In The Deep Dark Woods
Michael Woo, Grade 6, St John's Primary School
Finalist in the 'Horizon of Dreams 2018' competition
So deep and dark in the woods it lies,
Watching children day and night,
Without a face it's watching you,
With every word with every move.
Silently it creeps inside,
Approaching me with a gentle stride,
As I watch him with fear and dread,
He stood beside me and quietly said,
"It's time to play, I mean no harm,"
He wrapped his tentacles around my arm.
He took me back to the deep dark woods,
I looked around and there I stood,
With the corpses of kids hanging from trees,
It was time to play, he glanced at me,
Then grabbed the knife and there I stood,
In the dark, deep slender woods.