Of Unicorns And Dragonflies

by debbylyn   Nov 15, 2007

I gave my love a unicorn
Mythical and fair
In turn the gift he gave to me
A strong and sturdy mare

Then I gave a hummingbird
With finest fairy wings
His gift to me a dragonfly
The ugliest of things

Once more I tried with roses
Grown of finest seeds
My bouquet was dandelions
Intertwined with weeds

To tempt his hungry palate
I cooked a gourmet dish
He in turn served me a plate
Of simple bread and fish

I told my love between the tears
You've crushed my tender heart
I've given you the finest things
One ever could impart

With unicorns and roses
All things fine to hold
My gifts to you my sweetest love
Are worth their weight in gold

You haven't seen my gifts my love
Was his sad reply
For all things have a purpose
From weeds to dragonflies

To measure true love's value
With gold to gauge it's worth
You overlook the beauty
Held by everything at birth

*for my children.....hoping they see the beauty in all things and realize that love is all that really matters


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  • 8 years ago

    by Hopeless Romantic

    Wow it has such a great meaning! Some people don't realize the true meaning of beauty and thats what you display here in a pleasant way....10/10 *clap%clap*

  • 9 years ago


    Oh wow, Deb!!! The title caught my eye and boy am I glad.
    I love this piece. Flawless flow and so imaginative!! Not to mention smack in the middle of it all, a great message!
    Great job my friend!!!

  • 10 years ago

    by MrPurple

    Wow, this was an amazing poem... I hope people can learn of this poem. Poems aren't meant to be shallow, and literal.. This is a great example, it leaves you wondering until the very end where it captures you.

    I take off my hat to you, great job, keep up the good work

  • 10 years ago

    by Lonely Rider

    " To measure true love's value
    With gold to gauge it's worth
    You overlook the beauty
    Held by everything at birth "
    ...loved dis stanza...

    very beautiful poem... I really loved reading it.... Everything in dis world has a beauty, it depends on how we look at it... a wonderful message given by ur poem... 5/5

  • 10 years ago

    by amber

    Everything about this was perfect. Nothing less than perfect. The way you have wrote this, the lesson is plain to see and its so well written. You are truely an amazing writer...i look forward to reading more from you :)