The winners of the SCARY competition are here. Not a huge entry, around fifty poems, but the standard was really high. We could easily have chosen twenty poems. In the end we decided to award the prizes across the age range – from 6 to 16.  Click on “Poems” then scroll down to “Competition Entries” to see the winning poems. Winners will each receive a copy of the brilliant Werewolf Club Rules by Joseph Coelho (published by Frances Lincoln). Well done everyone who entered.

Poo poo poo... Yes, poems with poo and other slighty rude words can be very funny. But if you send us poo poems they won’t be appearing in the Poetry Zone. So please stop sending us rude poems. 

And if you haven’t already done so, check out the winners of the Lost and Found competition, the National Poetry Day competition, Worms, War Poems and Hey, Little Bugs competitions. Click on “Poems” and then scroll down to “Competition Entries” to find the winners and best of all the entries. 

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!

Poetry books that would make excellent gifts. Click here


Werewolf Club Rules

Something Scary This Way Comes

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Latest Poems

Journey to the Ocean

by Shonali Arul aged 8

Water ripples through the sand,
far away, far away.
From the sea onto dry land.
We drift away while no one’s watching,
silently, quietly.
We run through the everlasting landscape,… Read the rest

Thanksgiving to Us!

by Bryce, Faith, Skylar, Madison and Paston aged 7-8

I see turkeys all about.
I hear the wind rustling the leaves.
I smell foods of our families from the kitchen.
I taste the wonderful wonder of Fall.
I feel … Read the rest

The Secret Bully

by Ruby East aged 9

You’re hiding somewhere eyes can’t see
Spreading mean things
all about me
Why me?
Could have been anyone
I’m the 180 on the dart board
and the target of an … Read the rest

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What Are We Fighting For?

What Are We Fighting For?

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