The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Today’s Muse

I’d like to be my
Head teacher for a day.

Believe me, I’d have
An awful lot to say.

I’d scrap P.E.
And all those healthy meals.

Then swap my.
Old history master,

For a brand new set
Of skate board wheels.

About the Writer

Bernard Pearson

Bernard's work appears in many publications, including; Aesthetica Magazine, The Edinburgh Review, Crossways, The Gentian, Nymphs The Poetry Village, Beneath The Fever, The Beach Hut Little Stone, The Caterpillar Magazine. In 2017 a selection of his poetry ‘In Free Fall’ was published by Leaf by Leaf Press. In 2019 he won second prize in The Aurora Prize for Writing.