By Josie Whitehead
We should thank God each day for the good gift of sight:
For the eyes that distinguish the day from the night.
For the greenness of grass and the blueness of skies –
These colours are brought to us by our two useful eyes.
The colours of spring, with pink blossom on trees;
The bright summer colours and the birds and the bees;
The reds, golds and blues of our beautiful flowers
Are brought to our senses by these eyes of ours.
The colours of autumn? Oh don’t forget these:
The reds and the golds of the leaves on the trees;
The whiteness of winter, the snowflakes that fall –
Without our good vision, we’d see nothing at all.
Our eyes send out messages to others around
And eye-speak is quick, without any sound.
We can tell by the eyes others’ anger or joy –
And know very well when we’re good or annoy.
There are wonderful people who care for our eyes:
They’re there to assist us; they’re there to advise.
They’ve studied for years and know what to do
For their skills were developed for me and for you.
Without sight we’d all live in a world dark and grey,
Quite bereft of the colours that brighten our day.
Thanking God for our vision must surely be right
For we’d feel quite deprived in a world without sight.
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