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. This year is our 20th Anniversary. We’ll be marking it in a very special way – so watch this space.

The Same Inside. Thanks to everyone who entered the competition. We had some great poems sent in. The winners were… Fatema Zahra Mithwani, Indigo Moss, Freddie Alderson-Jenkins, Samuel, Lucy Cohen, Nana Safo, Elsie and Blake De Franco. Well done! A new competition will be starting soon.

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.




The Same Inside. Poems about empathy and friendship.

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Latest Poems

The Perfect Girl

by Harshita Das aged 12

Popular and cool, always happy and upbeat
She glows, fairer than all the rest
Elegant in her ways, graceful on her feet
Smart and intelligent, she aces every test

For no guy in life will she halt

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Lost in the Magic of Music

by Elsie aged 12

I switch on my favourite song,
Getting lost into the magic of the music,
I travel into a world,
That sparkles,
And let’s my imagination run wild,
My world is full of myths,

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by Elsie aged 12

Sorry I haven’t sent a poem in ages,
I have been writing a story you see,
A dog telling his story,
Of training to be…
A dog who helps children with autism,
He moved away

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