Poetry Festival will be held:

Saturday, April 27, 2024

2022 Winner


Who am I?

I could say I am a million different things

But how would you know I’m not.


How do you come to the conclusion of what’s real and what’s not?

Do you dedicate a study to the theory that my life is a lie?

In fear that one day I may die.

With none of your questions answered?

That my name may be slandered


How do you know I am not a pit of destruction?

That my reconstruction was nothing but a mere lie?

Yet I cry.


Because I don’t know who I am

I could be the epitome of happiness

But I don’t feel like I am

I feel jammed

Into an uncontrollable void that I’d like to avoid

I’m annoyed, destroyed, and not overjoyed.


I’m stuck

In a cycle of doubt

Wanting to shout but I’m left with a pout

Like some trout in a drought

Without a map in this route


Ana Argueta

E.L. Haynes PCS

Grade: 12


Washington, DC


Washington, DC

Favorite Author or Book:

My favorite poet/author is Rupi Kaur and my favorite book is The Great Gatsby

Dream for the Future:

My dream for my future life is to be able to practice law in order to help people.

Inspirational Figure:

An adult that inspires me the most is my mother. She inspires me to follow my happiness.