Sparkling electric blue dress
Yellow finger-wave hair that dazzled
They were fairies and good witches
From bygone fantasy films.
Smiling, supplicating faces
Of steely kindness
And eternal patience
Perceived in childhood as goddesses
That brought the adoration
Which mere mortal countenances could not .
The message poked through the screen.
Babes in Toyland’s Bo Pee
With golden ringlets and heart-stenciled mouth
Warbling in a high pitched, fawning voice
Meant to please dominant characters
And needing to be saved from real life.
Dorothy’s Good Witch of the North
Offering safe passage and purity
More than just a mother
A Virgin Mary with Hollywood script.
The seduction of 1930’s black and white fantasy films that portrayed dominant and submissive characters