The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Smells float through the kitchen air,
Mom is hard at work on dinner,
Cling Clang Boom of pots and pans,
This meal has the makings of a winner.

The table is set and we are ready to eat
But what’s this green stuff on my plate?
None of this looks appealing at all.
But Mom insists I’ll love the taste.

So I suck it up and give it a try.
She worked so hard on this feast.
One bite and I asked right away,
Can I just have some Mac N Cheese?

About the Writer

Stephanie Henson

Stephanie lives with her family in Southeastern, Pennsylvania, but is originally from Central, New Jersey where she studied Communications at Rider University. She is back at Rider pursuing a Certificate in Publishing and Professional Writing. Her background is in Advertising/Marketing and most of her writing experience is through those professional roles. Writing and storytelling has been her passion for a long time. A short children's story she wrote was selected for publication by Glittery Literary, an article was featured in Parakeet Magazine’s inaugural issue, and she has had several poems published by The Dirigible Balloon. She also has a Children's Poetry book scheduled for release in 2023 with Experiments in Fiction, an independent publisher in the UK. Stephanie enjoys reading, theatre, mindless web searching, Netflix binges, sunflowers, sports, and anything related to coffee!