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

Scunthorpe-born Rob Walton is a writer, performer and part-time primary school teacher who now lives with his family in Whitley Bay. He writes poetry and short fiction for children and adults. His poetry for children has been published by Bennison Books, Bloomsbury, The Dirigible Balloon, Dreich, The Emma Press, Frances Lincoln, Macmillan, Tyger Tyger and others.