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SPRING COMPETITION WINNERS! This was very close – we had some excellent entries – but alas, not everyone could win. Well done to the following: In the 6 and under – Chiamaka Uchegbu and Isabelle Rose Eccles. In the 7 and above – Youngsung, Robbie, Francesca, Idrees Mohammed Shafiq, Chloe To, Maisie Wise, Emily Gentles, Ana Vittoria Fernandes-Haras, Isabelle Thornton and Julia Murdoch. A big thanks to everyone who entered! You can check out the winners and the best of all the 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!



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The Spring Competitions

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Latest Poems


by Imani B. aged 10

Sh is my best friend we play
but when we text each other we say, “Hai”
And when we’re at home we like to dance

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My Friend Johanna

by Zanyah aged 11

Me and my friend Johanna play every day
She comes over to my house
I go over to hers
Her Mom loves me like I’m her kid
Johanna helps me, she is my best friend

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I Always Wondered

by Maria Mejia aged 10

If I’m skinny
If I’m I fat
I always wondered
If I’m pretty
If I’m I ugly
I always wondered
If I’m tall
If I’m short
I always wondered
Am I

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Joshua Seigal

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from Roger!

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