Winter Play

“Winter Play,” Friend, Jan. 1991, 32

Winter Play

Two pairs of socks, then shoes, then boots—

I’m zipped inside my blue snowsuit.

A pair of mittens, scarf, and hat—

I can’t run fast dressed up like that.

The snow’s just right to build a man

With carrot nose and sticks for hands.

I dress him up in Daddy’s hat,

Add a tie ’round his neck so fat.

I dance around him, jump, and shout,

And Mother laughs when she looks out.

Then when a chilly north wind blows,

Burns my cheeks and stings my nose,

And snowflakes start to whirl and spin,

I’m glad when Mother calls, “Come in.”

Illustrated by Robyn S. Officer