Once there was a spider
And his name was Treacle
He used to go about and scare
Lots of different people
Once a child lay in bed
Dreaming about lots of stars
A spider, as black as night
He wanted to give the child a fright
So he sat on the window sill plotting
Of what in the world he could do
He came up with an idea
When he heard a cow go 'moo'
He swung onto the child's face
And hung down from the ceiling
When the child woke up, he ran downstairs
And then he started screaming
The boy told his mom
That there was a spider in his room
'Don't worry son,' she replied
And then she fetched the broom...
by Zachary Martin (10)
Salcombe Preparatory School - London
Competition - Once Upon a Dream
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