Thursday, April 9, 2020

A Poem for National Unicorn Day (and Spring Fling)

I'm entering this poem in the Spring Fling Writing Contest. Today is National Unicorn Day, so I'm sharing a story about a goblin. And a fairy princess. Okay, there might be some unicorns. I hope you enjoy it.

And I hope that wherever you are, you feel safe and well. *hugs*


Three Unicorns Choose Riders
(127 words)

Here they come, horns all shining
with the last rays of day.
I’m the only goblin waiting
in a long line of fey.

As the first girl is chosen,
It’s hard not to compare.
She’s a fairy, wearing flowers
and a crown in her hair.

I’m an outcast, a goblin,
but I want this so much!
Two unicorns have chosen
their new riders by touch.

So, I drop my eyes, waiting.
I hear hooves closing in,
and suddenly the hairy,
hot breaths tickle my chin!

And these unicorn kisses
fill my mind with new dreams
of a lively, real friendship
and surprising race schemes.

When I leap to ride my partner,
she makes sure I’m all right.
Then we race the other riders
underneath Moon’s kind light.


  1. Wonderful, Myrna! This would make a wonderful picture book story, as well!

    1. Thank you, Carole! I think I'd have to expand it to turn it into a picture book, but that could be fun.

  2. Wonder--full. Love the setting and the imagery.

  3. Welcome back to blogging, Myrna! It's been quite a while. Lovely poem. Stay safe and healthy!

  4. This sounds like a wonderful picture book! Love it! Good luck.

  5. What a wonderful hook! "I’m the only goblin waiting
    in a long line of fey." I would love to see this as a picture book text! Good luck.

  6. What a lovely tale! I'm so glad the goblin didn't give up and reached his/her dreams. The imagery is beautiful as well! Thank you for sharing this for the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest. Sincerely, Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez