The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Listen to Templeton Moss reading his poem
If you ever feel like nothing and you want a slice of cake,
If you worry about hedgehogs and the actions they might take,
If you think you have an oboe in your attic or your den,
If your auntie went to Denmark and she hasn’t come again,
If your name is really “Henry” but your friends all call you “Sue,”
If you can’t remember Wednesday and you don’t know what to do,
If you’re gonna run for congress or you lost your favorite wheel,
If your best friend who’s a lizard doesn’t care how tall you feel,
If there’s something weird occurring and you don’t know what to say,
Remember that I love you. See? Now everything’s okay!

About the Writer

Templeton Moss

Templeton grew up in and around San Diego County, California in the U.S.A. He lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky, but considers Disneyland to be his hometown. He started writing because he thought it would get girls to like him. He has written many plays, novels, short stories and poems and his hobbies include naps and cartoons. Templeton dislikes manual labour and country music.