ForWords Literacy Lab and Helms Middle School
This project is a collection of poetry written by Helms Middle School students in partnership with ForWords master teachers and the eighth grade English teacher. Students wrote original poems based on compelling photographs.
The poems were then compiled and published by ForWords Literacy Lab. Upon publication, students were invited to read their poems at a public celebration held at Barnes and Noble Booksellers.
Freedom is a hummingbird
dancing to the wind
with its wings flapping rapidly
Freedom is black eyes searching
chasing the sweet smell
of roses in the air.