River 94.9 Award – 5–7 Years
by Jesse van Swinderen
Chapel Hill, Qld
I see the volcano erupting
With lava hissing like furious red snakes
I smell the suffocating smoke
A huge rain cloud of fear
I hear the panicked yells of all the families
As they try to escape to safety
But it’s too late
The lava rushes as fast as a charging rhino
I’m paralysed with fear
What can I do?
Slowly the ash fades into beautiful sunlight glittering like gold
The village is safe
But I still remember the fiery lava as red as the tip of a match stick
So frightening it’s hard to imagine
But I made it through
I’m not worried anymore
It’s over now
We are safe
by Lauren Packer
Karalee State School, Karalee, Qld
Ballet lessons are lots of fun
My hair up nicely in a bun
Dance to the music, point your toes
Look at the teacher, see how it goes.
After the lesson it’s time to go
Sticker time, line up in a row
Mum is here to take me home,
Don’t forget my shoes and comb
Have some dinner, into my bed
Ballerinas are in my head.
The Jolly Postman
by Tanya Sinha
The Jolly Postman comes to visit me every day,
Bringing letters from different people to share.
First the goldilocks cottage we visit,
Where, the three bears have a fit.
Cinderella has lost a silver shoe,
But found a prince who loves her true.
Lost in the darkness of the wood,
Is little Red Riding Hood.
The old witch is brewing a stew,
It’s green and smells foul…..yew!!
Jack and the beanstalk writes to his giant friend,
Now slowly the book is coming to an end.
Last we come to a birthday party.
Everybody here is hail and hearty.
Dad is yawning as the end comes near,
Read it one more time please, daddy dear!
My Sister Margaret
by Winnie Waterworth
Warrill View State School, Warrill View, Qld
my sister's name is Margaret
She has an annoying habit
she stays in the shower
for over an hour
until the hot water has had it