The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Waiting For The Green Man

Where is the green man?
We need to cross the road!
All we see is the red man
in his DON’T GO red clothes.

Is he in his green shower
cleaning his green skin?
Is he by his green sink
shaving his green chin?

Maybe he’s still eating
his green bowl of green flakes
or putting on his green pants,
green socks, green roller skates.

Perhaps his green tummy
is all green and funny
and he’s lying in his green bed
nursed by his green mummy.

We’re sorry green man,
it can wait, we’re fine.
Rest up, get well soon,
we’ll see you next ti-

the green man with no warning.
GO GO GO! he yells, DON’T BE

About the Writer

Carl Burkitt

Carl likes telling tales. He tells long tales, short tales, silly tales, sad tales. He tells them online, behind a mic, in books, in schools, and on the sofa with his young family. His debut kids’ collection, Elephants Sleep in Bunk Beds, was published by Beir Bua in 2021.