The murky towering trees,
Shadowing over my diminutive skull.
I have a feeling I am not alone,
I am being followed...
Spooked, terrorised, intimidated and petrified.
The tumult of the figure behind me is startling me.
It trails behind me and I let out a yell,
I am being followed…
For a split second, I turn my head,
The icy water is at my feet,
Dragging me under,
Taking my breath as its own.
The dark hidden everywhere.
I wake up suddenly!
It was a nightmare!
Since this day, I found my fear,
It lives inside us all,
But only when we close our eyes.
by Priyah Dada (10)
Minworth Junior And Infant School - West Midlands
Competition - Once Upon a Dream
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