The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Stomp and Shout

Today I want to STOMP and SHOUT,
My face has settled in a pout -
I don’t even know why.

I just woke up that way today -
It makes me want to hide.
“When you got out of bed,” they say,
“you got out the wrong side.”

My bed is shoved against the wall -
I can’t get out that side at all.
They don’t know what they’re on about...
Which makes me want to STOMP and SHOUT!

About the Writer

Sarah J Dodd

Much of Sarah's writing career has been in fiction - several pictures books published by Lion Children's, many graded reading books for South Korean publisher Darakwon and most recently, a middle grade novel about the rewilding of lynx, Keeper of Secrets, published by award-winning Firefly Press. Her poem, Don't Look Into the Cupboard, Dear! was the runner-up in The Plough Prize 2010 and Ground to Air Warfare was published in the Let in the Stars poetry anthology 2014 (Manchester Metropolitan University). Sarah teaches part time in primary schools and loves to get out in nature for long walks, photography and Art.