The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Can you Freeze Cheese?

Can you freeze cheese?
Can you fry a pie?
Can you thread bread?
Is it wrong if I try?

Can you cut a nut?
Be the master of pasta?
Hum a tune with a prune?
Or would it be a disaster?

Could you run with a bun
If it weighed half a tonne?
Could you gab with a crab
Then both eat a kebab?

Sew a leg on an egg
And then feed it to Greg?
Or mistreat a fajita
Then hide it from Peter?

Should I let loose some juice
For a stubborn old goose
While you make an excuse
To some warm chocolate mousse?

Cross a lake with a cake
Topped with cinnamon flakes
While a snake eating steak
Makes ice cream with a flake?

One thing I conclude
When it comes to my food
Is I never would risk it
For the sake of a biscuit

About the Writer

Ian Brownlie

Ian lives with his family in Marlow, Bucks (UK). His prospective middle grade novel, Solomon Brown from Hero Town, was longlisted for the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition. His poems have been published in The Dirigible Balloon and The Toy. Twitter:@herotownbook Website: