The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Happy New Year!

“Happy New Year!”, my Grandad said,
As he placed a party hat on his head.

“Happy New Year!”, my Grandma sang,
As, at midnight, the church bells rang.

“Happy New Year!”, squealed my sister,
As a streamer narrowly missed her.

“Happy New Year!”, laughed my brother,
As he joyously hugged our mother.

“Happy New Year!”, exclaimed Mum and Dad,
Our time together makes us glad.

“Happy New Year!”, from me to you,
May you have fun the whole year through!

About the Writer

Fiona Halliday

Fiona has enjoyed and written poetry all her life. She has fond memories of family members sharing poems with her from a very early age. Fiona has taught in primary schools, across the age range, for the last twenty years and specialises in literacy. She loves language, learning and laughter. She also likes alliteration! When she isn’t teaching, reading or writing, Fiona enjoys playing the flute, spending time with her family and drinking copious amounts of tea!