Magic Unicorn of Mine

Magic Unicorn of Mine

Magic Unicorn of Mine

 

Magic unicorn of mine,

You are looking very fine.

Standing tall upon the hill,

Like a statue standing still.

 

Magic unicorn of mine,

Popular in nursery rhyme.

Fable tells your many tales,

Books about you make good sales.

 

Magic unicorn of mine,

Of good times you do remind.

When I look at you I smile,

Live my fantasies awhile.

 

Magic unicorn of mine,

I dream about you all the time.

Your image etched in my mind,

Are you the last one of your kind?

 

Magic unicorn of mine,

You really are quite sublime.

Regal, elegant, and proud,

Your very presence draws a crowd.

 

Magic unicorn of mine,

You are with me all the time.

People say you don’t exist,

But real to me, I must insist.

 

Magic unicorn of mine,

Single horn of yours does shine.

Your part in the world so proud,

Gazing down from in the clouds.

by John Hansen © 2017

 

 

Gazing down from in the cloudsGazing down from in the clouds                                                                                                                                                 

No More Unicorns

There once was a girl who believed in unicorns,

Of fairies and elves, from the time she was born.

Life was so simple, no worries or cares,

Magical worlds at the top of the stairs.

 

Mythical creatures and imaginary friends,

But, oh how quickly one’s childhood ends.

Now as an adult her fantasies fade,

Struggles and cares of the world soon invade.

 

Making a living, deadlines, and strife,

Missing the simple pleasures of life.

Where oh where did that little girl go?

She became a woman, it happens you know.

Like Narnia through the wardrobe door,

Unicorns don’t exist anymore.

by John Hansen © 2016

 

No more unicornsUnicorns don’t exist anymore

John Hansen

Longtime poet but not in the traditional technical sense. I enjoy rhyme but like to experiment and dabble in many different forms and maybe even make up some of my own. There is always a message or lesson I want to promote through my writing, for that reason, my poetry generally shies away from the abstract and obscure.

After a lot of procrastinating I have finally self-published my first eBooks of poetry "I Laughed a Smile" and "On the Wings of Eagles" at Lulu.com.Now I find myself branching out and experimenting with short fiction.

I have also been fortunate to have two poems chosen to be made into songs and recorded. The first "On the Road to Kingdom Come" by Al Wordlaw, and the second, "If I Could Write a Love Poem" by award-winning Israeli/British singer Tally Koren.

I am also finding my services increasingly in demand as a freelance writer and I have ghost-written the text for a number of children's books and educational tutorials.

It has taken me many years of searching and restlessness to realise that my life's passion is to write. It saddens me that I wasted so many years not devoting to that, but thinking positively, the experiences gained over those years is now wonderful material for my stories and poems.

I want to try to bring a new focus on poetry and try to make it appealing to a new generation of young people and those who thought they never liked or understood it before.

Latest posts by John Hansen (see all)

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

John Hansen

Longtime poet but not in the traditional technical sense. I enjoy rhyme but like to experiment and dabble in many different forms and maybe even make up some of my own. There is always a message or lesson I want to promote through my writing, for that reason, my poetry generally shies away from the abstract and obscure. After a lot of procrastinating I have finally self-published my first eBooks of poetry "I Laughed a Smile" and "On the Wings of Eagles" at Lulu.com. Now I find myself branching out and experimenting with short fiction. I have also been fortunate to have two poems chosen to be made into songs and recorded. The first "On the Road to Kingdom Come" by Al Wordlaw, and the second, "If I Could Write a Love Poem" by award-winning Israeli/British singer Tally Koren. I am also finding my services increasingly in demand as a freelance writer and I have ghost-written the text for a number of children's books and educational tutorials. It has taken me many years of searching and restlessness to realise that my life's passion is to write. It saddens me that I wasted so many years not devoting to that, but thinking positively, the experiences gained over those years is now wonderful material for my stories and poems. I want to try to bring a new focus on poetry and try to make it appealing to a new generation of young people and those who thought they never liked or understood it before.

7 thoughts on “Magic Unicorn of Mine

  • March 27, 2018 at 4:53 PM
    Permalink

    Thank you so much, Rasma. Unicorns seem to have something magical and special about them, don’t they. Children and adults alike seem to want them to be real. I appreciate your reading and the kind comment.

    Reply
  • March 27, 2018 at 6:53 PM
    Permalink

    Nicely penned and enjoyed John. I used to have a unicorn, it would come to me in deep meditations. I was surprised, not because it was a unicorn, but because it was so different from how it is always depicted. Less a warrior and far more a playful gentle being, smaller in stature and so very intelligent. Wonderful subject and I enjoyed bring back the memories. Cheers!

    Reply
  • March 27, 2018 at 8:54 PM
    Permalink

    Thank you, Tony. I think many of us have had a unicorn in some form or other during our childhood. I am glad you enjoyed this and it brought back memories.

    Reply
  • March 27, 2018 at 11:52 PM
    Permalink

    John, this is a delightful piece – such a pleasure to read. I like your skill with rhyme, for it really enhances your poetry. I must confess that my own unicorn is still very much present in my life, along with the faeries. Great work here, John.

    Reply
  • April 1, 2018 at 6:53 AM
    Permalink

    Nice work John, excellent rhyming and good story. I still think my unicorn exists as well. It comes to me in moments of clarity and my moments of imagination. Unicorns have made a come back in mainstream as well. There are clothing lines that dedicate their brand to unicorns. Nice work John

    Reply
  • April 1, 2018 at 7:25 AM
    Permalink

    Thank you, Paul. Yes, unicorns seem as popular as ever. In fact, I don’t foresee a time when they won’t. I appreciate your kind comment.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

Our cookie settings are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. By continuing to browse this website you are accepting our cookie policy.

Close