The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

White Christmas

Bright snow sparkles
Blanketing sorrow
Bringing light
Signaling hope
Spreading peace
Generating joy

An unexpected ending
To a year fraught with woe

A winter-wrapped wish for a better world

About the Writer

Theresa Gaughan

Theresa is a third-grade teacher living in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is an avid reader and has a very extensive collection of children's books. The first poem she ever shared with others was written in fourth-grade. It was titled, I Have to Pay Attention. Her teacher asked her to make it into a poster that she later displayed in the hallway. Ms. Gaughan has no memory of the lesson that she missed while writing the poem.