Category A: 10 yrs and under
Winner: Arysha Haya Kanda, The British School of Kuala Lumpur
Through the looking glass I see, Dinosaurs roaming wild and free, And next there is a mighty bang, An explosion heard all through the land.
Petrified, afraid, I pull away in fright, But curiosity gets the better of me, And I feel as though I might…
A caveman hunts with a jagged spear, While a mammoth toots and trumpets in fear, The sabre-tooth tiger, strong and brave, Stays awaiting his prey in a gloomy cave.
A young girl, maybe as old as me, Suddenly jumped down an ancient tree, I followed her, twisting and turning, underground, But she stopped as she found… a pound!
Oh dear, Oh no I must have dropped it, Down this awful, great, dark pit! Just then, everything started to disappear, Caveman, mammoth and the spear.
Consumed in terror I turn and shriek, But, Oh, but it wouldn’t hurt to have one more peek! A new world takes shape around me, There is nothing, not a bird or a bee,
Suddenly, there is a loud, scary crash, And two soldiers appear before me, in a wild dash, Panting and panting they were clearly out of breath, Looking like they trying to escape from certain death.
They pushed right past, wheezing and shoving, And when I turned around I realised they weren’t bluffing! An army of thousands was headed this way, And they didn’t look like they wanted to play!
I tried to pull out but I was stuck! Oh, oh, what bad luck!
I wished and wished with all my heart, That I could really well and truly depart, A sudden bright glow engulfed my face, As the magic mirror took me to some other place…