The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Clever Mum

Listen to Julie's poem ...
My Mum skips with spaghetti
she juggles with ten eggs,
I think Mum’s really clever
when she sleeps on one leg.

She tells me stories with her hands
turning fingers into fluffy friends,
she can even make giant puddles
when the rain comes to an end.

My Mum plays the drums
whilst standing on her head,
she knows the words of every song
to sing when I’m scared.

What I like, the cleverest of all,
are the cartwheels she can turn,
because Mum always gives me hugs
whilst twirling upside down!

About the Writer

Julie Stevens

Julie Stevens writes poems for both adults and children. They sometimes reflect the impact MS has on her life. Her children’s poems have been published in Parakeet Magazine, Buzgaga, The Toy, Tyger Tyger Magazine, The Dirigible Balloon, Better Than Starbucks, Brian Moses’ blog, The Poetry Realm and The Reading Realm and in anthologies. She has two published adult pamphlets: Quicksand (Dreich, 2020) and Balancing Act (The Hedgehog Poetry Press, 2021). Poetry Website: