims right to wear the Emerald City Crown,
but when he places crown on his own head
it falls sideways and rolls into her hands
so she begins reign of justice and peace.
Wearing bear-fur cloak, angry Scarecrow snarls,
tries to cuff generous hands of Lion Queen,
and steal her rightful Emerald City Crown,
then raises sword to strike off her bowed head,
but Peter Pan leaps and cuts puppet strings
to revive her reign of justice and peace.
When Odin, hanging from the Tree of Life,
hears Onatah cry as she searches corn fields,
hoping to find lost Emerald City Crown,
he wrestles Baal on Pyramid of Power,
demanding he allow our Lion Queen
to begin her reign of justice and peace.
Pushing Odin backward to edge of fear,
Banker Baal, who wears bright mask of false gold,
tries to steal sacred Emerald City Crown
to crown his puppet Scarecrow who lies prone
while muttering, "We must break up the big banks,"
and prevent her reign of justice and peace.
Lifting magic wand of thick iron tube,
Odin aims law of equal rights at face
of Baal, who wears stolen Emerald City Crown,
and fires blast of flame that hurls ball of truth
which shatters brittle mask of Banker King
so Lion Queen reigns with justice and peace.
Though puppet master falls from pyramid,
angry Scarecrow crawls from grave of despair,
groping blindly for Emerald City Crown,
so Honey Queen mounts him on cross of hope
to watch over the fields of blooming wheat
while she begins reign of justice and peace.
Now Gold Queen of a thousand apple trees
rides high on Laughing Lion of Lombardy,
wearing the ancient Emerald City Crown,
to reward hard-working people with wealth,
and protect innocent people from harm,
which supports her reign of justice and peace.