Since 1998 The Poetry Zone has published around 20,000 poems by young people and has 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. This year is our 20th Anniversary. We’ll be marking it in a very special way – so watch this space.

The Same Inside. Thanks to everyone who entered the competition. We had some great poems sent in. The winners were… Fatema Zahra Mithwani, Indigo Moss, Freddie Alderson-Jenkins, Samuel, Lucy Cohen, Nana Safo, Elsie and Blake De Franco. Well done! A new competition will be starting soon.

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.




The Same Inside. Poems about empathy and friendship.

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Latest Poems


by Vaishnavi Patil aged 9

Many people for entertainment listen to music,
Even music is put on the competition of rubics.

There are many instruments of music like piano, tabla and guitar,
Even there are many songs like twinkle twinkle little star.


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Sizzling Lava

by Luka aged 8

Hot lava
As hot as an oven
Hotter than hot

Teachers’ Day (Happy Teachers’ Day, Roger)

by Harshita Das aged 12

Every year, a day comes when
We acknowledge our mentors and give them respect
A toast to those who taught us
To those whom we owe an unpayable debt
And so, it is with joy in

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