Drifting to sleep under the moonlit sky
The city’s bright lights meet me
As I slowly immerse into another world with a sigh
Wading through the blooms of smoke in front of me.
I cast my eyes upon a never-ending ladder
Swiftly climbing, my thoughts going wild
I make my way up, spiralling like an adder
Finally, I reach on top of the building seeing a child.
He gives me a very sinister look
As I walk over to the balcony to stare
Ignoring the sounds of his metal hook
Slowly taking in the fresh air.
Suddenly, he grabs my hand
He tips me over the railing
I fall helplessly to roughly land
Now my vision is blurred, something is laughing.
I meet myself, the one with devil horns
Smiling at me as I become aware
Of the shards of glass that shoot at me like thorns
I run for my life, making me flare.
Abruptly, I jolt up in my sweaty bed
Realising with an unsteady wheeze
The adventures of the other world I dread
Are an infinite loop of nightmares that never freeze.
by Angela Lin (11)
Valence Primary School - Essex
Competition - Once Upon a Dream
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