Welcome to The Poetry Zone!
It’s good to see you. Since 1998 The Poetry Zone has published around 20,000 poems by young people and had millions of visitors – children and teenagers, real live poets and other adults who want to check us out, especially teachers who use the Poetry Zone as a fun way of teaching poetry in their schools. Do spread the word!
Do enter our competition. Write an animal poem and you could win a copy of the wonderful Where Zebras Go. You can check out winning poems and the best entries of past competitions by clicking on “poems” and then scrolling down to “Competition Entries.”
NOTE TO SCHOOLS SENDING POEMS. I’m very happy for schools to send us poems. But I do edit all poems – in the same way that poems would be edited in a book. This does take time – and so I would ask schools to limit the number of poems sent. If a school sends, say, 30 poems – one from every class member – I may have to choose a selection to appear in the Poetry Zone. Schools may, however, send as many poems as they would like for competitions..
Poo Poo Poo! Rude poems can be very funny but be warned – if you send us poems about farts, bottoms or poo they won’t be appearing in the Poetry Zone. So please stop sending us rude poems.
And do please remember that all the poems you send should be your own original work.
Spring is Hereby aged
Spring is the time of year
Everybody deserves a cheer
Let’s open a bottle of ginger beer
Because spring is here!
Your Future Isn’t…by
Your future is not my future.
And my future isn’t your future.
His future isn’t my future.
Her future isn’t my future.
A future is what you make,
Not how smart you are.
When I’m upset I think mean,
Like for example,
What should I do for vengance?
But then, this cloud of questions and statements come,
And tells me what to do.
When I know something triggers me,