Thanks everyone who entered the Off By Heart competition. The winners are here.  Go to Poems and then scroll down to Competition Entries and you’ll find them. We had a huge entry – and the standard was very high. Well done everyone who entered. And good luck in our new competition – Lost and Found.

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 our 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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A Good Friend

by Risha Tanwar aged 7

A good friend is kind,
A good friend would never leave you behind.
A good friend is always true,
A good friend sticks to you like glue.
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by Aurora Laughton-Brown aged 6

It is raining, drip drop
It is cloudy and sort of dark
The roads are wet, the grass is wet
The sky is sort of gloomy
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Time to Rhyme

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I’m wasting my time
When there is no word to rhyme
My brain is thinking
The clock is ticking
I’m wasting my time
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