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Summer ’10 poetry comp: THE WINNERS (Part III)

"Boy writing by Greg Mitchell"
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Here is the winning Under 12s poem from our summer 2010 writing competition. You were asked to write a poem incorporating the word ‘snap.’

A reminder: always check the rules of the competition. If you don’t stick to the rules, we have to disqualify your entry and that makes us sad!

Under 12s winner: B Apel (QLD)

Timber!

Vrooooom … vroom

The big tree falls,
smashing through the canopy
severing branches with a snap!
creating a chain-reaction;
like dominoes
they fall
until petering out
with a final …

Whump.

Enter our autumn writing competition. Entries close 29 April 2011.

Author:

Rebecca Newman is a children's writer and poet, and the editor of the Australian children's literary blog, Alphabet Soup. rebeccanewman.net.au.