There’s a brand new competition – I Love My Family. Click on the “competition link” to find out more.

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.

If you haven’t already done so, check out the winners of our other competitions. Winners of Christmas Poems, Scary Poems, Lost and Found and the National Poetry Day competitions can be found by clicking on “Poems” and then scrolling down to “Competition 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!

Somebody’s birthday? Why not give a poetry book? There are some brilliant books around. Here are four suggestions. Click here


Poems all about Mums

I Love My Family

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Latest Poems

The Sorrow Of Love

by Anouscia Swampillai aged 10

The brawling of a sparrow in the eaves,
The brilliant moon and all the milky sky…

What Happens at Night?

by Emily Moore aged 9

After everyone has gone to bed,
The children talk
While in bed.
Mum comes into the room,
The children shoot into bed,
Mum opens the doors,
She realises that her children are faking

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by Holly Morris aged 10

Pizza, pizza is all I eat
Pizza, pizza, a special treat
Pizza, pizza for my tea
Pizza, pizza all for me

Pepperoni and also ham
What about a bit of spam?
Cats would lick at

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Latest Interviews

Joshua Seigal with book

Joshua Seigal

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James Carter

James Carter

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from Roger!

What Are We Fighting For?

What Are We Fighting For?

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