The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Romeo, Romeo

Listen to Mab ...
Romeo, Romeo
Wherefore art thou?

I’m busy a minute,
I’ll be over now

Romeo, Romeo,
Where couldst thou be?

I’m just doing homework
Then having my tea

Romeo, Romeo,
Why dost thou tarry?

Let’s just be friends,
I don’t want to marry

Romeo, Romeo,
Wilt thou come near?

I’m not sure, it’s raining
I think I’ll stay here.

About the Writer

Mab Jones

Mab Jones is a "unique talent" (The Times). She writes in every form, for both adults and children. Her most recent poetry collection is Yubitsume (Indigo Dreams) and she has a book of eco spirituality out soon with Moon Books. She's written for the New York Times, presented on BBC Radio 4, and runs events and workshops, as well as the annual Love the Words international poetry competition. Mab lives in Wales, UK. Find her on social media: @mabjones