When I close my eyes and dream
There tends to be a recurring theme
The sun is hot, the air serene
And I'm heading towards a majestic green.
It's day four of the Open and I'm very much hoping
That my shot out of the sand, on the 18th green will land!
There's a hush in the crowd. I approach the ball, my head bowed
I strike the Titleist with all my might
And watch it lift into full fight
It twirls and it flies and it lands with a din
Two short feet from the 18th pin.
Victory is but a putt away
I close my eyes and I pray
I stand up tall and tap the ball
With tears in my eyes I watch it fall.
The crowd rise to their feet
And I watch my opponent, humble in defeat
I savour the moment, taking everything in
On this... my first ever major win!
by Patrick McGeary (11)
St John's Primary School - Northern Ireland
Competition - Once Upon A Dream
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