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We now have the winners for the I Love My Family competition. The standard was very high indeed – so well done if you won! Go to Poems, then scroll down to Competition Entries (click “read more” on the red bar!). You’ll find all the runners-up as well. And if you’re a mum… well, some of the poems are going to give you a very warm, fuzzy sort of feeling. Watch out for a brand new competition starting soon.

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And do please remember that all the poems you send should be your own original work.

If you haven’t already done so, check out the winners of our other competitions. Winners of Christmas Poems, Scary Poems, Lost and Found and the National Poetry Day competitions can be found by clicking on “Poems” and then scrolling down to “Competition 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!

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Poems all about Mums

I Love My Family

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Latest Poems


by Harshita Das aged 9

When I see a daisy
I feel lazy
When I see a rose
It tickles my nose
When I see a jasmine
I feel fine
When I see a sunflower
I feel like a

…Read the rest

It Doesn’t Matter What They Say

by Risha Tanwar aged 8

It doesn’t matter if they say you’re ugly,
it doesn’t matter if they say you’re not smart.

It doesn’t matter if they say you’re chubby,
it doesn’t matter if they say you’re untalented.

Well, here is something good

…Read the rest

I Love You, Mum

by Aishaahmed aged 11

Mom’s smiles can brighten
any moment,
Mom’s hugs put joy
in all our days

Mom’s love will stay with us
and touch our lives
in precious ways…

The values you’ve taught,

…Read the rest

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What Are We Fighting For?

What Are We Fighting For?

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