The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

You and Me

You’re an early riser,
I’m a sleeper-inner.
You’re a graze-all-dayer,
I’m a wait-for-dinner.
You’re a sip and savour,
I’m a gulp and guzzle.
You’re a word conundrum,
I’m a number puzzle.
You’re a speedy swimmer,
I’m a splash-arounder,
You’re a roller coaster,
I’m a feet-on-grounder.
You’re a vibrant purple,
I’m a mellow yellow.
You’re a choccie ice-cream,
I’m a toasted mallow.
We are all our contrasts,
We are good together,
We are bestest buddies,
You and me forever!

About the Writer

Sue Lancaster

Sue is a children's writer living in South West London with her husband, two children and pet budgie, Buddy. Before turning her hand to writing, Sue worked in TV as a Production Manager and got her degree in Media Studies at the University of East London. She grew up in Clacton on the coast of Essex and spent much of her childhood writing stories and poems, playing with her three cats, and being tormented by her two older brothers.