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COMPETITION! Send us a poem on the theme of messages to help us celebrate National Poetry Day here in the UK. You can check out the winners and the best of all our previous 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!

 

Competition!

Send a message for National Poetry Day.

Say It With a Poem

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Latest Poems

The Talking Banana

by Lacey McCabe aged 10

I was feeling hungry one day,
so I thought hey, why don’t I eat a banana?
But just as I went to reach for it
I heard a squeaky voice saying, “Don’t eat me or I will

…Read the rest

The Day I Got a Super Power

by Morgan Dickinson Lawson aged 10

Yesterday I discovered I had a super power!
I could turn back time,
I was playing wiZards with my best friends,
I realised everyone started walking…
BACKWARDS!

The football came out of the goal!
I

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I Was Baking a Banana Cake

by Phoebe Owen aged 10

I was baking a banana cake;
a banana cake I was baking,
I went to get a banana …
but out came a hairy spider!
I screamed and I squealed;
I squealed and I screamed,

…Read the rest

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