Anything For A Friend - Poem by Sunprincess

on the edge of the forest runs a country road
alone I was walking this country road
and lo and behold I looked into the forest
and in the forest was a unicorn

he didn't see me

so real was the aura of peace and tranquility
surrounding this gentle unicorn
I couldn't believe I was seeing him
so I looked closely at his horn

and when he turned

then, I looked even more closely at his horn
just to verify there was truly only one
and he was truly a real live unicorn
and perchance, I was not seeing a deer

but no he was real

closer to the forest I went, up close to the trees
and I thought he would be startled and run away
but he came up to me like magically
and lowered himself to the ground

and I petted him

but this enchanting story doesn't end there
not even close to ending
next thing I know a wicked person captures him
he is in a net under a large truck

not only is he captured

but I am captured also, by the same people
I know something terrible is going to happen
to both the gentle unicorn and myself
this wicked person has really frightened me

not sure where we went

but somehow unknowingly I managed to escape
escape yes I did, but I escaped alone
truly, I was so scared I would be captured again
and I looked around at my surroundings

not sure where I was

yet, I was in the midst of devising an escape plan
for my newest friend the gentle unicorn
cause in my heart I knew I was not going to leave
without saving my friend from certain death

Topic(s) of this poem: dreams

Comments about Anything For A Friend by Sunprincess

  • Veteran Poet - 1,748 Points Loyd C. Taylor, Sr. (1/23/2015 6:00:00 AM)

    Hello Rachel. Sorry, I thought I had read this before, but it was worth the read for the second time. I enjoyed the time spent reading again, well done good poet friend. Loyd (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 5,346 Points Ken E Hall (12/30/2014 3:39:00 AM)

    love of animals is prolific in your poem we are animals too, , , anything for a friend may all the cruelty be abolished, thanks and regards (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,370 Points Khalida Bano Ali (8/30/2014 5:48:00 AM)

    A lovely write, We must love animals. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,521 Points Unwritten Soul (8/18/2014 11:00:00 AM)

    Rachel, glad that your true soul always true and beautiful everytime... Nice pen_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,298 Points Robinson (8/16/2014 10:45:00 AM)

    Well what happened? Did he escape? (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 51,173 Points Akhtar Jawad (8/4/2014 7:03:00 AM)

    This is the classical Rachel Nichols. A lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,389 Points Amitava Sur (7/19/2014 11:27:00 AM)

    A true fellow feeling and the love for a friend and love for animal, they all were said and found in this lovely poem.
    Thank you Sunprincess for having such a lovely heart inside. what I love. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,721 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/18/2014 7:57:00 PM)

    indeed nothing is too much to give for a friend! Friendship is the true language of life! Well done my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Surbhi Singh (7/16/2014 11:21:00 AM)

    Wow Nicely penned bt d best thing is it made me believe unicorn can exist ;) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,799 Points Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (7/16/2014 11:15:00 AM)

    Very nicely penned.........Rachel...........your inks will not go dry nor futile for the good cause you stand for................ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 306 Points Siyabonga A Nxumalo (7/16/2014 7:03:00 AM)

    Well penned poem Rachel, your love of animals shows in every line in this touching poem.
    Siya_! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 56,081 Points Roseann Shawiak (7/14/2014 8:16:00 PM)

    First I would like to thank you for your wonderful comments on my poems, I truly appreciated them no end! This poem is quite touching, your infinite love for animals does shine through it! Amazing image of the unicorn - a fantasy - being applied to real life, helping all animals in distress. You truly are a friend to all animals. Thank you, RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,498 Points Neela Nath Das (7/13/2014 9:02:00 PM)

    I love your deep concern for the animals.You have beautifully penned your thought here. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,764 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/12/2014 11:18:00 PM)

    What a great companion the unicorn has. I am sure he will be saved. Wicked people must be defeated. Beautiful poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 66 Points Francis Wanyiri (7/11/2014 7:55:00 AM)

    For a friend. Oh yes... anything... lovely written... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,728 Points Stephen Katona (7/11/2014 6:24:00 AM)

    Dear Rachel, wonderful writing to captivate the heart of anyone truly alive. I love the way you use a unicorn to represent every animal trapped, in pain, who needs to be set free, elephants and all... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 20,931 Points Daniel Brick (7/11/2014 3:29:00 AM)

    I like the way you lined this poem in such an original fashion with four-line stanzas separated by one-line passages which carried the dramatic turns of the story. It created a visual pattern that expressed the narrative pattern, if I can put it in such a way. The encounter with the trusting unicorn is - touching - a word doing double duty. You are physically touching the unicorn as you pet him and are emotionally moved by his gentleness. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,092 Points Kanav Justa (7/10/2014 9:41:00 AM)

    that poor fellow would be laying somewhere in peace, , he would be sure that his friend sunprincess would come to save her, , no matter what happens, , ,
    a dream that speaks of true friendship, , , lovely write, , , (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,092 Points Kanav Justa (7/10/2014 9:32:00 AM)

    that poor fellow would be laying somewhere in peace, , he would be sure that his friend sunprincess would come to save her, , no matter what happens, , ,
    a dream that speaks of true friendship, , , lovely write, , , (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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