The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Once Upon a Future

When I’m nearly seven
I’ll learn to ride my bike.
I’ll do kung-fu by daytime
And ride unicorns at night.

When I’m nearly eighteen
I’ll skydive from a plane.
I’ll trek up Alpine mountains
And then abseil down again.

When I’m nearly thirty
I’ll buy a family car.
To take the kids on crazy trips
To Mercury and Mars.

When I’m nearly fifty
I’ll wear a suit and tie.
To hide my superhero clothes
From dragons passing by.

When I’m nearly seventy
I’ll grow nice plants all year.
Then do science experiments
To make them disappear.

When I’m nearly ninety
I’ll slumber in my chair.
But fly around the living room
When no-one else is there.

About the Writer

Eleanor Brown

Eleanor lives in Norfolk and likes to take a break from her doctor day-job by walking the dog, being entertained by her energetic son and filling her head with poetic musings. Eleanor has had poems published by The Dirigible Balloon, Tyger Tyger Magazine and Northern Gravy. Find her on twitter: @EleanorJoyBrown