I cannot see you mummy, when you cuddle me so near, and yet i know you love me, it’s in the words i hear.
I cannot see you daddy, when you hold me to your side, But still i know you love me when you tell me so with pride.
I cannot see to run and play out in the sun so bright, for here inside my tiny head it’s always dark as night.
I cannot see the treats you give when I’m extra good, but i can wag my tail in Thanks just like a good dog should.
I cannot see “The dog’s no good, he can’t be trained, he will never learn or she must be put to sleep” is what some folk do say.
But not you mummy, you knew that it’s alright. Because i love you just as much as any dog with sight.
You took me in, you give me love and we will never part.
Because I’m blind with just my eyes, I still can see with my heart..

poem by Tracey Hayward