The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Twelve Ways to Traverse the Globe

1.Airport rushes and crushes, growing cross.
2.A sleek ocean glide like an albatross.
3.Budget backpack filling a study gap.
4.Big bucket list tick with walking stick tap.
5.As the crow flies, zigzagging like a hare,
traipsing like a tortoise without a care.
6.Heart harp-singing with an uncluttered mind,
embracing the dancing colours you find.
7.On moonlit Pegasus guided by stars,
serenading space folk on a guitar.
8.Hurtling on a broomstick with a black cat.
9.Munching doughnuts on a magical mat.
10.Night flight, holding tight a dark dragon’s tail.
11.With TV remote - safer sofa sail.
And I’m choosing …
12.Happily humming and whistling a tune
with a poem picnic in a balloon!

About the Writer

Linda Middleton

Linda is a lifelong lover of writing and began sharing her passion for rhythm and rhyme last year. Her work can be found online and in magazines, including The Caterpillar and Pure in Heart Stories. She enjoys supporting children with their learning and teaching RE in a primary school in a leafy corner of England. In her spare time when she is not writing, she can be found wood wandering, beach strolling and ice cream tasting.