The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

What Santa Saw at our House

There’s pudding in the crackers
There’s sixpence on the telly
The elves are being slackers
There’s mistletoe in the jelly

We gather under the table
Put the turkey on the tree
There’s a snowman in the stable
Count the Magi – forty three

I’ve got a tinsel-flavoured lolly
Rudolf’s made mince pies
The chimney’s full of holly
Santa can’t believe his eyes.

About the Writer

Rob Walton

Scunthorpe-born Rob Walton is a writer, performer and part-time primary school teacher who now lives with his family in Whitley Bay. He writes poetry and short fiction for children and adults. His poetry for children has been published by Bennison Books, Bloomsbury, The Dirigible Balloon, Dreich, The Emma Press, Frances Lincoln, Macmillan, Tyger Tyger and others.