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We now have the winners for the I Love My Family competition. The standard was very high indeed – so well done if you won! Go to Poems, then scroll down to Competition Entries (click “read more” on the red bar!). You’ll find all the runners-up as well. And if you’re a mum… well, some of the poems are going to give you a very warm, fuzzy sort of feeling. Watch out for a brand new competition starting soon.

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And do please remember that all the poems you send should be your own original work.

If you haven’t already done so, check out the winners of our other competitions. Winners of Christmas Poems, Scary Poems, Lost and Found and the National Poetry Day competitions can be found by clicking on “Poems” and then scrolling down to “Competition Entries”.

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Poems all about Mums

I Love My Family

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Latest Poems

Night Owl

by Avery aged 10

Night owl in the sky
see it’s shadow you will hide
while it hunts in the night
You will wonder where it hides
in the day and the night
This mystery has taken flight.


by Avah aged 9

The elephant is as firm as steel
He is as plump as my friend Neel
He is as sluggish as a broken wheel
And he is more entrancing than a banana peel!


by Alexander aged 9

They squawk and squawk
The seagulls are hungry.
They swoop down and catch crab and baby turtles.
They eats up, then they’re gone.
Watch out for the shark,

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