The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Great Big Water Sports Adventure

I’m in a canoe.
I’m hurtling down the river.
I’m in a kayak.
The water makes me shiver.

I’m on a ship.
I’m crashing through the oceans.
I’m on a yacht.
I’m going through the motions.

I’m on a raft.
I’m paddling rapids of white water.
Mum shouts upstairs
and tells me that I ought to

get out of the bath.
The ceiling’s leaking.

About the Writer

Rob Walton

Scunthorpe-born Rob Walton is a writer, performer and part-time primary school teacher who now lives with his family in Whitley Bay. He writes poetry and short fiction for children and adults. His poetry for children has been published by Bennison Books, Bloomsbury, The Dirigible Balloon, Dreich, The Emma Press, Frances Lincoln, Macmillan, Tyger Tyger and others.