Congratulations to Viviane, pupil in CM1 at CFBL | Collège Français Bilingue de Londres her poem addressed to “Dear Santa” won the Wordhound writing competition for December 2020.

Thank you Viviane for sharing your love of poetry and writing !

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Dear Santa,


Have you been doing since birth?!

Every time you come around

You just go back

to your white freezing home safe and sound.


It’s like:

“Here’s your presents, and bye!”

And that’s basically all

before you’re gone

in the blink of an eye!


Where do you go after every December?

Does anybody remember?

Do you go and ski?

And how does nobody see?


Nobody can miss you in your big red coat!

And you never responded to any letter we wrote!

You’re just a fat, lazy, old goat!

Don’t just say “I’m so sorry”

And then turn your red-cloaked back with a lame story.


In fact, I think I’ve seen you once or twice

In Japan eating some strange-looking spice

Or maybe tanning on the beach

Having what looked like a peach?

Perhaps spending your time in overcrowded Morocco

Made you forget to say “HO HO HO”?


And if you care about your Santa-like royalty

You will have to earn my loyalty.

And so all I can say is you’d better

Answer my letter.

But you still deserve some thanks

Otherwise the presents would be paid by our banks.


(I still want to know where you go before and after

But that’s for another time

When I come up with some sort of rhyme)


*evil laughter*


So live in fear

For I’ll be watching you every year

Waiting for you and your reindeer



A child who will make things rough

Starting by asking for a lot of stuff


By Viviane C.