A Magical Trip
Ashlee Cate Hughes, Grade 3, East Manjimup Primary School
Finalist in the 'Beyond Words 2015' competition
Rapt children, looking and listening,
Open ears, closed mouths,
Shimmering scales, fabulous fins,
terrific tails, tiny teeth.
Excited children, chattering and laughing,
Open mouths, closed ears,
Chuffing train, screeching wheels,
sparkling steam, glistening red paint.
Tired children, dozing and drooping,
Closed mouths, closed ears,
Magical sea water, waiting and wondering, sea striped in aqua and blue-green;
Wet wilderness for all to see.