Fantastical Beasts


Fantastical beasts
They certainly were
Elusive oddities
Often covered in fur

Colorful creatures
In every shape and size
Sought mostly for
A worthless prize

Some were shy
And lived in dark cellars
And eventually became
Forest dwellers

Some were fierce
And lived in caves
They caused the most trouble
And almost never behaved

Some were silly
And lived by the sea
Those were the ones
Who were happy as can be

Some were curious
And lived in the cities
They thought the bright lights
Were oh so pretty

Those fantastical beasts
Were a curious lot
And it was a complete surprise
Whenever one was spot

Years have gone by now
Since any have been seen
And they say the last one
Was so awfully mean

But who could blame them
With the torture they faced
It seems they all picked up
And left in great haste

It’s hard to imagine
Such a creature could exist
If only they knew
How much they were missed

But that was then
And this is the now
If only things could change
Someway, somehow

© 2017 Michelle Cook

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16 thoughts on “Fantastical Beasts

  1. A wonderful poem, I thought maybe your Fantastical Beast story is a philosophical piece, about us awful humans and how we continue to kill off species after species. But don’t worry, just Ivor being light hearted… I’m having trouble writing too, my smashed pumpkin brain is quite annoying and very tiring…..

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    1. Well you guessed it then, that’s exactly what was going through my mind. But I just saw the movie Pete’s Dragon as well, so a bit of inspiration from fantasy as well. 😉 Perhaps it’s the season… it’s getting colder here and that always makes me feel less like writing. I need the warmth of the summer sun to get anything good down on paper.


  2. I think you pulled this poem off very nicely. None of the rhyming feels forced, but well thought out. The last two lines really brought it home for me — very strong ending imo. Love this.

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    1. Aww…. thank you so much. I’m glad you liked it. And I’m especially glad you mentioned the last two lines. I struggled with the ending and hoped it was okay. Usually writing poetry takes very little effort on my part, but lately I seem to be fighting with every line. Perhaps I need a break, I’m really not sure. I guess I’m just happy to call it quits for the day. 😉

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    1. Thanks, Walt. I struggled all day with this one and I’m still not really sure about it. I’ve been having quite a bit of trouble with my writing lately. I guess I just haven’t felt very inspired. Hope you are having a good start to your week. 🙂

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            1. I’m so sorry you’re going through all of this right now. Life is so very hard and it never seems to get any easier. I’ll be praying that all of your needs are met. Love ya my friend! Hugs… 💛


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