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

The submissions deadline is Friday, February 17, 2023.

2022 Winner

(this is a King)

I was born in DC, where gods are born.

I made this earth

I’m the flame that will control everything

and if that flame goes out, everybody will have nothing.

 

I have a legendary fragrance that can’t be compared

I have the warmth of a mother that can calm a newborn baby.

 

I am the violin that even Adam can’t touch,

the violin that is unseen to even God;

The sound of laughter that comes from me

is the sound of lyrics and a tender transparent voice.

 

I have been fed by a golden spoon, a diamond spoon,

but none of them fit me

I want the most valuable spoon to swallow my hunger.

 

I’m so smart that even the cryptic is understandable to me.

I have the birthmark of the mystical beast.

 

I am the king

Even if I had a king

I would not bow; I would not fall

 

all hail King Trus’

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Trus’ Stevens

Charles Hart Middle School

Grade: 7

Hometown:

Shipley Park

Birthplace:

Washington, DC

Favorite Author or Book:

Patrick Washington

Dream for the Future:

To be an interior designer

Inspirational Figure:

Bunny Stevenson