The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Foodie Frenzy

Listen to Mark ...
Onions spring, Roots beat
Nanas baa, Bacon streaked
Berries rasp, Sumas sat
Berries huckle, Fruits jack

Loupes canter, Rines tango
Fies Salsa, Nuts coco
Rikas pap, Butans ram
Kins pump, sarnies jam

Apples pine, Paws paw
Rooms mush, Breakers jaw
Tarines neck, Fruits date
Mary rose but Thyme was late

Then elder berries woke offended
“It’s time you foolish foods were blended
So let’s see if you’re all so groovy
when you’re smushed inside a smoothie!”

About the Writer

Mark Bird

Mark lives in London but is originally from Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. He is a teacher and children's writer. He has been published in Brian Moses' recent anthology: The Best Ever Book of Funny Poems as well as by Gill Education and The Caterpillar Magazine. His poem, “Halloween Date from Hell” is due to be published by Ventorros Press in 2022 and will be illustrated by Chris White. Mark has his own blog and website: