The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Nursery Beasts

We all know a kitten grows up to be a cat
Few are aware the young oyster is a spat
Calves belong to momma aardvarks and to killer whales
Frogs and toads are polliwogs while they sport their tails
Platypus’s bitty bundle is what she calls a puggle
Kangaroo’s joey perches in a pouch for his snuggle
Did you know a puffling is a precious infant puffin?
Of course, the wee elver is Mother eel’s little muffin
Prickly porcupine parents welcome porcupettes
Armored armadillo pups always come in sets
Eyas huddle together in the family falcon nest
Mommy louse will never tell which nit she loves the best

About the Writer

Moe Phillips

Moe is a poet, writer and filmmaker. Recipient of a Gold Clio in 2019, for her work with Disney, she has been published in over twenty anthologies for children and adults. She is a regular contributor to Bella Grace Magazine. Moe has created short films for award winning poets - Naomi Shihab Nye, Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Georgia Heard. Her latest creation is “The Feisty Beast” an audio content series she pens and produces.