This is my tragic life, can't you see?
This is how catastrophic it can be!
Every night, every day,
The bloodthirsty lie in wait, like I'm their prey!
A heavy sky casts a shadow over me,
The ebony blackness had imprisoned my ability to see,
Crimson blood oozing from my veins,
A spine-chilling breeze makes me cry in pain!
Squelching auburn muck, someone's close!
I try to hide, I have nowhere to go,
My friends are dead, my parents are lost,
I feel a pang of sorrow, I am all alone.
Mahogany hills, deserted plains,
Stretch for miles on end, I have no escape!
Dead bodies are all around me,
I'm abandoned, petrified,
Yet I feel as if millions of eyes are watching me.
I solemnly weep, I cannot hide...
This pain and sorrow that lay inside,
A miniature knife pressed against my back!
They've found me, I am taken aback
The cruel knife pierces my skin,
My depressed soul snivels from within.
I gasp for air, it was only a dream,
But it seemed so real to me.
by Joshua Bray
Whittingham Primary Academy, London
Competition - Once Upon a Dream
Copyright remains with the author.