The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Trying My Luck

The nurses and the postmen and the ambulance crew.
The binmen and the teachers and the train drivers too.
The workers are all striking, and they’ve made it look quite cool.
There’s nothing else for it... I must go on strike from SCHOOL.

Mum, I understand that they are striking for more pay.
But I don’t get a penny to be sat in school all day.
This makes my case much stronger; I will fight for pupils' dues!
Yes, yes... I know... I’m going in....
Just putting on my shoes.

About the Writer

Sue Lancaster

Sue is a children's writer living in South West London with her husband, two children and pet budgie, Buddy. Before turning her hand to writing, Sue worked in TV as a Production Manager and got her degree in Media Studies at the University of East London. She grew up in Clacton on the coast of Essex and spent much of her childhood writing stories and poems, playing with her three cats, and being tormented by her two older brothers.