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

2021 Winner



Built on a foundation that was stolen and returned

Confused on where to go, the family mourned

Crane; Towering over the plot of land

Crying, as they see their home gone

From small apartment to empty lawn

Frame, A picture frame found on the ground

Conflicted as we look over the Long Island Sound

Car, A car rolls up all black waiting

The man walks out with the plans waiting

The city looks towards the north to see what he’s creating

6 months

9 months

12 months

A year has passed

An area brand new

New homes and people

But at what cost

But the cost of the normalcy of the oppressed

Created to give up their life, for the improvement of the rest.

The man wakes up from his dream

The man starts the day

Holding onto the plans he knows will hurt

Holding onto the plans that will improve his worth

But at what cost.


Keaton Anderson

Keaton Anderson

The Field School

Grade: 11