Abigale The Poem

Abigail by Jazmin Ruiz

Poem & Image described in blog post
Jazmin Ruiz | A Poet’s Lines

This poem by a good friend of mine, and another “Woman on the Move,” Jazmin Ruiz of the blog A Poet’s Lines really touched my heart because she very eloquently captures what Abigail represents.

Image: poem is in white text against a transparent black column overlaid on a background of fashionable women silhouettes walking in one direction and Abigail facing the women walking in the opposite direction.


As she steps forth to face the crowds
Some will stare, some will pass.
Captures attention as she goes
What do they really know?

She walks on by, her head held high
Opinions form in minds.
Some only see the stick she holds
What do they really know?

With cane in hand she proves she’s strong.
Breaking through opinions
She’s changing minds, she’s changing views
Shows them what they should know.

Strength and beauty is what she holds.
Walking tall, head held high.
And there she goes achieving goals
That’s all they need to know.


Author: Steph McCoy

Hi, I'm Steph, a businesswoman, style setter, blogger, and abilities crusader who breaks the myth that “blind people can’t be fashionable.” “Real Beauty Transcends Barriers”

25 thoughts on “Abigale The Poem”

      1. I’m definitely going to try to make it to the party this weekend. I have a friend who will be visiting over the weekend so timing may be tight but if nothing else you can count on me dropping by to say hello because you always throw a mean shindig!! 🙂


    1. Yes she does Robyn and I thought she did it quite well coming from a confident viewpoint. I had no idea Jazmin was doing this and I was so moved by her words because as one who uses a white cane and still has residual eyesight I am sometimes aware of the stares yet I tell myself to keep my head up. Not knowing if I might be in the presence of someone struggling with the loss of their sight it’s my hope that when they see me they might be able to say to themselves “I can do this.”

      Liked by 1 person

  1. What an eye opener…loved it
    We take some much for granted and sometimes we don’t stop to think that all we have is from God. It’s hard to understand how others feel unless we walk in their shoes. Thank you for opening our eyes.

    Liked by 1 person

We are a community where every voice matters, add yours.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s