I'm in a beautiful mansion,
With bright pink walls and floors,
Pictures of me with friends,
Upon all the walls and doors,
Some fancy spiral staircases,
And snow-white banisters,
I walk down in my shiny shoes,
To see my ma and my headmaster.
He says, 'She's very good at maths and to teach she's
He sees my chestnut-brown eyes glow so very bright.
One minute I'm so happy and I'm where I want to be,
The next second it turns out it was just a fantasy,
I wake to Mother sending me to the river,
Hoping that tonight I'll get a bowl of rice for dinner,
I lug my bottle on my back barefoot to fetch the water,
Like in every other village, like every other daughter.
by Sofia Butt (10)
Bramley School - Tadworth
Competition - Once Upon A Dream
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