How can people use their voices to bring about positive change in our world?

Our class investigated protest poetry – why people write it, its different forms and the language features poets use to shape meaning.

Students then selected an issue they felt passionate about, and wrote poems voicing their concerns about the issue.

Have a look at their poems by clicking on a title below. These poems form the collection ‘Poems for the Silenced’. They’d love a comment or two about their poems if you feel moved by them :)

Poem for the Silenced

Is It Because

Why is it that

Lifeless Forest

The Voice of Conscience




The Machines

Twice Life Repeats

We Are All Equal


Promise and Belief

Forbidden Borders

The Evolution of Protest

The Whale

We All Walk Past

Protest Poem

Asylum Seekers

Infamous and Irreversible

  1. #1 by Sue Russell on May 7, 2011 - 10:14 am

    I teach 9th grade in Woodinville, Washington, about 25 miles northeast of Seattle. I am amazed at the poignancy and insight your poems convey – well done! Thank you for your heartfelt words.

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