The below words were written by my 17 yr old daughter, Ani, for a class project. Ani is a junior at Grand Blanc HS in Grand Blanc, Michigan. She has a heart for serving others and has participated in various local missions opportunities. She has built a church in the tribal village of Muxeye, South Africa, and will be traveling to Belize this summer to provide for the less fortunate. I love her heart…read her words:
Judgmental eyes follow my every action.
I’m filled with loneliness, yet,
surrounded by many stares.
I can not reach other’s satisfaction;
There are few filled with compassion.
Wishing for a pillow other than the broken road,
I dream people would see me as one other than a poor Pariah.
I live in a world set on an unknown mode.
Children’s pointing fingers ask,
“Why is that man shoeless and dirty?”
I push away the unwanted judgement,
For they do not have the right to judge my life.
I seek for a splinter of hope,
as I look up to see the eyes of God shine through a young child say,