The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Baobab Tree

Whilst in Kenya
wild and free
I came across
a Baobab tree,
wide and stout
engulfing me
made me small
that Baobab tree,
the scars upon
its trunk the key
to see the age
of this Baobab tree,
for a thousand years
stood there free
for thousands more
this Baobab tree.

About the Writer

Michael Brigden

Michael is a passionate writer best known under his penname 'The Ordinary Poet'. He has written poetry from a very young age. Inspired by several English teachers throughout his education, he has carried this on into adult life. By day a local government officer but in his heart a poet.