Poetry Festival will be held:

Saturday, April 27, 2024

2020 Winner

Where Are You From?

Where are you from

I am from the the times she didn’t have it

From the missing handles on the car door

The years we live with my aunt

The beatings that left me in tears

I am from the sad walk from Holy Cross


Where are you from

I am from the laughter with them

From the countless movie nights

From the times I slept with her

The moments where I was mad at her

I am from the love she gave me


Where are you from

I am from all the call homes

From the years below grade level

From the books I wished I read

I am from the teachers who cared


Where are you from

I am from the fields of Marlow Heights

The slippery courts of Seat Pleasant

The cold days of Fort Washington

I am from the 15 years of life


Damill Bostic

Washington Jesuit Academy

Grade: 8


Hyattsville, MD


Washington, DC

Favorite Author or Book:

My two favorite authors are Gary Paulsen and Jake London. My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird.

Dream for the Future:

My dream for my future life is to be able to provide for my family. I want to be able to tell my mom that she doesn’t have to work anymore.

Inspirational Figure:

The adult that inspires me the most is my mother. My mother is the most hard-working person I know.