The Winter Secret
by Wes K., Grade 5, St. Anne's Elementary School, Peterborough, ON

There once was a cabin in the woods
That belonged to a lonely old man
He sold me the cabin so long ago
And now I have become that man

I sit in this cabin on long winter nights
And write about how the woods are
They give me a feeling of being at home
Like a hunter in a bearskin coat

The next day I set out on my snowshoes
To gather photography
For a book that I was about to write
About the forest at night

In my pursuit of photography
I saw what a beautiful sight
Snow owls sang and rivers flowed
Like never before

The secret of the forest was very plain;
It is a place of our good Lord's workings
Every day I enter this place
And I suggest you do the same!

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