I woke up
I got a fright
I ran out into the pitch-black night
What was that face? I saw it there
It was appearing in front of me everywhere
The lights were flashing in my face
Drums were clashing all over the place
My heart was pumping, my head was spinning
I was falling, falling down a drain
'Anyone, are you there?'
There were cobwebs and spiders in my hair
I heard a voice and a dripping on my head
Oh no! Was someone dead?
I looked up with a hesitant glance
But the sight I saw calmed my heart
A milky-white unicorn sitting in a tree
Eating his favourite treats, strawberry jam and tea
Help me unicorn, so great and kind
Please can you help me find
My way out of this dreadful drain'
'Of course,' he said, 'you can trust me
I'll get you out with a whizz bang whee!'
I jumped onto his silky back
He smelt of cupcakes and sprinkles so pink
I felt happy and carefree
And soon I was out of the drain so black
I laughed with joy and patted the unicorn on his back
He flew me to Cloudland
His favourite spot
But I was tired
I couldn't see a lot
He lay me down on a marshmallow nest
Because I felt like I needed a rest
My last sight was a few pixies with their wings askew
I was munching on my pillow so white
As I fell into a bright, bright light
I woke up in my own bed at home
My pillow was gone, I uttered a moan
I had eaten my pillow!
by Sasha Reed (10)
Cundall Manor School - York
Competition - Once Upon A Dream
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