Adrianne Joerns, Grade 8, St Columban's College
Excellence Award in the 'Writers Wanted - July 2011 - Step Write Up' competition
Winter is many things.
Winter is cold and chills to the bone;
Is is snow and ice.
It is sitting by the fire at night,
With a steaming mug of hot chocolate.
It is trees losing their leaves and beauty;
And trees that blossom,
stunning in their prime.
It is a season of bitterness;
a season of cold regret.
But how can it also be
a season of such excitement
But winter is all these things,
Cold, bitter, dull;
Beautiful, fun, toasty.
A time when the world seems
To stand still, in hibernation
Until Spring must come