Together, Ben and his dad David have created this must-listen audio piece for Blindness Awareness Month and World Sight Day.

Listen to ‘The Cane Walk’ and take a moment to consider how tricky it can be to navigate when you’re blind. David wrote the poem while Ben memorised, performed and recorded it, adding lots of sound effects to bring the poem to life! It’s a wonderfully light-hearted take on some of the obstacles faced during day-to-day journeys for cane users.





  1. Shelagh O'Connor October 12, 2023 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Ben and davidxx

  2. Nicole October 12, 2023 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Absolutely amazing performance Ben! Well done!

  3. Ivana Sandoval October 12, 2023 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    Beautifully written and presented poem, by united talent of a father and a son.

  4. Mary October 12, 2023 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    Just brilliant!
    Thank you for sharing this amazingly wry and funny soundscape.

  5. Vito ward October 12, 2023 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    Excellent talk/poetry although I found the music too loud I couldn’t always hear the words

  6. The Hevers October 12, 2023 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Amazing poem from David and so beautifully performed by Ben.
    Thank you for sharing this and inspiring so many of us.

  7. Jo Kinsey October 13, 2023 at 8:08 am - Reply

    That was wonderful Ben! Such dramatic delivery! I especially enjoyed the funny parts! Thank you for sharing what it’s like for you when you go for a walk with your cane. It’s so important for everyone to know how much of a difference it could make if people were more careful about where they left their bin bags, kept their ‘homicidal’ hedges trimmed and picked up their dog poo! I hope you make more amazing poems like this with your dad. 5 stars from me! *****

  8. Naomi October 13, 2023 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Love it Ben! Thank you for sharing 🎈

  9. F October 14, 2023 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    This is amazing Ben. What a lovely poem and well read! Truly enjoyed it!
    Good job!!

  10. Neil Spencer October 14, 2023 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    You think it is to be a Regal procession along a wide, flat aisle. On the contrary Ben takes us, assisted by his cane, along an assault course of a public pavement. It does remind us of how much responsibility we should take in keeping pavements clear on all sides. Well done Ben (and David).

  11. Verity October 16, 2023 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Ben is such a talented, creative person. I really enjoyed listening to ‘The Cane Walk’, it is brilliant. Well done Ben and David!

  12. Sara October 17, 2023 at 11:53 am - Reply

    I thought this was amazing and makes me realise I take so much for granted when taking my own dogs out for walks. I shall consider my path more thoughtfully with you in mind.

  13. Annette Quinn October 23, 2023 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Wow – great poem and great delivery. It certainly gave me insight and imagery of all that is entailed in an everyday walk for those who live without sight. I won’t take my sight or mere walking for granted – I will think more about the pathways I travel on and where I can move those obstacles for others.
    Brilliant Ben and David – I hope the poem finds its legs and is heard by many.

  14. Gillian Carrucan October 26, 2023 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Well worth a listen.
    Amusing poetic narrative.

  15. Sarah October 31, 2023 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    This is brilliant! Well done to both of you? Ben- love the sound effects!

  16. Patricia english November 19, 2023 at 10:09 am - Reply

    So entertaining. What a guy!!!

  17. Winnie Williams November 28, 2023 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Amazing!!!! This is great !! Loved it!! Loved it!! So much Well done Ben🎉🎉!

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