I was swept into a mysterious land
Brambles gripped me by the hand
Menacing clouds punctured the sky
And a curtain of cascading water hurtled by
Vines twisted and blocked my path,
I feared each breath would be my last
A remorseless light shone on my face
Gradually I slowed my pace
An unkindness of ravens circled around
Filling the sky with an ear-splitting sound.
My throat was dry, my lungs were blocked
I ventured forth, feeling mocked
I trudged on through the pungent terrain
This alien world was a constant strain.
I yearned to find a way to restore
To what was known, what had been before
The day bled swiftly into night
And the sky was filled with a new glowing light
I tried in vain to summon the dawn
But was as helpless as a newborn fawn
Finally the night fell dead
The pale sun wearily raised its sleepy head
Still I was locked in this baffling place
Tears streaked my disconsolate face.
by Lucian Walker (7)
Westminster Under School - London
Competition - Once Upon A Dream
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