Underneath the sparkles and glitter —
No — lose that shiny excess litter —
I see strength — such strength that must be chained
Chained, crown around its neck, constrained,
Or is it? No, no — not a quitter–
Rugged, royal, powerful, proud,
Not subdued. No knee is bowed.
Unicorn was one of the prompt words for Tanka Tuesday. The challenge was to write an acrostic poem.
Honestly, I looked at the list of words and none of them struck me. I’m not a sparkly, glittery sort of person — especially in this chapter of my life. But, man oh man oh man, do I love that Scotland has the unicorn as its national animal. Fiercely independent and untamable, he is the heart of Scotland.
12 thoughts on “Unicorn”
A difficult one to go with.
Well done Sally that is a great Acrostic 💚💜
I like it very much, are you by chance Scottish?
Scottish heritage — plus a steady diet of Scottish folk music.
Aha! It’s a beautiful country 💜💜
I love it, Sally! Definitely a different spin on unicorns. Great poem!
Yvette M Calleiro 🙂
So glad someone chose the Unicorn great acrostic 🦄
Sally, I’m so glad you chose the word, unicorn! I didn’t know the unicorn was Scotland’s animal. I love it even more now! Well done! 🦄
I love this more “realistic” portrayal of a unicorn than the sparkly little kid ones so prevalent!
Sally I really like your characterization of the unicorn.