The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Dinner at Medusa’s

Listen to Namakula reading Moe's poem ...
Wondering who will come for tea,
Medusa reclines on her red settee.
Her table settings are beyond compare,
she puts out cards on who sits where.

She just adores entertaining guests
and never considers them noisy pests.
Attendees don’t have much to say,
once they come, it’s where they’ll stay.

Cold Hors d'oeuvres are just the thing,
to make every summer party sing!
On Mexican night it’s chili for a crowd!
And won’t her hungry diners be wowed!

But before the guests can show their delight
they’re turned to stone by the very first bite.
Medusa likes to rule the dinner time chatter,
telling tales of herself that really don’t matter.

The emerald eyed snakes who sit in her hair,
Tsk! Tsk! their forked tongues at her stony stare.
Whatever is a poor hostess to do,
when her dinner guests don’t say boo!

About the Writer

Moe Phillips

Moe is a poet, writer and filmmaker. Recipient of a Gold Clio in 2019, for her work with Disney, she has been published in over twenty anthologies for children and adults. She is a regular contributor to Bella Grace Magazine. Moe has created short films for award winning poets - Naomi Shihab Nye, Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Georgia Heard. Her latest creation is “The Feisty Beast” an audio content series she pens and produces.