Dave Steele on What’s Your Excuse w/ Max Ivey!

February 23, 2017

His lyrics can make you cry, take you by surprise, and at the same time, make you dry your eyes with the same rhyme...

I'll let him introduce himself. 

Hi my name is Dave Steele I am severely sight impaired (legally blind) due to RP. I have lost the majority of my vision in the last year and my way of fighting back is to write poems and music to raise awareness to the fears and misconceptions of losing vision. I find music and poems an easy way to get through to people. Please search for my page StandByMeRP 

https://www.facebook.com/StandByMeRP and here's one I wrote recently

Being blind can be so scary,
living days with eyes wide shut.
So we must change minds,
seek out to find,
the one ones who've given up.
There are those of us who live in fear as to what the future holds,
who spend their days lock themselves away
and it's time their stories told.
Depression can be a symptom
as we grieve for vision gone,
need love of friends and family
but some of us have none.
It's those we must stand up for
to the world we'll shout out loud,
let's fight for each others confidence
we are blind and we are proud.
So if your eyes are fading don't let your spirit slip,
just remember you're amazing
let my words repair the rip.

By Dave Steele