The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Macaroni Sneeze

It started with a tickle
In my nose as I ate.
It grew into a sniffle
As I cleared my pasta plate.
It then became a twitch
That rose up from my knees.
Then it exploded everywhere,
Macaroni sneeze!

About the Writer

Jen Wallace

Jen is a writer from Cork, Ireland, who writes both prose and poetry. She is also a children's meditation and mindfulness tutor. Jen was selected for The Raising Voices Fellowship 2022 (administered by Children's Books Ireland) and has read her work at Dublin Book Festival 2022. She was awarded a Bursary by Greywood Arts for 2023. Her work has been published widely, including in The Caterpillar Magazine and she is a children’s book reviewer for Inis Magazine. Her debut children’s book (middle grade) will be published in 2024.