Back to school in the UK. Hurrah! And the first big poetry event coming up is National Poetry Day. This year’s theme is LIGHT. You can help us celebrate by entering our brand new competition.

Here are the WINNERS of our Summer Competition. Well done Runo Ededjo, Min Su Kim, Amanda Huang, Kayleigh Marshall, Tejal Jain, Bess Nicolds and Kundai Chikowero. You can check out the winning poems, as well as the runners-up, by clicking on “Poems” and then scrolling down to “Competition Entries”. You’ll find the winners of previous competitions – Love My Family, Christmas Poems, Scary Poems, and Lost and Found there as well.

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!



Werewolf Club Rules

Let Your Light Shine

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Latest Poems

Over Breakfast, Over Tea

by Elena Winter aged 11

Over breakfast, over tea,
we chat, you and me…
Telling each other stories about the past
and what we have all seen!!!


by Elena Winter aged 11

Today I got a postcard,
from my best friend Eve,
she told me all about her holiday,
and how she is missing me!
She’s gone to America,
for a week or two,
and I

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I Don’t Know the ABC

by Poppy aged 9

Acrostic peoms are no good to me, as I don’t know the ABC
But all this time I have survived,
Can you teach me, actually?
Don’t at all, I’ll find a way
Eventually, what if I

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