The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Be Prepared

I’m going to climb a mountain.
I’ll need a flask of tea.
A lunchbox and some plasters,
In case I scrape my knee.

I’m going to climb a mountain.
I’d better pack a coat.
A Mars bar for emergencies
And obviously some rope.

I’m going to climb a mountain.
I’ll take some extra socks.
A rucksack and my hiking boots,
For scrambling over rocks.

It’s really just a school day.
I’m feeling rather scared.
So just like climbing mountains,
It helps to be prepared.

About the Writer

Eleanor Brown

Eleanor lives in Norfolk and likes to take a break from her doctor day-job by walking the dog, being entertained by her energetic son and filling her head with poetic musings. Eleanor has had poems published by The Dirigible Balloon, Tyger Tyger Magazine and Northern Gravy. Find her on twitter: @EleanorJoyBrown