Winners of the Family and Friends Competition are here! Go to POEMS and scroll down to Competition Entries to read them, read the runners-up and the best of the rest. It was very, very, VERY difficult to pick the winners, there were so many excellent, and heartfelt, poems. It’s been a tough year for friends and families! So well done everyone who entered. Watch out for a new competition starting soon.

Since 1998 The Poetry Zone has published around 30,000 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.

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.


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Latest Poems

Education Policy

by Harshita Das

New policies are just around town!
Our education shall rise high above,
With the world, our schools will stand their ground
Spreading words and books and joy and love!

Our children will code from when they are

…Read the rest

Smoking is Joking

by Chris aged 10

I know you’re hoping
that the earth is coping good
but the earth being polluted by smoking
you gotta be joking
people are getting cancer
you gotta need an answer!
be smoke free not

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UP UP UP Babies

by Chris aged 10

When babies cry they never shut UP
but when they eat your food they might as well throw UP
all that babies do is just grow UP
and then they are kids they shout WHAT’S UP!

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