The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Curious Imagination

“Daddy! Daddy look. It’s a secret house!”
Daddy is on ‘silent-automatic-pilot-mode’ and as quiet as a mouse.
Packing away the pushchair, bags, towels, sea shoes and shopping,
There’s no chance at this moment of ever stopping.

Flat on the floor spying through the grill in the ground,
“Look Daddy, there’s a secret window I’ve found.”
Bash, bang, crash, zooch went the car doors,
The eye-roll operation all parents loath to endure.

No time to think, no time to breathe and most definitely no time to stop.
“How do they get out? How do they eat? How do they shop?”
The high-speed curious questioning finally caught Dad’s eye,
“Son, it’s now time to board the Starship Enterprise and embark on our interstellar flight.”

About the Writer

Julia Adams

Julia, AKA Julie, Jules, Jo Oules and Miss Adams has been a teacher for 12 years. Living by the sea, she has two very hairy retrievers called Fred and Barney. Apart from teaching poetry, this is Julia's first personal attempt at publication and as she says "surely everyone can have a brand-new start point whenever… right?"