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A poem by Dave Steele The Blind Poet

You’re not the only one who’s felt embarrassed to be seen
outside walking with me
this for Many’s always been
a part of the whole whole process as together we will train
but in time you will realise
you’ll soon be proud again
I’m made to give you back the things that you may feel you’ve lost
like pride and independence all the things that blindness cost
I’m not a sign of weakness
I’m a reason to be proud
alleviate anxiety w hen you are in a crowd
Sometimes I’m left behind
or folded up inside your hand
But I’ll be ready for you
I won’t judge I understand
I know these feelings natural
It’s the way that people stare
when you can still see somethings
but for blindness you prepare
You don’t need to see nothing to be able to use me
that’s not the way that blindness works it fades so differently
I’m here to be a symbol and signal that you’re strong
a reason not to isolate
a reason to belong
So when you’re feeling ready I’ll be with you day or night
unfold me hold me confident and swipe me left to right
Eventually you’ll come to terms our partnership remain
It’s me and you forever
I am your mobility cane