One of a Special Kind – A Poem about Girl Gone Blind

I was so incredibly flattered when RNIB Connect Radio’s favorite poet in residence, Linda Raskin, gave me a shout out on air. She wrote this sassy little poem about GGB, and  I just could not keep it to myself! It’s brilliant! 

ONE OF A SPECIAL KIND by Linda Raskin 

I listened to Maria, you know, at Girl Gone Blind. She’s sassy, feisty, funny…one of a special kind.

She tells you just the way it is, and gives you lists to keep you right. She shares the mad things that have happened, since she lost her sight.

Maria, nearly put her chewing gum in an old man’s head of hair. She mistook it for a waste bin, such panache, such style, such flair.

She’s even eaten dog food, which apparently is vile. But now her hair is cruft like glossy, on that there’s no denial.

And if you want to say you’re blind, then say it, that’s your choice. But if not, put it how you please, Girl Gone Blind says use your voice.

I’d really love to meet her, she sounds my kind of gal. I wonder if she’d contemplate a not blind Scottish pal!

For your listening pleasure… You can hear Linda recite the poem by clicking the audio boom frame below. Her Scottish accent and charm just warms my heart! (Thank you Linda… my Scottish pal! xx )

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6 Comments on “One of a Special Kind – A Poem about Girl Gone Blind

  1. MARIA…ROCK STAR….ALWAYS GETTING COMPLIMENTARY MESSAGES…AND SHE DESERVES IT. WHO ELSE CAN TURN A DISABILITY SUDDENLY MID LIFE INTO A HUMORUOUS WARM AND REAL BLOG…ROCK STAR…LIKE I ALWAYS SAY

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  2. You rock, Maria. Thank you for being an inspiration and a role model. Looking forward to our next wine date on the Point!

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  3. WOW Maria…..every word she said is so very true….she gets you and I LOVE that.
    I hope you meet in person someday soon.
    I love you Maria and am so in awe of you

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