Welcome to the Poetry Zone. Our Moonstruck! competition is now closed. Winners will be announced soon.
As well as a brand new competition. Watch this space.

Since 1998 The Poetry Zone has published around 20,000 poems by young people and has 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. 

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.






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Latest Poems


by Katie aged 9

We are friends
I got your back, you got mine
I will help you out anytime
To see you hurt to see your cry
makes me weep and wanna die
and if you agree to

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My Friend Polo

by Eva aged 8

My friend Polo loves to eat Polos
My friend Polo loves to do solos
My friend Polo loves to make smoothies
But hates to drink slushies

Jolly Christmas

by Sunday E Sunday

Christmas tree, sparkling bright
Filled with baubles, warpath and light
Precious symbol of our affection
For Christmas time and it’s perfection
show each night your radiant glory
For “oohs” and “aahs” obligatory

The tempting gifts

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from Roger!

Waggiest Tails 2

Ask me a question

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