One time I walked there, just courage and me.
It’s dark and it’s scary, I wonder what’s there,
A hundred spiders and bugs every where.
I scratched in the dirt and leaves on the ground,
And hardly believe what my toys and I found.
A well trodden path leads to the mouth of the cave,
I take a deep breath and try to be brave.
With hands on my knees and neck stretched out low,
I smell fungus and leaves, and damp things that grow.
There’s a horrible sound, it scares me a lot,
I look in my hands to see what I’ve got.
I throw Action Man in and Spiderman too,
Then pull down my pants and go to the loo.
My toys are gone, my hands are now free.
I push away cobwebs and long stems of grass,
Can’t wait to tell this to all of my class.
I know I will see something, ugly and bad,
Very angry and hairy, a bit like my Dad,
I let out my breath and pick up a stick,
I’m so frightened and shaking, it makes me feel sick.
I give the monster a poke, it lets out a cackle,
I get ready to grab it and give it a tackle.
I touch something smooth and a little bit soft,
I’m not sure but I think, I heard the thing cough.
A cackle, a crow, and a flurry of feathers,
It’s in there for sure, away from the weather.
The monster it’s gone, my grab gets thin air,
But I see something else, hiding in there.
Some leaves and some grass, all soft like a bed,
And nestled inside, a warm speckled egg.