2nd Annual Poetry Slam - Montgomery Blair High School

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2nd Annual Poetry Slam
Emcee Fran Djoukeng
Fran kept things
moving along,
even calling
State Senator
Jamie Raskin
to the stage to
recite an
impromtu
poem.
Jessica Diaz-Hurtado
Ist place
“…She said, ‘If he was
two shades lighter,
mama, I wouldn’t
mind.’ But could she
really count the times
he told me the color
of my eyes?...”
Click here to
see Jessica's
winning
performance
Jacob Weisman
2nd place
“I’m a fire-breathing
dragon that expels so
much heat that I’m
clearly exothermic.
And you take it all in
and shiver therefore
you’re
endosquirmic…”
Click here to see Jacob perform his
poems
Rex Jarrett
3rd Place
“Forcefully forged from
Hell’s hottest flames
The most corrupt of
The earth’s metals
course through
My veins…”
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poem
Carol Peck
Poetry Workshop leader
Ben Simon
“I’m confused. Are you
just amused, or do
you adore it?
You seem like you’re all
for it
Then when the time
comes to hit the gas,
you don’t floor it, just
ignore it…”
Terence McPherson
“…You see he may be
6’3 and tall as a tree
But can barely read
and has nothing to
eat. Don’t call him
dumb, cuz when he’s
beating on a drum It’s
not just for fun, it
makes his heart
turn…”
Hobie Richards
“Ever since I can
remember my life ain’t
been right. Always
looking for a fight…”
Sara Cohen
“He has these
shoes
Fly and white and the
essence of cool
And every time I see them
I feel like I need
A pack of Crayola
Crayons…”
Ngaheteh Ngombi
“Words that deeper my
warrior grave
Where have they gone
my stroke sound
Dash that unlinks my
revel blood
The marks of thou
revoke shell…”
Lisa Whittington
“…
They stroked their beards,
Procuring pills and bottles,
A fluorescent rainbow of quick
fixes
She insisted I meditate,
Silently suffocating
In the stuffy stillness of my
room…”
Gordon Moore
“…Blue caffeine racing
down
My red and bleeding
throat
My veins green with
envy
At all the life I’m
throwing away…”
John Conroy
Gabe Barouh
Bridget Egan

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