I am in ballet class, the room is light and bright,
I am going to try with all my might.
I am with my friends, we all line up,
Take our positions and stand straight up.
I am nervous but have a fire in my belly,
I really want the part in Swan Lake, my legs are like jelly.
I compose myself, hand on the bar,
Look straight ahead and give it my all.
I don't believe it, is this a dream?
My teacher has picked me for the starring lead part.
Suddenly, huge white feathers spread out of my back,
I am a swan and a beauty at that!
by Aimee Griffiths
Birchwood CE Primary School, Warrington
Competition - Once Upon a Dream
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