Welcome to the Poetry Zone. 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.

Why not enter our new competition to win Be the Change – Poems to help you save the world? Or check out the winners of our last competition – Moonstruck! They were: Idrees, Harshita Das, Alexandra Prideaux, Tegan Carr, Rahaan Hossain, Elsie, Madiha, Aditi Jain and Iona Mandal. You can read their poems, as well as the runners up and the best of the rest, by clicking on POEMS and 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.




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Be the Change

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Latest Poems

Who You Are!

by Gabrielle Adebanjo aged 11

I’m always going to stand out from the crowd,
I’m gonna ALWAYS make my mummy proud, really
I’m gonna always study hard,
So one day I can buy a nice car,
I’m gonna be a superstar,

…Read the rest

Tooth Fairy Madness

by Gabrielle Adebanjo aged 11

Sssh, be quiet!
Before she awakes,
You know if she yawns, there’ll be an earthquake!

Aren’t humans such weird looking giants?
Everything about them seems like rocket science.
Snap out of it and just

…Read the rest

Love = Mum

by Gabrielle Adebanjo aged 11

Love is something everyone needs
Joy, happiness, that’s where it leads,

When I think of love,
I think of my mum
Because my mum is tons of fun.
She makes me laugh,
She makes me

…Read the rest

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from Roger!

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