The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Listen to the poem ...
There are many things
A penguin can do,
But if you watch them too long
Your nose might turn blue.

There are many things
A flea can do,
Like back to front bungee jumps,
From your dog to you.

There are many things
A cat can do,
Like giving you that look
Which says, you haven’t got a clue.

There are many things
A dog can do,
Usually where they shouldn’t,
Such as going to the loo.

There are many things
A cow can do,
They can’t jump over the moon
But they can say moo.

There are many things
A tortoise can do,
Unless you’re in a hurry
Then there’s only a few.

There are many things
That you can do,
So on every day
Why not try something new?

About the Writer

Bernard Pearson

Bernard's work appears in many publications, including; Aesthetica Magazine, The Edinburgh Review, Crossways, The Gentian, Nymphs The Poetry Village, Beneath The Fever, The Beach Hut Little Stone, The Caterpillar Magazine. In 2017 a selection of his poetry ‘In Free Fall’ was published by Leaf by Leaf Press. In 2019 he won second prize in The Aurora Prize for Writing.