Once Upon A Dream

A number of children in our school have had poems they have written this year published in a book called ‘Once Upon A Dream’, which is a book of poems written by children from across the East of Scotland. We were delighted that one of our pupils, Bethany Erskine’s poem was chosen as the best poem in the book and has been used as the opening poem. We thought you might all like to read Bethany’s poem so here it is.


As I clamber into the warmth of my bed

And sink into its snug confines

My head comes to rest onto my comfy pillow

And suddenly everything goes black…


I am lost in a magical paradise

As I stare at the sky

The stars are as bright as the sun as they twinkle

Colours clash like swords in a fight for life and death


I see a vast forest emitting a wonderful glow

Intrigues, I move towards it and wander into the green ahead

I hear the gush of water in the distance

As I gaze upon a pool of gleaming water it plays a soft, sweet melody to me

Nearby, an angry waterfall rages, sending the rapids in every direction
White froth forms near me in clumps like stepping stones

I try to step, but missed and fall into the refreshing cool,

It carries me along and through the majestic waterfall and into a large cavern.


Treasure lies in colossal piles in almost every available space

As I walk towards them, enchanted…

And then, an emerald dragon awakens from his deep slumber,

It rears u [as it spots me and I close my eyes in dread.


I sit up sharply, safe in my bed,

Then I lie back down and rest my head,

Ring! Ring! My alarm clock sounds,

It’s morning now so off I bound.

By Bethany Erskine P6

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