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COMPETITION TIME! We have a brand new competition. Your chance to win Lost Magic – The very best poems of Brian Moses. Meanwhile – well done everyone who entered our “Messages” competition. There were some great poems sent in. The winners were Praniti Gulyani, Delilah Batho, Iona Mandal, Matilda Kettell, Sophie Chebib and Kundai Z. They each received a copy of It’s Not My Fault by Roger Stevens and Steven Withrow, as well as a bag of National Poetry Day Goodies. 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”
CHRISTMAS IS COMING (In case you hadn’t noticed!) Do send us lots of Christmas poems. We love receiving them.
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!
The Phantom!by aged
If you want me to drive you crazy
and rattle on your door
If you want me to flicker your lights
and slide on your floor
Then wish for me with all your might
and whisper this
I love cats,
my favourite animal.
Best Friendby aged
I know I have to leave one of you for a year,
But that will never change us.
You are in school
and guaranteed to have many friends!
But this will never change who you are,