The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

My Annoying Little Sister

My annoying little sister
Is annoying as can be.
She hides the channel changer
When I want to watch TV.

She sneaks into my bedroom,
Even though I’ve made a sign:
With a double underline.

Whenever I’ve a friend round,
She will NOT leave us alone.
She makes us let her join in
Playing games on Dad’s old phone.

She scribbles on my artwork,
Squashes slime into my sheets,
Smears bogies on my Barbies
And then snaffles all my sweets.

We jostle and we argue,
She is quick to push and whack,
But as I am the older one,
I cannot whack her back.

She creases up my reading books,
Distracts me from my work.
My irritating sister
Drives me UTTERLY berserk

I think we should join forces,
Because soon there’ll be another.
Mum’s about to bring home our...
Annoying baby BROTHER!

About the Writer

Sue Lancaster

Sue is a children's writer living in South West London with her husband, two children and pet budgie, Buddy. Before turning her hand to writing, Sue worked in TV as a Production Manager and got her degree in Media Studies at the University of East London. She grew up in Clacton on the coast of Essex and spent much of her childhood writing stories and poems, playing with her three cats, and being tormented by her two older brothers.