The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

My Own Worst Enemy

Listen to Colin reading ...
I like to creep up on myself
And loudly holler BOO!
I like to tread upon my toes
And box my ears and tweak my nose
And thump my belly too.

I like to kick me up the bum
And slap me on the wrist,
I like to poke me in the eye
And pull my hair until I cry
And give my neck a twist.

It’s possible, it seems to me,
I am my own worst enemy.
Picture copyright (©) Colin West 2022
Picture copyright (©) Colin West 2022

About the Writer

Colin West

Colin lives in Battle, East Sussex. He studied Graphic Design and Illustration and has written and illustrated over 50 children’s books. His poems have appeared in anthologies by Roger McGough and Julia Donaldson. He now writes purely for his own pleasure and enjoys collecting old books, mainly of poetry.