The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

This is Not a Kids' Poem

Listen to Attie ...
This poem is not for you
if you are still at school
turn the page right now
and do not break the rules!
This is a grown-up poem
only for adults to see
this isn't for you youngsters,
please listen to me!
There might be grown-up secrets
hidden in this verse
there might be dodgy dad-dancing
or dad jokes (even worse!).
There might be silly mum-songs
you should give them a miss
there might be adult-sounding words,
Mum and Dad might kiss!
This poem might be boring
or totes inappropes, you know,
this poem might be drinking wine.
I mean it – you should go!
This is not a kids’ poem
it’s for the grown-up crew.
This IS NOT a kids’ poem!
(but you read it, didn’t you?!)

About the Writer

Attie Lime

Attie Lime likes walking in fields, playing UNO, and new stationery. She has children’s poetry featured in Northern Gravy, Little Thoughts Press and Parakeet Magazine. Attie also enjoys nonsense poems and making up words. Twitter @AttieLime