General Poetry posted May 15, 2019

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a nearly blind artist who volunteered at our school

In Memory of Mrs. Albert

by A. Willow Bends

she was an artist
she gave and volunteered
ignored her fear of rare blindness
we focused on her kindness
she could see small fragmented pieces
while turning her head an odd way
created masterpieces
that hang in the schoolhouse today
not quite sure how she did it
left many in wonder-amazed
but she shared her gift with small children
from a vision fragmented and glazed
a gift, not just the art
but the heart that she freely spread 'round
let little ones know
there aren't limits
creativity has no real boundaries
disability means abled different
this, the message she meant
what a gift she was and left to us - our thanks "Heaven-sent"

Being Blind writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Write a POEM in 20 lines or less, featuring a person who is BLIND. Can be any situation (blind drunk doesn't count, ha ha). There can be other people in the poem also.

No one ever forgets someone like this. She continued to paint even when she could only see small pieces. THAT is diligence and perseverance at its highest, in my personal opinion. I regret that I did not put her art on here, but time did not allow for it. I appreciate the photograph provided by Neilnap773. I am sure Mrs. Albert had an artist box such as this.
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