The 41st Annual Parkmont Poetry Festival will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023.

The submissions deadline is Friday, February 17, 2023.

2022 Winner

Sleepaway Camp

As I open my eyes and catch sight of the old wooden ceiling

I stumble from the bunk bed with eyes barely wide

As I stand in the shower swaying, fighting the urge to fall back asleep

Beside me, I hear the golden voice of a friend

 

As I sit on the cabin’s front deck

My cabin mates and I waiting for the shiny ring of the breakfast bell

As it dings once, we pick up our feet

Our legs accelerate as we are determined to be first in line

 

As I sit in the main lodge

Surrounded with people my lungs breathe for

The fresh eggs and sizzling bacon hit my tongue and my taste buds thank me

“I wish to never leave,” the voice inside speaks

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Arielle Putterman

Parkmont School

Grade: 11

Hometown:

Takoma Park

Birthplace:

Washington, DC

Favorite Author or Book:

J.K. Rowling

Dream for the Future:

Fashion artist

Inspirational Figure:

My mom