Hi Everyone, welcome to The Poetry Zone.

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.

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. Meanwhile keep writing and sending us poems. We love to read them. Be careful and stay safe


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Latest Poems

The Lies of War

by Kayla Brouw and Seanna Hirani aged 12 and11

The sights of fatigue surrounded us
Scruffy and dusty
Ripped clothes, and rusty
Hearing the sirens rip loud
Gunfire frightens.
for your country, you protect it
But you feel weary,
A lie you’ve

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by Duo aged 10

Duolingo is cool
I play Duolingo
When I get home from school

This is why you should play
Duolingo on your device
You learn a language
It is really good

Fallen Heroes

by Lukas Lofqvist aged 12

When his strength is all he has
War is pain for those fight
Death is all around
When he reaches his limit
He feels pain
Bellum mortiferum est

When the rain comes
All he

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