The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

School Construction Zone

Listen to Stephanie's poem ...
Don’t turn your back on who you want to become,
Be ready to show up every day and work.
The road is long & paved with detours,
Finding your path along the way is part of the adventure.
School can be rough and hard to crack,
Don't let rumors compromise the structure.
Kids will be kids and you may need a tarp to protect the heart,
Remember, dirt can never infect a healthy unit.
You control the leaks that burst,
No one can flood your eyes with tears.
The learning site is yours in the pursuit of happiness,
Your dreams are valid and important.
Go get them no matter what.
No one can stand in your way,
You are a bulldozer of purpose!

About the Writer

Stephanie Henson

Stephanie lives with her family in Southeastern, Pennsylvania, but is originally from Central, New Jersey where she studied Communications at Rider University. She is back at Rider pursuing a Certificate in Publishing and Professional Writing. Her background is in Advertising/Marketing and most of her writing experience is through those professional roles. Writing and storytelling has been her passion for a long time. A short children's story she wrote was selected for publication by Glittery Literary, an article was featured in Parakeet Magazine’s inaugural issue, and she has had several poems published by The Dirigible Balloon. She also has a Children's Poetry book scheduled for release in 2023 with Experiments in Fiction, an independent publisher in the UK. Stephanie enjoys reading, theatre, mindless web searching, Netflix binges, sunflowers, sports, and anything related to coffee!