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To thine own self be true...

Daisy’s Poem, Highly Commended, Key Stage One Schools

Highly Commended in the Key Stage Two school entry


Who created it?

Daisy, age 10



“I am Daisy and I am ten years-old. I love art, especially drawing. I love scenery and bright colours.”


My creative response

Shall I Compare Me to a Perfect Brush?

Shall I compare me to a perfect brush?

No, no I am more unique with all art

And the modelling clay really does mush

Rough pencils rip the papers apart

Sometimes too bright, the egotistic paints shine

And often the pallets are paint covered

Some of the pencils are a bit too fine

And the failings of paints are discovered

But my eternal paints shall never die

Nor lose the bright shine of all neon light

Nor shall I lose possession, no not I

Now watch and look while I stand and ignite

So long as I can paint and be crazy

So long as I can draw I am Daisy

About my creative response

“To be true to myself I have to draw and be creative. I based the poem on things that make me love art.”


When have you been ‘true to yourself’?

“Writing this poem was a time I could be true to myself – as I don’t like to boast or brag.” 


What is your favourite Shakespeare quote?

“My favourite quote from Romeo and Juliet is when Juliet says, ‘Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?’.”