40th Annual Parkmont Poetry Festival: Saturday, April 30, 2022.

2021 Winner


These wings

My wings

My freedom


I was given these wings to fly

And by chance I could be free


Nevertheless if I fly too high

I could die

And find new freedom from this world


Feather after feather

Wax turned fierce and trickled


To fall after soaring,

The inescapable fate


If only I used my wings

My freedom, to its true potential


I would be able to fly again

No longer terrestrial

Jade Ferguson

Jade Ferguson

Benjamin Banneker Academic High School

Grade: 12


District Heights


Washington, DC

Favorite Author or Book:

John Green, Emily Dickinson, and Yo! Yes?

Dream for the Future:

I want to travel and experience different cultures.

Inspirational Figure:

My grandmother