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I Believe In Unicorns

Now don't think me mad Or one of those crazy chicks Because I believe that Unicorns Really did exist Don't roll your eyes Or make that face Just humour me And I will make my case You see I was one of "those" A horse crazed girl And for my grade six science fair The Horse Its history I did unfurl From the dog sized Eocene Eohippus Family lines that include the Tapir To lineage linked to the Rhinoceros I ask Can you assert without fear That an equine beast with a single horn In the forest did not disappear As the rhino's horn is made of hair It is possible no fossils would be found So on my faith that The Unicorn Did exist (and might still) I firmly stand my ground. 17.04.13 Composed for Julia Ward's A Mythical Creature Contest N/A Submitted to Line Gauthier's Another 2017 Stunner Poetry Contest 2nd Place Submitted to Rob Carmack's Screwed XX Poetry Contest 3rd place

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Date: 11/23/2019 11:25:00 PM
I agree that this is a charming tale. However, I did find one line a bit clunky to the modern ear: Its history I did unfurl Perhaps consider something like: I gave this new idea a whirl ...
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 11/24/2019 8:21:00 AM
I am fascinated how poems are received, I don't know why this is one of top poems, perhaps the title is a curiosity. Not one of my best in my opinion. That line is "a bit clunky to the modern ear", but that's why I love it, humour me, a scholastic feel to it ~ a school science fair project. ;) Thank you for checking out my page Michael! xomo
Date: 2/13/2019 6:45:00 PM
I believing in believing too. Take our fantasy and hope away and we fall in the abyss. Well penned expository on the passion all poets must have to believe. Believe in something. Congratulations.
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Date: 2/13/2019 10:09:00 AM
This is charming. Congrats.
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Date: 2/12/2019 10:46:00 PM
This is not the only world or reality, it's just the one most are trapped in, so Unicorns are alive and well. Congrats on your win, and thanks for supporting my contest.
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 2/13/2019 8:21:00 AM
Ha, I like that :))) I believe in the possibility. Thank you so much Rob! xomo
Date: 4/20/2018 4:38:00 AM
- Congratulations on your 2nd place in the contest, Maureen :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 4/20/2018 6:30:00 AM
Thank you Anne-Lise :) I'm thrilled! xomo!
Date: 4/19/2018 9:30:00 PM
Congratulations on your win! You make an excellent case.
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 4/20/2018 6:28:00 AM
Thank you! Seems logical to me ;) xomo!
Date: 4/19/2018 4:49:00 PM
Thanks for entering my contest, Maureen, with this adorable whimsical poem. Congrats on your silver medal win.
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 4/19/2018 7:36:00 PM
Yay! Thank you so much! Saddling up my unicorn for a victory lap :) xomo!
Date: 9/4/2017 7:15:00 AM
So do I! Just because you can't see it does not mean it does not exist. Well written, makes sense.
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PATRICIA CRESSWELL
Date: 9/4/2017 3:11:00 PM
Your argument is well grounded. One of my favourites; I read the book too. I have a dvd of the film so whenever I need a dose of believing I watch it. I believe in dragons too.
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 9/4/2017 9:44:00 AM
I make a pretty good argument huh? ;) the film The Last Unicorn an all time fave... Love your visits! xomo
Date: 8/5/2017 2:11:00 PM
Well Maureen, I did catch Chameleon in Tanzania (while in the Peace Corps in 64-66) that was over a foot and a half long that had a large single tusk on its nose. You would have liked him I bet as he could change many colors, from bright green to mottled brown with black specks. Also he turned black with bright yellow patches if he was upset. I didn't try to ride him though! :-) Want to speculate on the evolutionary advantage of a horn?
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 8/5/2017 2:47:00 PM
*giggle* chameleons are fantastic creatures! So many uses for a horn, I couldn't begin to speculate! ;) Thanks for the visit!
Date: 5/5/2017 1:07:00 AM
And so you should stand your ground. I believe in Fairy Queens. And modern science is just another paradigm...
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 5/5/2017 7:52:00 AM
Thank you! All hope is lost when possibility is lost too ;) xomo!
Date: 4/27/2017 1:04:00 PM
- A lovely poem, Maureen :) - I think they exist ... just like fairies ... I wish and believe :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 4/27/2017 3:48:00 PM
:D ya never know! xomo!
Date: 4/24/2017 3:49:00 PM
I love it! Great poem, Maureen
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 4/25/2017 6:13:00 AM
;D thank you!
Date: 4/24/2017 2:40:00 PM
Even if they only exist in the mind, they still exist in all their enchantment. Lovely. John
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 4/25/2017 6:13:00 AM
I must agree ;) xomo!
Date: 4/24/2017 11:44:00 AM
You made your case well Maureen.. A7..
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Date: 4/24/2017 11:45:00 AM
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Date: 4/24/2017 9:01:00 AM
I LOVE what you've done with this prompt, Maureen! Janice
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 4/24/2017 11:15:00 AM
Tee hee, Thank You Janice! ;) xomo!
Date: 4/23/2017 6:43:00 PM
This one is very well stitched together with style and humor, brought together by your poetic soul. Unicorns are the embodiment of magic in its most wondrous form. What's not to believe?Emile. #7
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 4/24/2017 11:14:00 AM
Thank you Emile, your wonderful comments always a joy xomo!
Date: 4/20/2017 4:26:00 PM
Love your poem, Maureen! Your logic works very well! Best wishes for the contest! 7 Sandra
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 4/21/2017 11:44:00 AM
Thank you Sandra! :) xomo
Date: 4/18/2017 12:55:00 PM
Great write Mo!
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 4/18/2017 3:35:00 PM
Thankya dude! ;) xomo
Date: 4/18/2017 9:22:00 AM
Yes off course. Over here they are all over the place. Ha ha. Crazy chic
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 4/18/2017 10:30:00 AM
Howling LOL! Awesome ;)
Date: 4/16/2017 8:40:00 PM
I believe in them too, Maureen. I even had two chapbooks named after them!! WEll done.
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 4/18/2017 10:31:00 AM
;)
Date: 4/16/2017 5:06:00 PM
You make a really good case for this. The last time I was in the Museum of Natural History in NY, they had set up the floor as a platogram. I think we should break in one night and add unicorns!!
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 4/16/2017 8:21:00 PM
Giggle ;) that's one way to change history! Love it xomo
Date: 4/16/2017 4:23:00 AM
I really like this one - you compose your argument well!! I especially liked the "crazy chicks / exist" lines. Good luck with the contest!
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 4/16/2017 7:20:00 AM
Giggle* me too lol, I hope it's not too "rhymey" for the contest, I just can't resist... Thanks John! :) xomo
Date: 4/15/2017 7:35:00 PM
Hey anything is possible... nicely written. ...
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 4/15/2017 8:02:00 PM
Tee hee ;) xomo!
Date: 4/15/2017 5:53:00 PM
My my, I have read a few other of your poems, you are very good at this. Imaginative write. Cheers Craig
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 4/15/2017 8:01:00 PM
Oh wow, thank you Craig :) Cheers to you! xomo
Date: 4/15/2017 2:25:00 PM
Love it!
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 4/15/2017 4:40:00 PM
;D
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