The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


When I go to bed at night,
I really need the two,
One for me and one for spare,
Will usually get me through,
I have a special blue one,
That glows with eerie light,
So if I lose it in the bed,
I can find it in the night.

About the Writer

Nannie Shakespeare

Nannie (AKA Gillian Winn) is a semi-retired ex-nurse who has used her spare time to embrace creative writing including poetry. She enjoys featuring the natural world and animals in her work and is keen to raise awareness of social and climate issues. The sobriquet 'Nannie Shakespeare' was invented by Gill's grand daughter.