Susanna Leonard Hill's Holiday Contest for Children's Writers 2021
Here is my entry!
Attention all children!
Come out in the snow
And bring all your shovels and gear
Join in the sport
And build your best fort
For the holiday contest this year!
We dig and we pat
We scoop and we splat
To build the best fortress of all
No torrent of snow
No, nothing they throw
Will knock down our unyielding wall!
Two towering turrets
Three tactical windows
Four bunkers built into the floor
Snowballs piled high
Stacked up to the sky
There must be two hundred or more!
We hold up a finger
So that we can tell
Which direction the cold wind is blowing
We take up our stance
They don’t stand a chance
Let’s get this tournament going!
Whoosh, whoosh, THUD, THUD
Oh no, wait a minute!
We should have seen this from the start
The snowballs we chuck
Don’t have any luck—
Our snow forts are too far apart!