The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Words Nest

My thoughts are
Woolly words
Like knitting;
Mind unravelling,
Letters bump and jostle,
Hustle me.
Knock kneed
I freeze
In fright
But if I can’t
Get the words right
How will they know
If I’ve got something to say?

About the Writer

Vicki Spreadbury

Vicki is a secondary school English teacher from South Cambridgeshire. She has been writing poetry on and off for almost as long as she can remember, and likes poems where the words pop out and surprise you. She lives with four rats, three children, two cats, one dog and a husband.