It’s nearly Christmas, in case you hadn’t noticed. And we have a brand new Christmas competition. Unlike our regular competitions we’ll be posting Christmas Poems as they come in. You will see the competition entries by clicking on “poems” and scrolling down.

You can also check out previous winning poems by clicking on “Poems” and then scrolling down to “Competition Entries”. There you’ll find the winners of – Summer Competition, Love My Family, Christmas Poems, Scary Poems and Lost and Found.

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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Latest Poems

Elegy for a Brother

by Ruth Maciver aged 10

The house fills with silence
No footballs being bashed against walls
A missing place at the lonely table
His room is now a ghost town
No mess, clutter or noise
Sitting down and wondering when

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Waiting for Christmas

by Nikita Sharma aged 10

I spend days decorating Christmas trees
Ridding the house of dust and bees
Going out to do some shopping
Running, skipping and hopping
Hoping there’ll be presents for me
And some cards for me to

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What Christmas is For

by Alicia Ndebele aged 11

Christmas is a time for laughs and joy,
when you may get your favourite toy.
Christmas is a time for receiving and giving,
it’s also a time to know why you’re living.
Christmas is a time

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