Friday, November 4, 2011

The Last Unicorn

In an old children’s movie

The Last Unicorn,

upon hearing

she’s the final one free,

goes on a quest

to find the others.

She allows Smedrick,

an aspiring magician,

to turn her into to human

to obtain entry to the castle

where all the others

are held by the red bull.

In a foreign human body,

her memory fades day by day,

forgetting the truth of her soul.

Ultimately she faces down

the terrifying red bull,

driving him into the sea,

freeing the others

to return to their homes,

creating pockets of peace,

once again on the land.

And so, we unicorns,

who have chosen human forms

must face the red bull

of our own fears,

to help free each other,

that we may each

create pockets of peace

in own homes and hearts.

Lizette Estelle Stiehr

October 17, 2011

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