I lay down and look at the sky,
Stars are glittering as I close my eyes.
When I open them I'm in another world
That nobody has entered in history,
All around me are spring flowers and trees.
I walk across the meadow and take a sniff
Of beautiful scented flowers
And far from me is a rocky cliff.
After a few paces I see a silvery lake
And filling it is swans and the lake is not opaque.
Out of nowhere I hear the music of Swan Lake
And ballerinas start dancing swiftly around me,
I feel so free.
I close my eyes and start dancing
But then I fall down, down and down.
Then I open my eyes
And I'm back in my hometown.
by Fathima Rifah Kallayil (11)
Braintcroft Primary School - London
Competition - Once Upon A Dream
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