It’s good to see you. 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!

Do enter our competition. Write an animal poem and you could win a copy of the wonderful Where Zebras Go. You can check out winning poems and the best entries of past competitions by clicking on “poems” and then scrolling down to “Competition Entries.”

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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The Suicide Note

by Maja aged 10

Goodbye fear
Goodbye shame
Goodbye all
Goodbye chains

Goodbye words
Goodbye frowns
Goodbye sadness
Ups and downs

Hello life
Hello love
Hello happiness
Hello the me I am proud of


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I play football
I play with my friends
I play in the rain
I would like to play in Spain
I play games
I like to aim
I score goals to win

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To whoever reads this

It is the most important part of my life

and it’s gone

The world is indeed in trouble

Please can you carry on the world?


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