The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

A Family Song

My father is a giant,
my Ma a tiny elf.
My sister is a fairy queen
but me, I'm just myself.

My Granny is a jumping jack,
my Gramps a Christmas tree.
My brother is a big balloon
but I, well I'm just me.

My uncle is an ice cream cone,
my aunt a mincemeat pie.
My cousins all are candy canes
and me, well I'm just I.

I've got a funny family,
they're quite a sight to see.
For each is strange or silly
but I, well I'm just me.

About the Writer

Dean Flowerfield

Dean Flowerfield (aka David Blumenfeld) is an emeritus philosophy professor and former associate dean who only lately began publishing nonfiction, poetry and children's literature. His recent publications appear in Best New True Crime Stories: Well-Mannered Crooks, Rogues & Criminals; Mono.; Beyond Words; Balloons Lit. Journal; The Caterpillar; the other side of hope; Sport Literate; Better Than Starbucks; Smarty Pants; Drunk Monkeys; The 3rd Act; Holyflea!; The Parliament; and Bloom.