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COMPETITION TIME! We have a brand new competition. Your chance to win Lost Magic – The very best poems of Brian Moses. Meanwhile – well done everyone who entered our “Messages” competition. There were some great poems sent in. The winners were Praniti Gulyani, Delilah Batho, Iona Mandal, Matilda Kettell, Sophie Chebib and Kundai Z. They each received a copy of It’s Not My Fault by Roger Stevens and Steven Withrow, as well as a bag of National Poetry Day Goodies. You can check out the winners and the best of all our previous competition entries by clicking on “poems” and then scrolling down to “Competition Entries”
CHRISTMAS IS COMING (In case you hadn’t noticed!) Do send us lots of Christmas poems. We love receiving them.
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.
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!
Cheer and joy spreed through villages, towns and cities
Happy people gather and sing carols
Reindeer in the north pole get ready to guide Santa’s sleigh
In churches they light the four candles, one every Sunday
Christmas can be fun,
Brush outside of your front door,
Have a lovely day
Showed up at a party wanting attention
Boy you got nothing but apprehension
You thought you were cool… untrue
But no one wanted anything to do with you
You say you’ve got American pride