I got into bed to go to sleep,
I buried myself in the blanket deep,
My eyes opened to the sight
Of the sun shining ever so bright.
Suddenly I saw a castle come into view
It was standing up so high and so true
A dragon began to snake around
I couldn't believe what I had found.
'You must help us,' the king said,
I wished I was back in bed
He pressed a bow into my hand
I had to try and save the land
I drew back the bow to get a hit
I don't know why; I wasn't fit
The arrow only skimmed his head
And then it began to fall like lead.
The dragon blew flames that swirled around me
Just fire as far as the eye could see.
Everything around me then went black
And I felt something behind my back
Suddenly, I was back in bed
With pillows for my tired head.
I heard my mum calling me
With a pile of pancakes and some tea!
by Áine Houghton (10)
St Andrew's CE Primary School - Bath
Competition - Once Upon a Dream
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