‘No one sees me standing there’
by Sarah Telfer-Kingsnorth
“No one sees me standing there.
People pass without a care.
Even friends, I’m sure it’s you!
Pass me by, without a clue.
I stand alone, nobody says “hi”,
It’s hard when you can’t see to look people in the eye.
Somebody speak to me, acknowledge I’m there,
Somebody stop and show that you care.
I try to see if there’s someone I know,
But my vision is as clear as snow!
Others stand in groups and chat,
I want to be a part of that!
People think I’m slightly odd,
Stood all alone, on my todd!
Maybe people pass and smile or wave,
But i can’t assume, I’m not that brave.
There’s a visual world, all around,
My place in it, I’ve never found.
So if you see someone, who you know can’t see you,
Let me give you a little clue…
They want you to speak, to pass the time of day.
Just say “hello”, don’t walk away.”
Kindly reproduced from the Action for Blind People Facebook page
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