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The Mighty Wizard Behind the Curtain

Dean Traylor is a freelance writer and teacher who writes about various subjects, including education and creative writing.

Originally published at

Originally published at

Hear the man chatter

about the greatness he exudes.

He has the mass thinking

his words are golden;

his deeds are true.

But, pull the curtain aside

And you’ll see

A scared little man

hiding for so long

behind a voice so loud

That he doesn’t know himself.

Of those who seek him...

Can't recognize the Lost

Can't recognize the Brave

Can't recognize the Wise

Can't recognize the Heart.



He keeps the delusion going,

even if the outsiders see it all.

For, all he has is his propaganda

to keep the mass from

pulling aside

that curtain held together

by delicate strands

that even a little dog

can pull it aside

and reveal the real face

of the wizard behind the curtain.


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