The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

My Dad's a Pirate

My dad says he’s a pirate
Well he wears a pirate’s hat
He says he has a parrot
But I’ve only seen a cat

His best friend is called Roger
But he isn’t very jolly
He isn’t keen on getting wet
And always has a brolly

Sometimes he wears an eye patch
And pretends to have a hook
But I know it's just a story
That he’s read me from a book

I don't tell him that I know this
I don't want to make him sad
Cos I want to sail the Spanish Main
With a happy pirate dad

About the Writer

Jack Wheeler

Jack used to do standup comedy as a hobby but found it difficult to write new jokes during the pandemic lockdowns. Looking for a creative outlet he turned to poetry and is learning to play the ukulele. Jack is also interested in starting beekeeping.