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

Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

2021 Winner

Icarus

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

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Jade Ferguson

Jade Ferguson

Benjamin Banneker Academic High School

Grade: 12

Hometown:

District Heights

Birthplace:

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