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My Bibbles @BalliDail

Topic - The passing of a loved one

A force to be reckoned with A voice that was always heard An ego strong but sensitive A heart with endless love Bibbles why have you always looked old? She would laugh and say because my youth passed me by I would softly shift the wrinkly skin on her hand from side to side She would laugh and say just bones now I would put my hand out she always took it into hers I loved you to your bones Her life story gave a captive audience A class of her grandchildren at her feet Attentive, eager to know how she came to be Her achievements, her tribulations, her immigration, her family, her life Bibbles what did you want to be when you were younger? She would laugh and say in those days girls didn’t dream I was married at a young age and bore children My dream was to come to the UK My dream was that my family could dream Held my hand when I was born Held my hand when I learnt to walk Held my daughter’s hand when I became a mother Held my hand at every moment it was there Held my hand for the final time to say goodbye Bibbles do you know who it is? She would laugh and say I am blind not deaf She lived her life in darkness and always managed to be our light She lived her life concealing her blindness from us She was a proud woman not to be defeated by any disability Without you we wouldn’t know what strength is Without you we wouldn’t know what love is Without you we would ‘t know what sacrifice is Without you we wouldn’t know what family is Our childhood Our memories Our life events Our legacy Our bibbles

Poet's biography

Name: Balli Dail

Place of residence: West Midlands, England

Your favourite quote:

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel". Maya Angelou

Your one wish for the world: That we always strive to improve : as individuals, communities, nations and as a world.

Where can we find out more about you (Website link): http://linkedin.com/in/balli-dail

A small bio about you:

An improving human myself I try to practise what I preach and lead by example. An educator for 20 years in various roles and underlining it all a devotion and commitment to teaching and learning and wanted the best for my students and staff. Impressed with the science behind learning and the shifting focus to wellbeing and developing teacher and students skills sets. Am a massive Edtech geek and the pandemic prompted me to change strategies and mindset in this regard. As teachers we should always engage in lifelong learning it makes us more empathetic educators.

My heart belongs to my two beautiful children who are without doubt the reason I aspire to be better. I want them to know hard work is an ethos and nothing is handed to you in life- you make opportunities and you count your blessings everyday.

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