Abigale The Poem

Abigale 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 Abigale represents.

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

Abigale

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.

25 Comments

      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. Awesome poem! It reminded me of a blind man that lives in my area who doesn’t let not being able to see stop him from doing anything. He is more active than I am…lol

  2. Like the sentiments expressed in the poem. Your friend captures the sense that until we are without something, we can never really know what it’s like.

    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.”

  3. 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.

  4. Wow! Words can’t begin to to describe how I feel at this exact minute.
    Sherri Rodgers

  5. An outstanding depiction of Abigail. Beautifully-penned!

    1. Thank you Christine. I was so moved by it I got a little emotional. I’ll pass your comment on to Jazmin. Have a wonderful day! 😀

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