Poetry Festival will be held:

Saturday, April 27, 2024

2017 Winner


You may burn us

You may whip us

You may unleash the hounds on us

Our flesh is forfeit

But you may not extinguish our spirit

For it is invincible

We are like an army, endless columns of battle hardened soldiers

We raise our fists for the lord and for freedom

Our bodies are naked against the assault, for we have no armor

We have no guns, no knives, and no bombs, we never lay a finger on the enemy

We have our words

And they are the most powerful thing on earth.


Antonio Smith-Pinelo

Parkmont School

Grade: 8