The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Open door.
Jangle bell.
Take a whiff.
Oh, the smell!

Cookies nutty,
cookies gooey,
cookies crunchy,
cookies chewy.

Doughnuts glazed,
doughnuts drizzled,
doughnuts jellied,
doughnuts twizzled.

Cupcakes fluffy,
cupcakes iced,
cupcakes sprinkled,
cupcakes spiced.

A bakery bonanza
all within my reach.
Impossible to choose,
I’ll take one of each!

About the Writer

Deb Reidy

Deb is a former elementary teacher. When in the classroom, she enjoyed sharing the wonders of poetry with her students. Her work has been published in Cricket and Highlights magazines and the poetry anthology Hop to It. Deb is also the author of two education resource books. Her many years of teaching, as well as her interactions with young family members and neighborhood children, are often inspiration for her poems.