Hunter Stewart

Gonzaga College HS

Grade:

12

Hometown:

Alexandria, VA

Birthplace:

Alexandria, VA

Favorite Author or Book:

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

Dream for the Future:

Become an architect

Inspirational Figure:

Eloise Greenfield

I Hate Fireworks

When I was

-a boy.

 

I saw black

-stars.

 

Turn dark.

 

Cold blues

-fell on

 

broken feet.

 

See when I

was- a boy.

 

I stood tall on

my stoop.

 

See my wicked

jump shot

is when

pen meets

paper.

 

But like most

black boys’

Dreams.

 

Mine started

running

jumping

 

---

 

Silence

 

See if --

you look

Like me.

 

---

 

Color is

-- your

Name.

 

I swear

-- that’s

Exactly

-- what

happens.