The Magic Box by Adam Butcher

Greek spear

I will put in the box

The flow of the North Sea on an Autumn’s night ,
Bombs from the inside of a German bomber,
The tip of an ancient Greek spear.

I will put in the box

A hero from Lord of the Rings
A scythe of the deathly hand of the Grim Reaper,
A picture of my Mum and Dad’s wedding

I will put into my box

Four sitting Doves on a night in the Atlantic,
The last smile of a crying boy,
And the spirit of a king’s son.

I will put into my box

Another Island on the sea
A Dragon on a skateboard
And a Wizard with a gun.

My box is fashioned from ice and snow and sulphur,
With sea on the lid and hard spells in the corners.
Its hinges are the swords of vicious Giants.

I shall ski in my box
On the slopes of the huge, great Russian Olympic Mountains
Then relax in a sunny Café
The colour of the sea.

Cragside Primary School, Young Writers 2014

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