The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Ice Skating

Balancing on a single blade,
gliding and biding time.
A chance to shine on a sheet of possibilities.
Wispy imprints ingrained as the ice chips and sprays.
Making a mark, while moving forward.

Elegant spins of confidence,
fear of falling is normal but —
A bright future awaits,
figure 8s with brand new skates!

About the Writer

Stephanie Henson

Stephanie lives with her family in Southeastern, Pennsylvania, but is originally from Central, New Jersey where she studied Communications at Rider University. She is back at Rider pursuing a Certificate in Publishing and Professional Writing. Her background is in Advertising/Marketing and most of her writing experience is through those professional roles. Writing and storytelling has been her passion for a long time. A short children's story she wrote was selected for publication by Glittery Literary, an article was featured in Parakeet Magazine’s inaugural issue, and she has had several poems published by The Dirigible Balloon. She also has a Children's Poetry book scheduled for release in 2023 with Experiments in Fiction, an independent publisher in the UK. Stephanie enjoys reading, theatre, mindless web searching, Netflix binges, sunflowers, sports, and anything related to coffee!