The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Don’t Fear! I’m Here

My beagle’s afraid of the darkness;
My cat runs away from the tub.
My turtle is frightened of thunder;
My bunny hides under our shrub.

My hamster gets scared when Dad vacuums;
My pug quakes in fear at the vet’s.
I’m sometimes afraid a bit too,
But I’m brave when I comfort my pets.

About the Writer

Jennifer Thomas

Jennifer is a Canadian writer and editor. She is the co-writer of the Invisible Things zine, a collection of poems about the invisible creatures (gnomes, imps, and so on) who inhabit the world of modern kids and get into no end of mischief. Jennifer comes up with her best ideas for poems while she’s walking her dog, and as a result her dog gets lots of walks. This makes her dog very happy.