The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Sentry Stars

Listen to Jacoby read their poem ...
Have you ever wondered,
As you look up to the sky,
Why there are so many stars,
Twinkling way up high.

There is one for every child,
Who walks upon this earth,
A secret shining companion,
To remind you of your worth.

Each star is a guardian,
Shimmering in the night,
They will grant you special wishes,
And bask you in their light.

Even on the stormy nights,
When hope appears to be forbidden,
Remember that they are still there,
Just behind the clouds they're hidden.

So do not be afraid my darling,
of the shadows that creep,
For the stars are guarding your dreams tonight,
whilst you are fast asleep.

About the Writer

Jacoby Crane

Jacoby is an eccentric artist living in Derbyshire. They spend their time baking, making peculiar things, doodling doodles and writing oddities, currently they're focusing on poetry and working on a children's fantasy novel called Lumi. Jacoby's inspiration mostly comes from their unusual dreams and the weirdly wonderful things their kids quote, but their muse comes in the forms of Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell.