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“The need to read”
by John Hearn
When I lost my vision
I thought my life was at an end.
I had lost one of the senses
On which we all depend.
A friend told me of a service
Which may be of use to me.
People who were trained to help
Those who couldn’t see!
I met Karen and I fell in love
As my eyes were opened wide
To the MK Reader Service
And the help they could provide.
I could have someone who’d come shopping
And tell me colour, price and size.
They wouldn’t be there for themselves.
They were there to be my eyes!
I could have another person
Who would come and read to me
The post, a book, a magazine
Or just what was on TV.
I found it quite amazing
Could not believe my ears
None of these people got a penny
All done by volunteers!
Karen and the MK Reader Service
Are a real gift from above.
I may have lost my vision
But they will never lose my love.