KIDS READ 13/15 – WENT TO A PARK
Went to a fun park
A different kind of park
A special sort of place
With Mom and Dad,
And my brother, too.
A lot of big trees
A lot of tall grass
Small lakes here and there,
Some trees were very big, like giants
Stuff hanging from the branches
Like long hair or a cape, or both;
Then, I saw myself in my own mind, sort of like a dream,
Sitting on a very high and large tree branch
A big alligator was crawling up from the nearby lake
Looking mean and hungry,
It was looking at my brother,
Mom and Dad were off on a short walk.
No fear in me
Suddenly I flew down like a red-tailed hawk,
One hand grabbed my brother
The other hand grabbed that long, thick tail as its mouth snapped shut,
Twirled it around like a blade on my toy helicopter
Then sent it flying far away
Back into the lake!
Later we both sat together back up high in the tree,
I heard a loud voice tell me-
“Nothing can harm you,
Not you or them”.
Then Mom called, shouted out , ears woke me up
Eyes saw clearly again
Dad shouted ,too- “See what’s crawling in the water by the boat dock!”
Eyes and ears and mind woke up in a way, too.
I shook my head,
All as if in a dream;
But I was not even asleep!