Glasswell’s furniture store felt the finishing touch its new Christmas centrepiece needed was a seasonal poem.
But marketing manager Jade Rumsey said: “Rather than get something from a book, we asked the local schools to do it.”
They got about 70 poems, which are on display in the Bury St Edmunds store, but pride of place next to the centrepiece goes to Harry Dunn’s ‘The Winds of Winter’.
Harry, 13, from Bury’s St Benedict’s Catholic School, won a £20 book voucher.
Harry used to write poetry in his spare time but had not done so recently, until inspiration struck.
“It was cold at home when I wrote it,” he explained.
Second prize went to Amy Davies, 13, from St Benedict’s neighbours County Upper School.
The first letter of each line of her poem creates the title ‘Winter Wonderland’ .
She said: “It’s all the childhood dreams and the way you feel when you’re thinking of Christmas.
If you cannot get to Glasswell’s you can read Harry’s poem in Friday’s Bury Free Press.