The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Sock Monkey

Listen to Nina reading her poem ...
My life is a bore -
I therefore withdraw.
Please enquire via Sock Monkey
(my agent).

When his socky jaws flap
like this - bap bap -
then well done!
You have gained his engagement.

He is silent of course
(well - duh - no vocal cords),
which makes him neither rude,
nor considerate.

What’s that? It appears
that he has no ears?
Ah yes.
That’s entirely deliberate.

About the Writer


Nina Parmenter

Nina is the mother of two imaginative boys, and writes poetry for people of all ages. Her children’s poetry has previously appeared in Better Than Starbucks, and her light poetry has appeared in Lighten Up Online, Light, and Snakeskin. To the ongoing disappointment of her friends, she also continues to write less amusing pieces which have been widely published in magazines and online journals. Nina lives in Wiltshire, UK and is a huge fan of the countryside, cake and laughter.