The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

I Wish

Listen to Tom's poem ... read by JH
I wish I was as smart as him.
I wish I was as cool.
I wish I was as popular
with all the kids at school.

I wish I had as many friends.
I wish I was as tall.
I wish, like him, I was the brightest
kid to walk the halls.

I wish I was as rich as him.
I wish my clothes were new.
I wish my teeth were straight like his.
I wish I had a clue.

But I am not the kid he is.
I know I’ll never be.
I could never be like him.
Instead, I’ll be like me.

About the Writer

Tom Moody

Tom writes poetry and fiction for both children and adults. He lives in Southampton and is currently studying Creative Writing at the University of Winchester. When he is not writing or studying, Tom likes to read, play his guitar, and watch his beloved Southampton F.C. lose.