The winners of the Lost and Found competition are here. We had a fantastic entry with some excellent poems. Click on “Poems” then scroll down to “Competition Entries” to see the winning poems. Winners will each receive a copy of The Penguin in Lost Property by Jan Dean and Roger Stevens. The school prize goes to Whitecrest Primary in Birmingham. They win six copies of School Report by Brian Moses. A big thank you to Macmillan Children’s Books for donating the prizes.

Poo poo poo... Yes, poems with poo and other slighty rude words can be very funny. But if you send us poo poems they won’t be appearing in the Poetry Zone. So please stop sending us rude poems. 

And if you haven’t already done so, check out the winners of the National Poetry Day competition, Worms, War Poems and Hey, Little Bugs competitions. Click on “Poems” and then scroll down to “Competition Entries” to find the winners and best of all the entries. 

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!

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by Tazkia aged 6

I once met a guinea pig,
Who wasn’t very big.
Her name was Pepper
And in my house is where I kept her.
She loves to eat hay
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by Olivia Nutley - Simpson aged 9

Oh Teddy, oh Teddy, oh wonderful Teddy,
Why did you have to go?
What day was it?
What time was it?
I really do not know.

Oh Teddy, oh Teddy, … Read the rest


by Nicola B. aged 9

Chocolate is melty, sticky and sweet.
It’s one of the things we love to eat.
I love chocolate being a child,
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