Welcome to the Poetry Zone. Since 1998 The Poetry Zone has published around 30,000 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.

COMPETITION WINNERS!!! The following children and teenagers have won our Be the Change – Poems to help you save the world – competition. Elsie, Shifa Asif, Henry Walker, Babara, Camilla, Dexter, Mia Sumner, Harshita Das and Iona Well Done! Runners up (no prize I’m afraid, but very well done) were Levi, Daisy Woods and Edmund Kimber. It was very difficult to choose the best – there were so many brilliant poems. Thank you, everyone who entered. You can read the winning poems, as well as the runners up and the best of the rest, by clicking on POEMS and 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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Latest Poems

Get Ready for Christmas

by Elsie aged 10

Get ready for Christmas
The tree is going up
The lights are turning on
And the turkey’s getting hot
Christmas, the time of the year
Get ready for Christmas
It’s coming this year

Five Little Reindeer

by Srilakshmi aged 10

Five little reindeer playing in the snow
The first one said,
“Can you see my nose glow?”
The second one said
“Listen to me sing!”
The third one said
“I can hear the bells

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The Funny Food Poem

by Kadie aged 10

Here we are now in this moment,
Thinking of that wonderful donut,
And also that lovely cake,
What about that dreamy bake?
Here we go now, what about beans,
Oh, maybe think of those lovely

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