The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Red Hot Dragon Date

Listen to Linda's poem ...
From the single second that I met her,
I knew she was the stunning scaly one!
Tingling fireworks from snout to talons,
My heart flared golden like a summer sun.

My dragon date from the starry heavens
Ignited a red hot sizzling flame.
She gazed lovingly with bright molten eyes
And I knew she felt exactly the same.

So we flew on a red hot dragon date:
The crater rim of Mount Vesuvius.
Tails entwined, silhouetted by moonlight,
Dreamy location at its grooviest!

Dancing sharp Argentinian tangos,
With crazy-cool kicks and swishy-tail flicks,
My bow tie twirled like helicopter blades -
There was even a flash of sequin knicks!

We dined in great style on a five star feast:
Roasted chillies dipped in mad hot mustard;
Nicely spicy battle-failed knight goujons;
And dragon dessert of lava custard!

Basking beside this volcanic furnace
Our hearts into one were mixed and melted.
Ink spilt across a plush velvet night sky
And with shooting stars blackness was pelted.

So I’ve booked our next red hot dragon date:
A crater view table at Mount Etna.
For I’ve found my love of the century -
I’m so red hot lucky to have met her!

About the Writer

Linda Middleton

Linda is a lifelong lover of writing and began sharing her passion for rhythm and rhyme last year. Her work can be found online and in magazines, including The Caterpillar and Pure in Heart Stories. She enjoys supporting children with their learning and teaching RE in a primary school in a leafy corner of England. In her spare time when she is not writing, she can be found wood wandering, beach strolling and ice cream tasting.