The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Books in my bag,
Joyce wants to play,
Time for tag
Martin won the football,
Colin lost his book.
Open up your copy,
And take a look.

Paint on my shirt.
Katie cut her knee,
Barry is all dirt.
Sarah read a story,
Olivia solved the sum.
Put away your books,
The day is almost done.

About the Writer

Deirdre Laide

Deirdre is a primary school teacher living in the kingdom of Kerry, Ireland. When she is not working, Deirdre can be found combing the sandy shore for sea glass with her three little girls, swimming in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean or walking the woodlands.