10 x 10-word Poems from Around the World

These 10 poems were Laura’s favourites in the July 11th LTC Insider weekly giveaway challenge.


The poems are listed in no particular order and were chosen because of their originality and attention to detail. Every word matters and the overall impression has an impact on the reader. They make use feel and think about an ordinary subject in a new way. We had over 50 entries.


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Reality TV
Can’t change
Don’t have the remote

by Hannah Nie, Age 13, Canada


What’s Poetry?
Metaphors, consonance
Similes, assonance
Rhyme schemes
Unique Themes

by Jessica Ah Sing, Age 16, South Africa


if i’m made from glass
will i shine brighter?

by Eva Rodrigues, Age 15, Canada


White room
Dark gloom
Just her
and her womb.

by Solaine Zhao, Age 12, USA


Writers’ Block
Inky fingers,
Looking wan,
Crumpled paper,
Garbage can?

Hiya Chowdhury, Age 12, India


Door bangs,
Kettle whistles,
Toaster pops,
Mum shouts,
“It’s morning!”

by Sadaf Tausif, Age 14, Pakistan


I heard the moon;
it was your voice.

by Ariela Hercek, Age 17, Slovenia


“I Do”
No one cared. Then you said, “I do.”

by Cindy Green, Age 14, Canada


Anguish hereby preserved,
By way of
Video documentation.

by Sorita Heng, Age 16, Cambodia


Blue, Yellow, Teal
But “Be Yourself”

by Sarika Mhbubani, Age 15, Hong Kong


Like writing poetry? Enter our International Junior Authors Poetry Contest.


Laura Michelle Thomas

About Laura Michelle Thomas

Laura Michelle Thomas is a novelist, freelance writer, writing mentor, and the owner of Laura Thomas Communications. She is the creator and administrator of the Junior Authors Contests and Junior Authors Conferences. Laura is publisher and senior editor of jaBlog! and is dedicated to fostering the development of young writers worldwide.

5 comments on “10 x 10-word Poems from Around the World

  1. I really liked Solaine Zhao’s poem. I like the visionary and how it shows the fear miscarriage holds over women who have to suffer the heart ache of losing an unborn child.
    Good job, everyone!

  2. E

    Solaine, I really liked your poem. I thought it was very descriptive and inspirational. I really got an image in my head as to what the poem was about. Great job!!!

  3. Great job everyone!!

  4. Sadaf Tausif

    I love your poem, Hiya Chowdhry!

    • Hiya

      Thank you so much! I loved your poem too! It was really nice :)

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