I homeschool Princess,
our 16 yr. old daughter.
One of today's assignments
was to write a poem
about the life of
(Yes. I knew this would be difficult.)
Imagine my surprise when
in no time at all
she turned in
the following poem . . .
Helen Keller was born just fine,
Until sickness came and made her blind.
Then more news to make you shed a tear,
The Keller’s baby girl could not hear.
She struggled to learn day and night,
Until Annie came to lead her right.
She was a misfit, and often disobeyed,
But Annie’s discipline came and stayed.
She was educated and became very smart,
And earned her degree as a bachelor in art.
She was disabled, yet she never slowed down,
She could feel your expression, smile or frown.
She learn to do, the same as you and I,
And never complained about her “unworking” eyes.
She fought for politics, and women’s rights,
Never letting a setback control her life.
She died alone in her dark, quiet world,
The story of a deaf, blind girl.