Slide Poet | Author | Keynote Speaker ALL THE TEARS THAT I HAVE SHED AND THESE SCARS UPON MY WRIST HAVE MADE ME WHO I AM TODAY PREPARED ME NOW FOR THIS I WOULDN’T BE SO STRONG IF I HAD NEVER FAILED BEFORE I’D STILL BE ISOLATED SCARED TO STEP OUTSIDE MY DOOR I’M NOT SAYING THAT I’M OVER THIS THOSE BAD EYE DAYS STILL COME FOR EVEN NOW WHILST READING THIS I’M BLINDED BY THE SUN I’M ANXIOUS AND MY CHEST IS TIGHT I FEEL LIKE GIVING IN BUT DEEP INSIDE MY HEART I KNOW I’LL NEVER LET THIS WIN I PROMISED JUST SIX YEARS AGO WHEN BLINDNESS CERTIFIED THROUGH POETRY I’D SHARE MY TALE TO OTHERS FAR AND WIDE SO NO ONE EVER NEED TO FEEL ALONE WITH LOSING SIGHT EXPLAIN THEIR THOUGHTS TO LOVED ONES THROUGH THESE VERSES THAT I WRITE BUT NEVER DID I IMAGINE THAT MY WORDS COULD DO SO MUCH THEY’VE HEALED THE HEARTS OF STRANGERS OPENED DOORS WITH SLIGHTEST TOUCH I’LL BE A FRIEND MY PRIDE WILL MEND MY PURPOSE CLEAR TO SEE THREE BOOKS WILL BE MY LEGACY MY STAND BY ME RP I KNOW THAT SOON THESE FACES THAT I LOOK UPON TODAY WILL DISAPPEAR BUT I WON’T FEAR THESE MEMORIES WILL STAY MY WIFE MY SONS MY DAUGHTER IN HERE WILL NEVER AGE MY LOVE FOR THEM IS PRINTED IN EACH POEM VERSE AND PAGE WHEN LAST HAS GONE I’LL CARRY ON TO MAKE MY FAMILY PROUD TO BE A VOICE FOR OTHERS TO HELP THEM LIFT THIS HAZY SHROUD INSPIRE THEM TO GRAB A CANE AND STEP OUTSIDE THEIR HOME FOUR WORDS EACH POEMS MESSAGE SAYING YOU ARE NOT ALONE ALL THE TEARS THAT I HAVE SHED AND THESE SCARS UPON MY WRIST HAVE MADE ME WHO I AM TODAY PREPARED ME NOW FOR THIS I WOULDN’T BE SO STRONG IF I HAD NEVER FAILED BEFORE I’D STILL BE ISOLATED SCARED TO STEP OUTSIDE MY DOOR I’M NOT SAYING THAT I’M OVER THIS THOSE BAD EYE DAYS STILL COME FOR EVEN NOW WHILST READING THIS I’M BLINDED BY THE SUN I’M ANXIOUS AND MY CHEST IS TIGHT I FEEL LIKE GIVING IN BUT DEEP INSIDE MY HEART I KNOW I’LL NEVER LET THIS WIN I PROMISED JUST SIX YEARS AGO WHEN BLINDNESS CERTIFIED THROUGH POETRY I’D SHARE MY TALE TO OTHERS FAR AND WIDE SO NO ONE EVER NEED TO FEEL ALONE WITH LOSING SIGHT EXPLAIN THEIR THOUGHTS TO LOVED ONES THROUGH THESE VERSES THAT I WRITE BUT NEVER DID I IMAGINE THAT MY WORDS COULD DO SO MUCH THEY’VE HEALED THE HEARTS OF STRANGERS OPENED DOORS WITH SLIGHTEST TOUCH I’LL BE A FRIEND MY PRIDE WILL MEND MY PURPOSE CLEAR TO SEE THREE BOOKS WILL BE MY LEGACY MY STAND BY ME RP I KNOW THAT SOON THESE FACES THAT I LOOK UPON TODAY WILL DISAPPEAR BUT I WON’T FEAR THESE MEMORIES WILL STAY MY WIFE MY SONS MY DAUGHTER IN HERE WILL NEVER AGE MY LOVE FOR THEM IS PRINTED IN EACH POEM VERSE AND PAGE WHEN LAST HAS GONE I’LL CARRY ON TO MAKE MY FAMILY PROUD TO BE A VOICE FOR OTHERS TO HELP THEM LIFT THIS HAZY SHROUD INSPIRE THEM TO GRAB A CANE AND STEP OUTSIDE THEIR HOME FOUR WORDS EACH POEMS MESSAGE SAYING YOU ARE NOT ALONE

"I wouldn't be so strong if
I had never failed before"

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Austin's Amazing Adventures

Written by: Dave Steele
Illustrated by: Sue Green
Austin’s Amazing Adventures is the first book in a new series of short poetic stories from award winning author and advocate for the visually impaired community The Blind Poet Dave Steele.

Austin’s Amazing Adventures seeks to give children living with blindness and low vision a character they can relate to whilst helping to break down the many social barriers and misconceptions that many people with disabilities face.

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We are Austin’s Amazing Ambassadors! We share one goal. Raising awareness for sight loss around the globe. It’s time to create new opportunities, educate, and start the conversation. Join us on our mission!
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Join Dave Steele and Bari Azman as they go live every Wednesday at 4pm Eastern, 9PM GMT. tea & poetry is a fun interactive forum that attracts an international audience with live poetry, special guests, and all things related to sight loss.
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