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

2021 Winner


I come from goodbye

From adoption papers

And hospital bracelets


I come from love

From pink baby clothing

And a little pink tent


I come from happiness

From paint splattered clothing

And torn up jeans


I come from summer

From dolphins and stopwatches

And ribbons and heat


I come from life-long friends

From having sleepovers that last three days

And spending every minute of every day together


I come from goodbye

From I’ve loved you for forever

And goodbye, ’til I don’t know when

Ruthie Rhodes

Ruthie Rhodes

The Field School

Grade: 12


Washington, DC


Tyler, Texas

Favorite Author or Book:

Favorite book: Don’t Look Back by Jennifer Armentrout.  Favorite Poem: “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

Dream for the Future:

The dream I have for my future life is to help as many people as I can as often as I can.

Inspirational Figure:

Taylor Swift