The Summer Competition, Lost and Found, is now closed and the winners will be announced soon. Thanks to everyone who entered – we received some excellent poems. The best will be published here in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime – get busy writing poems for National Poetry Day on Thursday October 2nd. Ask your teacher what your school will be doing to celebrate. And if you’ve written a poem enter our competition on the day itself!

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 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!

Poetry books that would make excellent gifts. Click here


My Rhino Plays the Xylophone

National Poetry Day

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Latest Poems


by Tom aged 9

The holidays are here
for two weeks.
No school
for two weeks.
We can do anything we want to
like sleeping in
We can go see our cousins
We can … Read the rest

Father Time

by Branden Campbell aged 11

Father Time watches us,
we watch Father Time

Father Time lets us know
what time it is
and lets us set alarms on our phones

Think about what Father Time… Read the rest

Best School Year Ever!

by Madison Petrie aged 10

Once there was a class of students
They were playing in the class
and the teacher walked in and said,
Let’s party.
The radio was playing
The kids were happy… Read the rest

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