Poetry Festival will be held:

Saturday, April 27, 2024

2020 Winner

The Package That I Came In

Dear Melanin,

From the moment I was born

I always Knew I shined as bright as a star.

My hair sandy brown, golden as a crown

While my skin toffee, just as dark as coffee.

As my skin meets the sun, I remember how perfect of a hue you are.

My melanin is a flex, As it glows as I rest

My melanin is poppin’ along with my big hair floppin’

My eyes are glowing as I stare

To all my melanin girls out there,

I hope you can see the beauty is

Your skin.


Lauren Destry

Annunciation Catholic School

Grade: 7


Upper Marlboro and I live in Beechtree


San Antonio, TX

Favorite Author or Book:

My favorite author is Paul (he made most of the New Testament)

Dream for the Future:

For people to turn to God

Inspirational Figure: