Poems from the Project HOME Poetry July 2022 Class

Gregory Grutman
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A selection of recorded poems and text from the Project HOME July 2022 class for adults at the Honickman Learning Center Comcast Technology Labs.

 Our next Project HOME Poetry class for adults starts Monday, December 12, at 11:00 am. The class is Monday through Friday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm for three weeks. Click here for more information and to register.

Below are some selections from our July 2022 class.


"Mindfulness" by Africa Johnson

Like you I am human
My thoughts are not who I am
Just a mere reflection of my past life
My mental illness is not who I am
I am strong minded
I am kind
Just like that it's all in my mind


Listen to "Mindfulness" by Africa Johnson

"Mindfullness" was written for a class activity asking learners to respond to "Like You" by Roque Dalton.

"America" by Sherma Clarke

From afar I really enjoyed your splendor
You owd & awed me
I had a dream of stepping high
When my foot went down down I went spiraling into nothingness 
Death how far away are you
Time can you hold on for a second 
How does someone rest their mind
From down herein ain't that bad
Jesus saves
America do you have a hand to stretch out
To my children that has trodden upon


"America"  was written for a class activity asking learners to respond to "I, Too" by Langston Hughes and "America" by Allen Ginsberg.


Listen to an untitled poem by Janae Martin


Listen to "The Cockroaches" by Lisa McMillan

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