The Summer Competition, Lost and Found, is now closed and the winners will be announced soon. Thanks to everyone who entered – we received some excellent poems. The best will be published here in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime – get busy writing poems for National Poetry Day on Thursday October 2nd. Ask your teacher what your school will be doing to celebrate. And if you’ve written a poem enter our competition on the day itself!

Poo poo poo... Yes, poems with poo and other slighty rude words can be very funny. But if you send us poo poems they won’t be appearing in the Poetry Zone. So please stop sending us rude poems. 

And if you haven’t already done so, check out the winners of Worms, War Poems and Hey, Little Bugs competitions. Click on “Poems” and then scroll down to “Competition Entries” to find the winners and best of all the 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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My Rhino Plays the Xylophone

National Poetry Day

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Latest Poems

Rain Drops

by Jorja aged 9

Plip, Plop, Plip, Plop, I Can Hear Those Rain Drops.
Pitter, Patter, Pitter, Patter, I’ll Go Play It Doesn’t Matter!
Even Though Its Wet And Muddy, I’ll Jump In Puddles … Read the rest

Run Away

by Kyia Scales aged 11

Go go, run for you life
for the monster is right behind you
Don’t stop, just run

I bet the monster won’t be able to get me in this … Read the rest

The Under Water of the World

by Kyia and Jaentai aged 12/9

The under water is horrid and murky
but the life is happy and a lovely site
you just need to find your heart and bring it to life
you look … Read the rest

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