The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Crazy Dream

Listen to Julie read her poem ...
I dreamt I rode an eagle
but woke up on a horse,
a huge stately stallion,
who ran the fastest course.

He took me to a marsh
where I met an ugly frog,
who taught me how to burp,
whilst balancing on a log.

It all came to an end
when I fell and bumped my head,
but a friendly lion came running,
carried me straight back home to bed.

Don’t ever think
that dreams can’t come true,
because sitting here in front of me,
is my lion, staring straight at you!

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: