The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Family Road Trip

My dad said,
We’ve got to hit the road!
So I did.
It hurt.

My brother said,
That’s one small step for man.
My sister said,
And an impossible feat for a goldfish.

My mum said,
The journey is more important than the destination.
I said,
Try telling that to the ticket inspector.

About the Writer

Rob Walton

Rob Walton is a writer, performer and teacher from Scunthorpe who lives in Whitley Bay, where he writes poetry and fiction for children and adults. His poetry for children has been published by The Toy Press, Tyger Tyger, Parakeet and The Dirigible Balloon, and features in anthologies from Macmillan, Bloomsbury, The Emma Press and others.