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

Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

2021 Winner

Six Haikus for George Floyd

The knee on his neck

His repeated cries for help

His life extinguished.

 

Ruled a homicide

He just needed oxygen

He didn’t get any.

 

Police say the cause

Of death was suffocation

And possibly drugs.

 

The brutality

By police is what killed him

That was the true cause.

 

George Floyd, a rapper

As well as security

He was a student.

 

He was a big guy

“He was a gentle giant,”

Said his family.

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Mateo Ago

Mateo Ago

Parkmont School

Grade: 9

Hometown:

Silver Spring, MD

Birthplace:

Guatemala

Favorite Author or Book:

Jeff Kinney

Dream for the Future:

Better

Inspirational Figure:

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