The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

This Banana

This banana,
The one with the fruit hat lady sticker on it, is my favourite banana.

This banana has been,
and ever so slightly cuddled.

It has been poked,
and sliced.

It’s also been
and nibbled.

It was cut,
put on a plate and,
licked a little bit.

But this banana?

This banana has never been

No, this banana has never, ever, been eaten.

We’ve saved it for later.
When it’s cake maybe I’ll eat it!

Don’t tell mum,

I just really wanted the sticker.

About the Writer

Laura Cooney

Laura is a writer from Edinburgh who writes for both children and grown ups and has numerous publications both in print and online. When she's not doing 'lots of writing' she'll be found with her two daughters as close to the sea as possible, probably looking for shells. There will be ice-cream!