The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Travel Well

Listen to Fiona ...

Would you ride a wave’s swell, or on a turtle’s shell,
Passing fish with a swish, please, won’t you tell?

Would you creep like a snail, or swim like a whale,
Traversing the world without road or rail?

Would you fly through the air, with never a care,
Or roll out for a stroll with a grizzly bear?

Would you catch a balloon with a hairy baboon,
Hot air helping you rise ‘neath a silver moon?

Would you swoop with a crane in place of a ‘plane,
Or prefer the rattle of a rickety train?

Would you sail in a boat with a grey Billy goat,
Or scramble through hedgerows with a wily, old stoat?

Whatever your views, you never can lose,
Travel gladly through life in the best way - you choose!

About the Writer

Fiona Halliday

Fiona has enjoyed and written poetry all her life. She has fond memories of family members sharing poems with her from a very early age. Fiona has taught in primary schools, across the age range, for the last twenty years and specialises in literacy. She loves language, learning and laughter. She also likes alliteration! When she isn’t teaching, reading or writing, Fiona enjoys playing the flute, spending time with her family and drinking copious amounts of tea!