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Blackout Poetry Contest

Create a “blackout” poem by crossing out words on a book page and leaving behind only the ones that make up your poem. Photocopied book pages are available at the Information Desk, or you may use one of your own (make a photocopy – don’t tear it out!). Submit your poem using the entry form below (or pick up an entry form at the Information Desk) by April 30, 2019. If using the form below, … Read more

Dreams – by Shreya S.

Can you hear the calling? Urging you to pursue your dreams? Can’t you tell that it is tempting? To believe that everything is not what it seems? Why won’t you go to the voices? And hear what they have to say? They could change your life, In an unexpected way. It could lead you far away, To a land never known. Here you can make the future, And the journey your own. Go, and bring … Read more

Fear – by Sumbul S.

Fear by Sumbul S. My name is Fear.  I am hidden like the moon on a frigid, eerie night. The deepest darkest secret inside. I bring torture upon those who turn from me. I am comprised of many unique faces and personalities. Some ugly, black and red; others bright, sunny yellows and grassy greens. I approach when least anticipated; plodding, voiceless, ever-so-carefully like a predator and its prey. Always chasing you; there is no escaping. … Read more

Gone – by Sumbul S.

Gone by Sumbul S. I didn’t realize how much I care for you until you left.  I deeply miss you.  I took you for granted,  Thinking you’d stay.  We’ll meet once more someday.Happiness, like a mirror, staring back at you.  It never lasts long.It was a peaceful darkness.  Sitting there with my family, on the welcoming couch,  Having an excellent time. A faultless summer evening.  It was the phone.  Its angry roar broke the delicate … Read more

Death of a Flower – by Jessica C.

Death of a Flower by Jessica C. Flower’s dust bears leaves of gray As snow begins to fall A solemn affair his death doth be Though no one hears his call He cries for the sun whose light has waned To a scant imitation of a ray When bright and warm it shall be again Oh, how he longs for this day For a day so distant, it is hard to hope When winter’s not … Read more