Welcome to the Poetry Zone. Important Notice. Now that schools are closed we are receiving lots more poems than usual. This is a good thing – so well done everyone. But it does mean that it may be a couple of days before your poem appears, so please be patient. As you know, I do check and edit every poem, just as I would a poem that was going to be in a book. And that takes time. It also means that when your poem does appear you may have to scroll down a long way to find it. Meantime – do keep up the good work. And stay safe.

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.

Do enter our competition. You can see previous competition winners by going to “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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Latest Poems


by A. H. aged 10

If you’re feeling sad
then you’d better listen
you should be glad
that you didn’t live
in the time of the war
You should be happy
that the war is no more

…Read the rest


by A. H. aged 10

The water gushes
the wind shushes
the birds sing
as spring comes
with all it brings
but my eyes don’t set
on the water
or the wind
or the birds

…Read the rest


by Cody C. aged 8

Family and friends,
The fun never ends,
But here comes lockdown.
We think it will stay,
But people are trying hard,
For us to see another sunny day.

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