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!

    1. Hi Joanne! It's been way too long. Thank you!

  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

    1. Hey, Kaitlyn! Thank you for visiting my blog!