Eighth Grade Poet

Eighth grader Logan Hayward exemplifies the many outstanding writers at St. Mary School. Her poem “Please Don’t Judge Me,” which was written in seventh grade, was recently published in Discovered 2013 Poetry Collection. This anthology is a collection of juried poems selected for publication by The American Library of Poetry. Logan’s poem was chosen from thousands of student submissions from across the country. Therefore, her achievement is one in which she truly can take pride.

Please Don’t Judge Me

Please don’t judge me
Because I don’t look like you
Please don’t judge me
Because I don’t dress like you
Please don’t judge me
Because I don’t learn like you
I want to look like a princess
I want to act like an actress
I want to learn like a scholar
But that is not me
I am the person
God wants me to be
Like me for my heart
Like me for my helpfulness
Like me for my kindness
But most importantly
I want you to see
I am so blessed
That God created me
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