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SPRING COMPETITION WINNERS! This was very close – we had some excellent entries – but alas, not everyone could win. Well done to the following: In the 6 and under – Chiamaka Uchegbu and Isabelle Rose Eccles. In the 7 and above – Youngsung, Robbie, Francesca, Idrees Mohammed Shafiq, Chloe To, Maisie Wise, Emily Gentles, Ana Vittoria Fernandes-Haras, Isabelle Thornton and Julia Murdoch. A big thanks to everyone who entered! You can check out the winners and the best of all the competition entries 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.

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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The Spring Competitions

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Latest Poems

Here Come the Dark Ages

by Nicholas Jarrett aged 11

An ode to Bremainers

Here come the dark ages
Damages compounded
Here come the dark ages
Stupidity has sounded

All you Brexiters think you’re so smart
You’ve turned ruining the UK into an art

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A Tribute to the Inuit

by Praniti Gulyani aged 12

Amidst the freezing gusts of cold,
And the sudden sharp smacks of chill
You stood tall and bold! Nestled within your igloos
In your world of shimmering ice!
A haven of sparkling snowdrops,
Your shaggy

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Ode to the Dewdrop

by Praniti Gulyani

A slender spine of grass, trembles in the early morning breeze
It perseveres to balance, a fragile, brittle, tear-shaped jewel
The jewel trickles down its spine,
Moistening its aching vertebra
And seeps down, into the embrace

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