The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Oh Nuggets!

Jim adored nuggets.
He’d eat nothing more.
“Pancakes?” asked Mom.
“JUST NUGGETS!” he’d roar.

“Maybe a sandwich?”
“JUST NUGGETS!” yelled Jim.
No pizza or pasta
would satisfy him.

“You know,” explained Mom,
“you are what you eat.”
“Whatever,” Jim mumbled,
devouring his meat.

“You’d better be careful,”
she warned, “‘cuz it’s true.
If you were a nugget,
I might well eat you.

Jim snorted, “yeah, right,”
then returned to his plate.

He ate

and he ate

and he ate

and he ate.

The very next morning,
Mom looked for the lad.
In his bed, lay a nugget.

She ate it.

“Not bad.”

About the Writer

Rebecca Gardyn Levington

Rebecca Gardyn Levington is a children’s book author, poet and journalist with a particular penchant for penning both playful and poignant picture books and poems – primarily in rhyme. Her debut picture book BRAINSTORM! hit bookstores in August. She has five more rhyming picture books coming in the next two years, including WHATEVER COMES TOMORROW (Barefoot Books, March 2023) and I WILL ALWAYS BE… (HarperCollins, 2024). She lives in New Jersey with her family.