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Unicorn King

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DreamEvil
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0 posted 11-07-1999 11:29 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Beyond
a craggy cliff
lightning flashes,
it silhouettes
a noble form,
regal and sleek,
amidst thunderous crashes,
the Unicorn King
braves
the new born storm.

Wind whipping
and tossing
his silvery mane,
his ebony body
stands
like carven stone,
rolling off
is sheeting rain,
glinting
are diamond eyes
white
as polished bone.
Unicorn King
screams defiance
to the skies.

Onyx horn
flashes
with streaking gold,
a sure sign
of unicorn ire,
memories of when
their bodies
were bought
and sold
ignite
his passion's fire
to protect
his herd of mares
from danger
taking
them unawares.

From behind
streaks
stooping death,
a griffon rampant
falls upon a foal,
vice-like talons
tear from it
final breath
and carry it off
whole,
watching King
with patience
and mighty spring,
impales
the murderer's chest,
falling
he rolls
leaving the griffon
to the rest.

His vengeful,
savage herd
tears asunder
the half lion
and half bird,
foals
fill with wonder
bathing
in griffon blood
while mares
trample the carcass
into the mud

Eyes glowing
with an inner knowing
from guarding
his herd this night,
Unicorn King
that wondrous being
vanishes from sight
to reappear
on cliff
instilling fear
in unicorn foes,
so the legend goes.


©1999 DreamEvil

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DreamEvil©

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Poet deVine
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1 posted 11-07-1999 11:35 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Thank you! You met my challenge most nobly. Though this is excellent, I still think a unicorn would be gentler...but I guess if they are kin to wild stallions, your version is truer to form.
Tara Simms
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2 posted 11-07-1999 11:36 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Geez, Dream. I've never pictured unicorns in that way before. And here I thought they were gentle creatures!

I love the flight of fancy! the stuff dreams (maybe nightmares?) are made of.
Denise
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3 posted 11-07-1999 11:37 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very well done, Dream. I enjoyed this tale!

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Denise

Isis
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4 posted 11-07-1999 11:48 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Dream, I've always loved unicorns, and thankyou for opening my eyes that a male would be more like the stallion / unicorn you described. Loved it!!!

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Through poetry my heart and soul truly sing...
~Isis~
(Daughter of Mystery)

X Angel
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5 posted 11-07-1999 11:48 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

I wanted the griffen to win j/k
this was really awe inspiring
It also made me see unicorns in a new light
X

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"We have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night" (Tombstone epitaph of two amateur astronomers)
Sally S.
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6 posted 11-07-1999 11:53 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

This was really good, Dream! I loved the format as well...you couldd "feel" the thunder of the hooves and the strong muscles.... ok.ok.. I AM serious. You can feel it.. 'nuff said.
wayoutwalt
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7 posted 11-08-1999 12:06 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

sweet i love mythology and tiz how the legend goes love the different styles you can master dream good show
Watcher666
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8 posted 11-08-1999 01:04 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Brother of my heart this is awesome!!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Munda
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9 posted 11-08-1999 01:13 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Today I can say: "I've seen the Unicorn." Great poem to wake up to ! Thanks. : )
Lilli
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10 posted 11-08-1999 01:24 AM       View Profile for Lilli   Email Lilli   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lilli

Well done, its actually how I always pictured a unicorn stallion..think me weird or not all you gentle unicorn fans!

Great descriptions, Loved it.
Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


11 posted 11-08-1999 03:33 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Vivid brilliance my friend!
DreamEvil
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12 posted 11-08-1999 09:31 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

'Twas a challenge from Lady deVine as I have no desire to write anything

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Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
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