The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Undelivered - A Message From Your Phone

Listen to Stephanie's poem ...
Little fingers dancing across my surface,
Rhythmically tapping to the beats of games, apps, & texts,
I light up at the information provided and ease of which it’s absorbed.

But with my presence and interest, there’s guilt,
Kids should be outside enjoying nature and indulging the senses.
Watching plastic bags twirl & flap in the wind with bliss,
Reading stories that transport the imagination to places beyond the box.

All of these immersive experiences, yet they are glued to my screen,
Endless yearning and wanting for more.
They are completely obsessed with me,
I don’t know if I should feel pride or regret.

About the Writer

Stephanie Henson

Stephanie lives with her family in Southeastern, Pennsylvania, but is originally from Central, New Jersey where she studied Communications at Rider University. She is back at Rider pursuing a Certificate in Publishing and Professional Writing. Her background is in Advertising/Marketing and most of her writing experience is through those professional roles. Writing and storytelling has been her passion for a long time. A short children's story she wrote was selected for publication by Glittery Literary, an article was featured in Parakeet Magazine’s inaugural issue, and she has had several poems published by The Dirigible Balloon. She also has a Children's Poetry book scheduled for release in 2023 with Experiments in Fiction, an independent publisher in the UK. Stephanie enjoys reading, theatre, mindless web searching, Netflix binges, sunflowers, sports, and anything related to coffee!