There once was a land where the unicorns were.
Freely flying across grasslands and rolling down hills
Drinking from enchanted streams with just the right chill
Sleeping in enchanted forests where nothing was ever killed
Imbuing everything with a little magic even the trees
They protected the innocent and chased out the greedy
And always always were willing to help out those who were needy
The unicorn in particular the one in this story had hair as white as snow
Her horn cast a silvery glow
Her mane was jet black
Her heart honest and pure
She was still a young little one
With no concern but to have so much fun
One day she slept in a mess of leaves and twigs and rocks
Far away from her parents the exhausted little foal slept
In a glade of cursed enchantments where time just crept
She finally awoke to an acorn hitting her on the head
To her parents she thought and her soft warm bed
But out of the glade the forest she saw
Looked nothing like the forest she knew, nothing at all
She scampered and scanned it was all such a fright
But there was nothing and nowhere and soon it was night
She crawled into a tree hollow and stayed there till it was light
She galloped to the grassland
But there what she found were just a bunch of horses hanging around
Hey you horses she asked where did they go?
Where are the unicorns with their horns that glow
Horns don’t glow they said with a sniff
But if it is unicorns you want then you’ll need to climb up that cliff
And so the cliff she climbed and climbed
Past boulders and shrubs and five sets of vines
There she was on the tip toppiest of that
But she didn’t see any unicorns
Just horses with horn hats
She asked them
Where are they! Where did the unicorns go!
They replied they were there right before her eyes didn’t she know?
She could be one to, for the right price, perhaps she could start by getting them some ice
A unicorn horn can only be seen by those who believe
They mistook her for a horse
And wanted to see a real unicorn with a fake horn
I was born a unicorn
Your fake horn I do scorn
Now I shall leave
She shouted and turned
Go then but without one of our horned hats you’ll never be a unicorn that is just a fact they laughed and snickered, snickered and laughed
She ran back to the forest, now alien and cold and hoped that it was all just a big bad dream being had by a little foal
She found some leaves and curled up and wept
But then a soft voice came to her under the leaves in which she crept
Are you okay? The soft voice spoke
But the little unicorn just hid under the leaves
Why are you crying? How can I help?
The little unicorn lifted her head out of the pile eyes still wet
Aww you are a little horse just like me!
But I am a unicorn why can’t they see
“It’s okay to be sad okay to feel bad but if you want to play you can come this way”
She didn’t feel like playing she just wanted to cry but the dear little unicorn decided to lie
I’m okay, sure let’s play!
They played and frolicked and frolicked and played
They went back to dinner and in warm beds they lay
But the little unicorn, just couldn’t sleep, she tossed and turned and counted sheep
What’s the matter the little brown horse asked
It’s about the unicorns
I know, they think they are better just because they have horns
But they’re not unicorns at all! She cried, I am the last!
But then where’s your horn?
She knew it was there but no one could see it so no one cared
The little horse brought her to school the next day
The little horse was pushed by one in a horned hat
“Horses are stupid everyone knows that!”
The little unicorn saw her friend say
Don’t worry it’s just how things are, we can’t change it anyway
But the little unicorn could not accept such a sight
And so she stood up for her new friend with all her might
The hatted horses tried to knock her aside, but she was strong a fact she wouldn’t hide
Then a miracle happened, there in the eyes of the little brown horse, a horn was formed
It was the first time she realized, she saw a real horn that before her was a true unicorn,
She felt the warm glow that came with the feeling of knowing that unicorns are really real seeing was believing
She stood up and she said
You guys are fakes, the only unicorn here is my friend you all are just snakes!
Then a magical thing happened to tell you true, her own horn appeared and it was bright blue
The little unicorn realized what had happened to her people
They had just forgotten who they were thinking themselves just sheeple
So now she knew what she was there to do, to wake up the people with kindness and strength
To show them the difference between real and fake
As she went on to carry out this task
She made so many friends she no longer needed to unmask
The fake unicorns who just had horns glued to their hats
They blushed and puffed, they couldn’t see real horns so they must not be the right stuff
But even for them, a couple of them grew horns on their heads and it felt silly to have two
Her message received it filled her with glee, but at the end of the day she still missed her family
One day she played and took a nap, in a glade with a cursed enchantment and it took her right back
She missed her new friends, but couldn’t be sad, for after all she was all just too glad
That the future would have unicorns not just horses with hats.
And because of the efforts of this brave unicorn girl, the world still has unicorns and will have them evermore.