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. He is the editor of The Dirigible Balloon.