The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Listen to Templeton read his poem ...
They never wear pants.
They never take a chance.
They never go to France.
They never steal a furtive glance.
They never water plants.
They never look askance.
They never do the Chicken Dance.
They never take a stance.
They never apply for government grants.
They never go into a trance.
They never send their Christmas cards far enough in advance.
And now you know a lot about ants.

About the Writer

Templeton Moss

Templeton grew up in and around San Diego County, California in the U.S.A. He lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky, but considers Disneyland to be his hometown. He started writing because he thought it would get girls to like him. He has written many plays, novels, short stories and poems and his hobbies include naps and cartoons. Templeton dislikes manual labour and country music.