I dreamt I had a baby,
but my baby was like no other.
My baby had a tail,
I was a mermaid's mother!
She was different to me,
And I feared our love would fade.
I gave her a tender kiss.
Boom! I turned into a mermaid.
We made each other jewellery
From beautiful shells for sharing.
Suddenly, I woke up feeling sad
But the shell I was still wearing.
Was it all just a dream?
Each weekend I sit by the sea.
Remembering my mermaid child,
I wonder if she thinks of me.
by Keira Marcellin Curtis (7)
Appledore Community Primary School - Devon
Competition - Once Upon a Dream
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