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Unicorns and Rainbows - a rhyme for a competition

Recently Michael spotted a tweet about a competition to win a “MIMOBOT” which is a USB drive character. This was a post by Dan Zarella, the Social Media Scientist, on his blog.

I love writing poems and I love unicorns so I felt compelled to enter. I could love Dan Zarella but haven’t talked to him yet (but I will!). Here is the poem – please let me know what you think of it?

My competition entry

If a unicorn came to you as you left the corner shop
Said “I am made of magic” and I can make your life “pop”
Would you believe him? Would you happily surrender?
Would you chase the rainbow – go on a rainbow bender?

Or would common sense prevail – and a sense of calm take over
Would you realise that there is no quick fix – no lucky four leaf clover
Would you think “this unicorn has told me that he can make a change
But I can’t place eggs all in one place – I have to have a range”

If this happened to me, here is my advice
You need to check if this is true – and figure out the price
Ask the unicorn to email you
and his proposal you’ll review

You’ll see if there is anything that proves his approach is new
Consider it carefully – get back to him soon – of course!
I would believe a unicorn more than I’d believe a horse.

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  1. Tamsin Fox-Davies

    I was going to do this comment as a poem,
    But those rhymes, I don’t really know-em.
    So, I’ll have to make do,
    With just a line or two,
    And hope that I don’t simply throw-em!

  2. Tanya Rennick

    Keren, I can heartily recommend both reading and writing poetry in addition to chasing rainbows and looking for unicorns as perfectly valid ways to while away a sunny afternoon. That is of course, if you don’t have blogs to write…

  3. Karen Haller

    What a joy to read Keren, you had me in by the second line. Of course I’d say yes. What an adventure we’d have!

  4. Alicia Cowan

    Surely, it’s a winner! Will you tell us if you win?

  5. Lewis Malka

    Very creative! Then again, I would have expected nothing less!!

  6. Francesca Fiumano

    That is excellent Keren, we should all speak to Unicorns and chase Rainbows –

  7. Felicity Lerouge

    Your poem is delightful and I sincerely hope you win the contest.
    I also love the underlying message. In the past I have thrown my arms around the neck of a unicorn, before checking out their credentials, to my detriment. So check out it’s pedigree, which mystical stable it comes from and then allow yourself to believe that magic can happen.
    Thank you. You’ve really made me smile.