The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

An Apology from your Mail Carrier (Based on a True Story)

Listen to Carol's poem ... read by JH
I know how to handle a yip-yapping dog
or a cat springing from a tree.
I’ve seen my share of small fangs and paws
But this guy’s in a whole different league.

So forgive me today, if I seem rather lax.
It’s not like I’ve done this before.
It’s probably best I don’t even knock
when a bear’s hanging ‘round your front door!

About the Writer

Carol L. MacKay

Carol is a Canadian writer, living near beach and forest on Vancouver Island. Her stories and poems for children appear frequently in children’s magazines, most recently in The Caterpillar, Highlights, Cricket, Ladybug, High Five and Babybug. Carol loves to write nature poems. In 2020, she was awarded the Society of Children’s Book Authors & Illustrators (SCBWI) Magazine Merit Award for Poetry.