Once upon a fantasy
A place far, far away
Where the cities are made of precious stones
And the lion and the lamb play.
But that was the nice, old cities
Before they were under attack
And after all the damage has been done
The mayor knew he could not go back.
He sold all the cities
To a power-thirsty man named Caesar
He already owned the whole Himalayas and the Pyramids of Giza
But along came a girl with gold hair
And eyes shiny green,
A dress with sapphire sprinkles
and a face that looks keen.
You may think she's a normal girl
But I know you are wrong
This girl did a heroic thing
To find out you must read on.
Her name is Emma Towens
She is kind and sweet
With a bow in her hair
It is red and neat.
When you first meet her
She is full of wonder
She nurtures you
She cares for you
She tames lightning and thunder
She skips through the town expecting more
She did get there
But you wouldn't believe what she saw
A vast wasteland
with no flowers or green
The most horrendous thing she had ever seen.
She knocked on the door
Of a lady called Sue
She asked if she could stay
But the house was a zoo.
There were gorillas, crocs,
Fish that looked like rocks.
She dodged the monkeys,
She jumped over the snakes.
This is a madhouse, she thought
Then she tripped over a cake.
'Careful,' Sue said with a grin,
'Oh my! What a mess you're in.'
Emma was covered in gunk
And her hair was tangled.
'Nothing a good wash can't handle.
After that she had a nap
In a pink dressing gown.
The animals and Sue were sleeping,
She didn't hear a sound until
She woke up startled and scared,
'No it's OK,' Sue said, 'it's roll call!' Sue said
Emma got out of bed and brushed her teeth
put on her slippers and made her hair neat
'Mr Caesar,' Sue replied.
I want to put an end to this, she thought.
At the strike of midnight she crept
To the deepest, darkest depths.
She dodged the guards
And there he was, sleeping.
She got her sword out,
Did she have the strength?
She took a deep breath
And he was gone.
As soon as it happened
A bright light shone,
A golden glisten,
A magical light.
Some might even faint at the sight
Two golden horses appeared
from the sky.
Emma had to say goodbye.
Once upon a fantasy, this story's not old
But it's a secret Emma has never told until now.
by Nobi Okechukwu (10)
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School - West Yorkshire
Competition - Once Upon a Dream
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