The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Tap Tap Tuesday

Listen to Linda read her poem ...
Mum’s trolley trip
To the big food shop
Made our Pancake Day
A colossal flop!
The egg box open,
It came as a blow:
Half a dozen dragon eggs
Sat neat in two rows.
Hungry for pancake,
I heard a tap tap;
Suddenly six dragons
Sat curled in my lap.
I fed them the finest,
With love I smothered,
Kept them all cosy
In the airing cupboard.
But these wild dragons
I sure couldn’t tame,
So I waved goodbye
To dragon pet fame.
When they finally flew,
They left without thanks -
Just half a dozen holes
Burnt in my best underpants!

About the Writer

Linda Middleton

Linda is a lifelong lover of writing and began sharing her passion for rhythm and rhyme last year. Her work can be found online and in magazines, including The Caterpillar and Pure in Heart Stories. She enjoys supporting children with their learning and teaching RE in a primary school in a leafy corner of England. In her spare time when she is not writing, she can be found wood wandering, beach strolling and ice cream tasting.