The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

I Miss My Big Sister

I miss my big sister now that she’s full grown
and busy with homework, her friends and her phone.
I miss making tents with the blankets and pegs,
and racing those bugs with the crooked back legs.
I miss our sleepovers and practical jokes,
and practising shows to perform to our folks.
It’s sad that big sisters get too big to play,
I guess there’s no time since they sleep half the day!

About the Writer

Elenore Byrne

Elenore writes poetry and picture books for children. She is a member of SCBWI and is published in Bridgit Magee's 10.10 Poetry Anthology. Prior to writing, she worked with children as a Clinical Psychologist in New Zealand. She lives in a village in Zurich, Switzerland with her husband and 3 children. When she is not writing she is trying to keep up with her busy family.