The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Flying Diving Mouse

Put me on the highest board
squeaked the little mousey Lord.

I want to dive from up on high
and show you all that mice can fly

I believe that we can soar
like kestrels, merlins, many more

and then I’ll switch from flight to dive
to show this mouse is so alive

I want to swoop into the pool
and show you that I’m not a fool

and if the judge gives me a ten
I may perform my dive again

About the Writer

Rob Walton

Rob Walton is a writer, performer and teacher from Scunthorpe who lives in Whitley Bay, where he writes poetry and fiction for children and adults. His poetry for children has been published by The Toy Press, Tyger Tyger, Parakeet and The Dirigible Balloon, and features in anthologies from Macmillan, Bloomsbury, The Emma Press and others.