Blackout Poetry Contest 2021-22

Thank you to the 74 students who entered this year's contest! The competition was fierce. Here are the top 10 winners. Congratulations!
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Ashley Toussounian
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Sarah Trautner
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Alena Tomracheva
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(Medium: oil pastels, marker, gel pen)

Lost, but fate saw fit to make
my life new. To realise I've
never been part of what was 
or what will be.
(Medium: marker and colored pencil)

The garden gave her
shade and quiet
with long trees and 
moss.
I was frantic
I searched everywhere for you
But I couldn't find you
I thought you might have come     
     back to the house
But you weren't there
You came back in a pitable condition
Delirious
Incoherent
We knew what had happened
I cried out
You must not worry
Face the truth
Grow away from it
I will tell you bluntly what happened
     on the night of the seventh moon.
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Louis Elias
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Alena Tomracheva
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Annette Amescua
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(Medium: acrylic paint & color pencil)

I alone walked off
to the dream.
The despair and disappointment
Crashing down on me.
(Medium: colored pencils & alcohol-based markers)

One morning
Death beckoned
I have an appointment
this afternoon.
(Medium: paint)

The ones who remembered us,
Were dead
All was past
Poverty.
Jailed.
Killed.
Human.
Hiding.
Erase history . . . 
Forget.
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Victoria Bory
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Julieta Ramos
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(Medium: markers)

I feel incomplete
and 
I regret that I
kept you around.
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(Medium: alcohol-based markers)

It is a 
Beautiful 
World.
(Medium: colored pencil)

Her head sank from surrender
Violent reality forced, numb.
The pale and dark ritual
Now some state of emancipation,
The demonstration of her
self-intoxication.
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(Medium: tempera paint)

For the first time she wanted to stay
      awake.
She eased out of her bedroom door,
      closing it quietly behind.
She dreamed of white,
So much white, unending, going on and
      on, forever.