The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

What Santa Saw at our House

There’s pudding in the crackers
There’s sixpence on the telly
The elves are being slackers
There’s mistletoe in the jelly

We gather under the table
Put the turkey on the tree
There’s a snowman in the stable
Count the Magi – forty three

I’ve got a tinsel-flavoured lolly
Rudolf’s made mince pies
The chimney’s full of holly
Santa can’t believe his eyes.

About the Writer

Rob Walton

Rob Walton is a writer, performer and teacher from Scunthorpe who lives in Whitley Bay, where he writes poetry and fiction for children and adults. His poetry for children has been published by The Toy Press, Tyger Tyger, Parakeet and The Dirigible Balloon, and features in anthologies from Macmillan, Bloomsbury, The Emma Press and others.