I'm not quite sure what this monster can do
But I'm definitely sure it's not nice to you.
Something's not right, I don't feel the same,
This time the monster is not just a game.
Lurking round every corner,
Hearing screams and getting warmer.
Seeing his white skeleton face,
My heart then turns ten times the pace.
I open the door and run afar,
Mum, I don't know where you are.
The monster appears, we're face-to-face,
Me and the monster begin to race.
The air is dancing, the air is thick,
The monster must have some kind of trick.
I leap through the window, jump back in bed,
Crying and moaning I'll sadly be dead.
Hang on, I'm awake but my dream's still in my eyes,
Now there is a shocking surprise.
I know I'm awake, I definitely know,
I must have sleep paralysis, how will it go?
I look out of the window to see if it's there,
It must have gone back to its cave-like lair.
But really I know that it's all a nightmare,
Mum, are you there?
by Jemima Cowell (9)
Great Easton Primary School - Essex
Competition - Once Upon A Dream
Copyright remains with the author.