The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Beach Wonders of the World

The roar of the ocean reminds me that the world is much bigger than me.
Encompassing the masses,
And swallowing the depths of the surface.
The water screams at me to notice!
Pay attention to the wide world around and all the gifts Mother Nature brings every day.
Listen to the winds howl as the flags whip in its wake,
Watch as the waves break over happy children smiling, taking in the wonder of the sea.
The sun radiating heat on my skin and the saltwater in my mouth tells me that there is more to this life than we appreciate.
A trip to the beach is much more.
It’s a beautiful display of what our planet has to offer.
When you stop and listen and notice,
And stand in awe of the vast universe.

About the Writer

Stephanie Henson

Stephanie lives with her family in Southeastern, Pennsylvania, but is originally from Central, New Jersey where she studied Communications at Rider University. She is back at Rider pursuing a Certificate in Publishing and Professional Writing. Her background is in Advertising/Marketing and most of her writing experience is through those professional roles. Writing and storytelling has been her passion for a long time. A short children's story she wrote was selected for publication by Glittery Literary, an article was featured in Parakeet Magazine’s inaugural issue, and she has had several poems published by The Dirigible Balloon. She also has a Children's Poetry book scheduled for release in 2023 with Experiments in Fiction, an independent publisher in the UK. Stephanie enjoys reading, theatre, mindless web searching, Netflix binges, sunflowers, sports, and anything related to coffee!