The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Mouse in the Library

For R.C. my real-life library mouse

I’m calm here and quiet
I just can’t deny it
It’s a great place to stay
When I’ve have a bad day

In books I escape
In a warm peaceful space
There’s a big fluffy rug
Like a comfortable hug

I ruffle the pages
And curl up for ages
I don’t make a sound
And there’s no one around

I sometimes stock shelves
if I need time by myself
when I’m not feeling great
I can get my head straight

I’m the library mouse
And here’s where I douse
Those sad angry thoughts
And find peace…Of course!

About the Writer

Kit Weston

Kit is a primary teacher, enthusiastic reader and creative writer. Time with her class during lock-down (Badgers, you know who you are!) was the kick-start needed to take writing more seriously. Kit is now a librarian and spends a lot of time writing and uniting children with the book that will be ‘The One’ to convert them into avid readers.