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.




Where Zebras Go

Where Zebras Go

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Latest Poems


by Jessica aged 10

Goal Scorer
Game Starter
Rough Tackler
Best Footballer
World Beater
100 Goal Shooter
Football Lover
Long Lasting Player

Cross Bar Breaker
Brill Player
Penalty Taker
Number 7 Wearer


by Khalid aged 7

Shade is important in summer
Under the sun is the best thing ever
Magic is real when summer comes
Magic is real so it happens a lot
Enjoying the sun is important
Ready for holidays,

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The Wrath of Sea

by Harshita Das aged 11

Ah, to be back here again
With the glistening sand, on the beach
Silently enjoying the Sun’s heat
Staring at the ocean, so out of reach

The sand as soft as a cushion
With the waves

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from Roger!

Is This a Poem?

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