The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Monster Manifesto

Listen to Julie's poem ...
We lurk in darkest shadows.
We sneak and skulk and creep.
We scratch at midnight windows
And wake you from your sleep.

We’re a tap on the shoulder
When there is no one there.
We’re a howl in the distance.
A blast of ice-cold air.

You may think we don’t exist
But we are very near.
We’re Ambassadors of panic
and champions of fear.

We’re sinister and silent.
We’re menacing and mean.
We are always watching you
but we’ll never be seen.

About the Writer

Julie Anna Douglas

Julie has been writing poems for as long as she can remember and many of them have found homes is beautiful magazines like The Caterpillar, Ladybug and Spider and in poetry collections by The Emma Press and MacMillan Publishing. She particularly enjoys combining poetry and art in workshops for children and her first poetry collection 'Painting Poems' illustrated by Jools Wilson is full of colourful poetry and creative ideas. Her next book is full of poetry maps and will be out soon!