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

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.