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

The submissions deadline is Friday, February 17, 2023.

2022 Winner

Poem

Sticks

Weaving around

Through the air

Just like our lives

Constantly changing course

 

Leaves

Showing their health

In many shades of colors

But still

Helpless

To the power of the frigid wind

Just like ourselves

Better in the warmth of the sun

 

Birds roosting in the maze of moss covered branches

Nests made of layers of sticks and hay

Providing a promising shelter

Just like our houses

To protect ourselves

 

The roots down under

The life source of it all

Providing all the proper nutrients

To survive

Just like our food

To strengthen ourselves

Back to our best self

 

The towering tree

That seems to be lifeless sometimes

Is still a whole world inside

Hosting an entire variety of life

Just like ours

 

Still

Remember

That the tree is a world

Just like ours

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Evan Tan

Sidwell Friends School

Grade: 6

Hometown:

Washington, DC

Birthplace:

Washington, DC

Favorite Author or Book:

Stuart Gibbs

Dream for the Future:

I want the world to be a fair place in the upcoming future.

Inspirational Figure:

My parents