The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Ella's Wild Ride

It began with a mermaid named Ella—
and a brush with Ms. Poppin’s umbrella …
As El swam the ocean
she was struck with emotion,
when she heard Poppin’s voice, a cappella.

El followed the sound of her song.
But the wind and the current were strong.
Her tail caught the handle—
It became quite the scandal.
The umbrella just dragged her along!

With a SPLISH and a SPLASH and a SPLOOSH!
She flew from the water, then WOOSH!
The wind changed its course,
and freed her with force.
Shoo-shoosh, the waves whispered. Shoo-shoosh.

About the Writer

Michelle S Kennedy

Michelle is an American children’s picture book writer and poet, wife, mother, and interior decorator. She is a local liaison for SCBWI, a member of 12x12 Picture Book Challenge and Making Room for Rhyme Writer’s Group. She is a 2022, PB Party Finalist and her poetry for children has won several honorable mentions in various contests, including the 2022, ‘50 Precious Words Contest’. She lives in Georgia in the United States with her family, cat and a handful of hermit crabs and is currently querying agents for representation of her work.