The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

I Do Solemnly Declare It …

I don’t think that I could bear it
If a parrot ate my carrot
But although I wouldn’t swear it
I assume that I would share it
With a ferret of great merit
As long as I could pair it
With a piece of pear and wear it
On a hat that I inherit
From my late, great Uncle Garrett
But my Uncle Garret’s parrot
Eat the carrot? He won’t dare it
If he does, I will repair it
Now, I’ll say it once again …

About the Writer

Shaun Jex

Shaun is a writer from Dallas, Texas. He previously worked as editor and journalist for the Citizens' Advocate newspaper. His work has also appeared in publications like Celebrations Magazine and Old School Gamer Magazine.