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Challenge - 'Pirates'Bear Overboard
You'd all better beware,
Of the pirate 'Captain Bear'
He sails the high seas,
With his band of thieves,
He's keen on shiny things,
Like gold and jewels and rings,
He steals all he can,
From bird, beast and man,
Then dances round his plunder and sings.
Any mutineer should know,
He'll be sent to the sharks below,
At the end of the plank,
Once he's jumped off and sank,
The crew will all shout 'Ho Ho Ho!'
Captain Bear sailed for many moons,
In search of a chest full of doubloons,
At the captains behest,
The crew opened the chest,
And found it contained only spoons.
One day while they were becalmed,
A giant squid attacked them well armed,
The deck covered in ink,
Became an ice rink,
But in the end no one was harmed.
The ships rigging began to sway,
And a huge storm blew them away,
Captain Bear steered them true,
And before they knew,
They'd sailed round the world in a day.
In the crow's nest sits a young boy,
And when he cries out 'Land ahoy!'
Challenge - 'Knight'The Night Knight
In the calm and deep of night,
When every child is sleeping tight,
If pleasant dreams should go astray,
And turn a dark, disturbing way,
If trolls and droogs and ghouls appear,
Sleeping children need not fear,
For the Night Knight will be there,
With gleaming armour, shining hair.
He's faster than a speeding thought,
In ways of war he has been taught.
He's stronger than the strongest will,
And at his craft he has much skill.
His shining sword is sharp as wit,
It slays a foe with every hit.
And should you ever have the need,
He'll be there on noble steed.
If all around is now't but dark,
He'll be there with brightening spark.
If you're lost and far from home,
Just stay put and do not roam,
He will find you safe and sound,
And lead you back to where you're bound.
If you're being chased don't worry,
He will be there in a hurry.
Mounted on his steed of white,
You'll know all will be alright.
Should you find yourself in slumber,
Beset by enemies of number,
Challenge - 'Secret'I struggled up towards the surface. I could see the glimmer of light, feel the hope fill me, but every advance towards it was like walking through cement. I felt the pull behind me, trying to drag me back, to keep me under. As I surfaced I shut the door, they were trapped now in my subconscious, I had won once more, but how long could I keep up the struggle?
I was awake, though it was hardly a reprieve. My leaden limbs felt like they had morphed with the bed. Every breath was laboured. I felt like a sleeping prince in a fairy tale who had slept for a thousand years, turned to stone. But there was no beautiful princess to kiss me and release me from my slumber. I would not leap up as fit as the day I was put under the spell.
Even opening my eyes was a chore and all I saw was a nurse busying herself around my bed, checking on me. She saw my eyes following her, her cheerful 'good morning' took a minute to penetrate my soggy brain, no comprehensible reply was forthcoming.
My blood flowed l
Challenge - 'Pure'He plucked at weeds and a millipede poured itself onto the surface. The robin darted in and snatched it up in a beak already crammed with insects for its young. The man stopped and watched with pleasure and the bird hopped and dabbed at the soil he had disturbed. He liked to see the birds. They had been wary of him at first, but now they treated him like just another part of their wood, their world. He sat back, wiping radishes on his dusty trousers and biting into the crisp fiery flesh. The robin flew away and a blackbird replaced it, cocking its head to eye a worm wriggling among the dry grains of earth.
He had been here six, or was it seven years now? Time passed strangely here. Time had passed so quickly before, that was part of the reason he had come here.
Everyone had been surprised when he had handed in his notice at the office. He had worked there eight years. He sold all his possessions. His friends and family had been alarmed. His sister had insisted he see a psychologist. He
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