The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Asteroid Supernova

Asteroid Supernova,
the hottest rock star in the galaxy,
has a sparkling space mansion
by the Sea of Tranquility.
He credits his golden locks, talent and charm
with his meteoric rise to fame.
In every home from Venus to Neptune,
his is a household name.
He has a fleet of sonic rockets
which he soars among the stars
and the universe's largest collection
of gravity defying guitars.
He washes his hair with a solar flare
to make sure it really glows
and the interplanetary paparazzi
follow him everywhere he goes.
He has the latest galactic gadgets
and coolest cosmic inventions.
His concerts sell out in seconds
and are broadcast in fourteen different dimensions.
His special effects are out of this world
and include a total eclipse of the sun.
All his albums have won the Mercury Prize.
All his songs go straight to number one.
He has legions of loyal fans
spanning every alien generation
and has now had his likeness preserved for all time,
with his very own constellation!

About the Writer

Julie Anna Douglas

Julie has been writing poems for as long as she can remember and many of them have found homes is beautiful magazines like The Caterpillar, Ladybug and Spider and in poetry collections by The Emma Press and MacMillan Publishing. She particularly enjoys combining poetry and art in workshops for children and her first poetry collection 'Painting Poems' illustrated by Jools Wilson is full of colourful poetry and creative ideas. Her next book is full of poetry maps and will be out soon!