The other night I had a dream
I was lazing around, beside a stream
Calm blue water flowed gently by
And up above was a bright blue sky.
Colourful fish jumped here and there
And birdsong echoed through the air
The weeping willow shaded me
I paddled in water up to my knee.
The sparkling air was crisp and cool
And tadpoles flitted like glowing jewels
Dragonflies darted all around
While toadstools grew on mossy ground.
There was vibrant green grass on either side
And in the sun, playful otters dried
Shy deer grazed in the speckled light
Sunrays pierced the trees, shining bright.
On the horizon, mountains towered
And all around me plants flowered
I knew it just could not be real
It was almost too perfect, I could
by James Haycock (11)
Rokeby School - Kingston upon Thames
Competition - Once Upon A Dream
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