KIDS READ 13- 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,
Up on a very large tree branch
A big alligator was crawling up from the lake
Looking mean and hungry,
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
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 sat together back up high in the tree.
I heard a voice tell me-
“Nothing can harm us,
Not you or me”.
Then Mom called out, ears woke up,
Dad shouted, too- “See what’s in the water by the dock”.
Eyes and mind woke up, too.
I shook my head,
All as if in a dream,
But I was not even asleep!