The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Cats chase rats.
Rabbits have habits.
Poodles eat noodles.
Fishes have wishes.
Horses take courses.
Bees have knees.
Turtles jump hurdles.
Dragons pull wagons.
Pollywogs swim in jolly bogs.
Spiders taste ciders.
Giraffes get laughs.
Hawks open locks.
Stegosauruses read thesauruses.
And people who make up animal verses
Are terrible liars deserving of curses.

About the Writer

Templeton Moss

Templeton grew up in and around San Diego County, California in the U.S.A. He lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky, but considers Disneyland to be his hometown. He started writing because he thought it would get girls to like him. He has written many plays, novels, short stories and poems and his hobbies include naps and cartoons. Templeton dislikes manual labour and country music.