A group poem written by year 5 & 6 pupils from London primary schools Smallwood and Beatrix Potter on 22 March 2012
The Incredible Monster Inside
In winter dark, I see a flickering light,
an old abandoned house with cobwebby windows.
I move towards the candle flame,
slowly opened the door in the cracked brickwork,
as floorboards creak, a monster emerges from the dark!
First I make out a green slimy face, withered eyes, a black tongue.
It roars a loud roar and spits phlegm. Its wide mouth
has massive yellow incisors. Its mouth is purple.
I see it has green legs, black feet, brown horns.
It smells of burning wood and disgusting dirt.
It’s rough to the touch as it pushes past me.
It eats ten humans a day or animals when people can’t be found.
It’s eating a cat now, chomping its bones and spitting out pink gloopy mucus.
The monster hasn’t noticed me, so I move on into the house.
Then I discover its nest, a stinking rotten mud-bath
surrounded by a moat of dirty water. Through a window
I see a flock of baby dragons. The mother feeds them and keeps them safe.
I hide. The monster returns to its nest and sleeps an evil sleep.
Suddenly to a sound of blasting music, pumping beats, the hero enters.
The hero chants: ‘Look into my eyes, just look at my eyes…’
The waking monster is hypnotized, under a spell. The hero from Ancient Greece
has another slave. The world is safe once more.
As I creep away, I see the baby dragons have all gone to sleep
curled around their mother, free to enjoy the abandoned house in peace.