The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Boy who left his Bum Behind

Listen to Colin ...
No wonder Hugh is looking glum,
The poor boy has mislaid his bum:
Upon a double decker bus
He travelled like a lot of us,
But when he got off at his stop
He’d left his bottom on the top.

Now Hugh has lost his derrière,
It’s disappeared to Who-knows-where.
So if the bum you chance to see,
Please hand in to Lost Property,
And meanwhile always bear in mind —
Don’t leave behind your own behind!

About the Writer

Colin West

Colin lives in Battle, East Sussex. He studied Graphic Design and Illustration and has written and illustrated over 50 children’s books. His poems have appeared in anthologies by Roger McGough and Julia Donaldson. He now writes purely for his own pleasure and enjoys collecting old books, mainly of poetry.