The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Get Your Act Together!

Get your act together,
congregate your clowns,
summon your assistants —
give them gaudy gowns.

Fetch your feathered flippers,
mount your mottled cow —
cry out to your critics,
“My act’s together now!”

About the Writer

Coleman Glenn

Coleman Glenn is a chaplain and assistant professor of religion at Bryn Athyn College in Bryn Athyn, PA where he lives with his wife and their five kids (plus several chickens and a dog). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Light, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, THINK, Grand Little Things, Better Than Starbucks, Trinity House Review, and Asses of Parnassus. He is a contributing editor for Light.