First-Born Unicorn

I’m the first-born

Unicorn

Of a self-exalted nation

The first one down

And the last to drown

In a submerged subway station

The first to stand

The last demand

In a self-exalted nation


I write the word

You will have heard

Of my humble place and station

What I believe

You will receive

And keep for the duration

Because I’m the first-born

Unicorn

Of a self-exalted nation


Alive or dead

I’ll fill your head

With humble introspection

Early or late

You’ll know I’m great

I won’t pass without detection

I’m the first-born

Unicorn

Of a self-exalted nation


And when I’m old

I will have told

You about the conflagration

The burning fires

And funeral pyres

And chemical castration

I’ll be the last-born

Unicorn

Of a self-exalted nation



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8 comments

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Tyrone Smalls 2 years ago from Edi, Isl.

I like...! :-)


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AngeShearer 2 years ago from Whangarei, Northland

Love love love. ...you had me from start to end....great poem beautifully written


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Ryem 2 years ago from Maryland

I really like the way the words flow in this poem, it made an interesting read.


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Chris Neal 2 years ago from Fishers, IN Author

Tyrone Smalls -

Thank you very much!


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Chris Neal 2 years ago from Fishers, IN Author

AngeShearer -

Thank you so much! Really does my heart good!


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Chris Neal 2 years ago from Fishers, IN Author

Ryem -

Thank you! I love it when people find my poetry interesting!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Great poem/song lyric Chris. Well done.


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Chris Neal 2 years ago from Fishers, IN Author

Jodah -

Thank you very much!

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