The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Forest And I

I want to escape
stamp brown earth
till it aches

scatter leaves as I shake
twig mistakes
‘long my wake.

I want to say no!
and go
on my own

become head member
to the club
of alone.

And I want to hold on
stay strong
if I’m wrong

for I saw
a fawn

in the woods

now it's gone.

About the Writer

Dominic J. Sweeney

Dominic J. Sweeney is from Donegal, Ireland. He writes in English and Irish for both adults and children. His poetry has been published by The London Magazine, An Capall Dorcha, Púca, appears on poetry podcast "Eat The Storms" and is forthcoming in Spelt Magazine and Loft Books.