The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Silly Mess

Mom says I’m a silly mess,
Such a hassle to get dressed.
Leave one sock on the floor,
My belt is hanging from the door.
Can’t put shoes on right now,
My pants are nearly falling down.
I got cereal all down my shirt,
Mom says she’ll be late for work.
I kiss her face with milk on mine,
Yet, we always make it out on time.

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!