There I was, in the woods, peering into the abyss.
But something caught my eye, something I couldn't miss
It was colossal, its branches sloping and swaying free
That was when I realised it was a large oak tree!
Was it alive? Could I hear its wood heart?
It must have been, or it wouldn't be such art!
Then my own heart started pounding all over my chest,
What should I do, what choice was best?
There was nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.
Oh no! Then the oak's branch picked me up for a ride!
I'll tell you now it was scary up there,
But I soon calmed down by the freshness of the air.
I could hear the oak whispering in my ear
'Don't worry lost child your home is near.'
I looked ahead, at the blinking lights of my town.
Then all of a sudden the tree let me down.
'I'm sorry lost child but I must leave you on your own.'
Then he pointed in a direction, the direction of my home.
by Maya Armstrong (10)
Aycliffe CP School - Kent
Competition - Once Upon a Dream
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