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�Life isn�t about finding yourself, it�s about creating yourself�

Published Friday 16th of December 2011 11:11:19 AM

Fourteen year old Jordan Maxwell-Ridgway, an Upper Fourth pupil at St Benedict�s School, Ealing, has written a moving poem called �Finding Me� which has been selected for publication at the end of the year. �Finding Me� was Jordan�s submission for the Poetry Rivals 2011 competition which attracted over 8,000 entries.

Jordan�s poem touches on emotions we can all relate to in one way or another. It�s sad and humorous at times. There is a warm and genuinely heartfelt undertone to the poem, as you get drawn into the trials and tribulations of a young child trying to find her place in this world, asking questions they are not quite ready to comprehend. However, sometimes finding answers requires taking a break to realise what is actually in front of us, and a simple smile is all that is needed to find our place.

Jordan, delighted with the news, said �I was really surprised to have been selected. I love writing creative stories and poems and could not have done this without all the support and encouragement from my family.�

Jordan�s poem will be published in �Poetry Rivals Collection 2011 � Little Stars, Big Dreams�, which is scheduled for publication on 31 December 2011.
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