The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Listen to Jonathan read his poem
I am a little dinosaur;
the only one at school.
When teachers are not looking,
I’m the butt of ridicule.

At playtimes I’m not chosen
for games like hide and seek,
I often end up by myself,
alone and feeling bleak.

Sometimes I lose my sandshoes
and haven’t got a clue
just why I find them soaking
floating in the cloakroom loo.

The bigger kids will taunt me;
they’re such a nasty bunch.
But there’s no need to worry ‘cos
I eat them for my lunch.

About the Writer

Jonathan Humble

Jonathan lives in Cumbria. His work has been published online and in print in a number of magazines and anthologies. His first collection of poetry (My Camel's Name Is Brian) is available through TMB Books and Maytree Press published a further collection (Fledge) in 2020. His poems for children have been shortlisted and highly commended in the Caterpillar and Yorkmix poetry competitions and he is the editor of The Dirigible Balloon.