The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Monday Morning

School bell ringing,
Backpacks swinging,
Bus arriving,
Hands high-fiving.

Teacher greeting,
Finding seating,
Long addressing,
Yawn suppressing.

Students learning,
Pages turning,
Tale inviting,
Pencils writing.

Shoulders hunching,
Numbers crunching,
Answers flowing,
Knowledge growing.

Tummies grumbling,
Output crumbling,
Focus straining,
Patience waning.

Bored child dozing,
Lesson closing,
Perfect timing,
Hope starts climbing,

Lunch Bell chiming SOON!

About the Writer

Elenore Byrne

Elenore writes poetry and picture books for children. She is a member of SCBWI and is published in Bridgit Magee's 10.10 Poetry Anthology. Prior to writing, she worked with children as a Clinical Psychologist in New Zealand. She lives in a village in Zurich, Switzerland with her husband and 3 children. When she is not writing she is trying to keep up with her busy family.