The Power in Your Disability

Stacie Dickson
Posted September 9, 2020 from United States

Your Disability won't stop you

Your disability won't cripple you

There is so much power in you

You're just different, unique

differently-able you see

not less than, oh no

but powerful, mighty

your blindness, sickness, cancer, deafness, mobility issues, 

Autism, Lupus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression

there is no stigma, there is no shame

your strength will save the day

never invisible

but visible, your light will ignite the day

you will change the world with your story

always remember, you're different because you're unique

not many people can walk in your shoes

so hold your head up high, many people crave strength like you

although your wheelchair or limp may be the first thing they see

but know your mobility tools don't define you- YOU DEFINE YOU QUEEN 

I can only image how hard it can be

but I want you to know I see strength in your disability

always realize

the power in your

disability 

*****

Thank you for reading my poem. I hope it empowers you. For more encouragment please visit my blog (  http://www.staciecherill.com/  ) & YouTube Channel (   https://www.youtube.com/user/staciebabyy780   ). 

This story was submitted in response to From Poetry to Paintings .

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Thank you for honoring people with disabilities in your empowering poem, Stacie! It hits home since I'm a mother raising one. Keep it up. God bless you alwayss.

Stacie Dickson
Sep 10
Sep 10

Wow. I know you are a wonderful mother Karen. As always, sending hugs to you

Ruth Okoirhon
Sep 09
Sep 09

There is no shame. An inspiring piece.

Stacie Dickson
Sep 10
Sep 10

Thank you so much Ruth

Nini Mappo
Sep 10
Sep 10

Hello Stacie,
Yours is a thoughtful, inclusive poem. I like how you considered other invisible factors that able people different, such as physical frailty from illness or poor mental health. It is educational from that stand point, because not many people think that way. Thank you for sharing. Stay champion.

Stacie Dickson
Sep 10
Sep 10

Thank you so much Nini for your encouragement

BobbyHollow
Sep 10
Sep 10

Stacie I just wanted to say "Thank You", for this heart felt and well written poem. Having a disability can become very frustrating and aggravating at times. Especially those few seconds that come every now and again when one forgets that they simply can't do what had become second nature over the years.
Stacie I used to love running! At night when it was cool and the streets were empty was my favorite time.
Now, sometimes I wake up and it's automatic, I turn to get up and go but then it hits me hard when I realize I can't, anymore.
Run that is, however, my second great love/hobby was biking. It has not been easy at all but I've had to retrain myself to ride again and I love it! Now I'm up to 5 Miles A Day, 5 Days A Week!
Please forgive the "long letter" I just wrote, but I had to let You know just how much your words mean to not only myself, but to anyone with a disability. Thanks for your Empathy.

Stacie Dickson
Sep 11
Sep 11

Hi Bobby,
Your story inspires me greatly. I'm so sorry you had to go through all that but I know God has a plan and a purpose for your life! That is awesome you have been biking! God is so good! I know you will regain strength every day. If you feel comfortable, maybe you could write another long letter (lol) sharing your story on my blog (http://www.staciecherill.com/) If you want just email me - [email protected]

SUZAN
Sep 11
Sep 11

Hi Bobby, you are an inspiration. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. You may have some down days but its all part of getting ahead. Stay focused.

SUZAN
Sep 11
Sep 11

Its amazing how people look at disabilities as set backs. What a disabled person can do can sometimes be so shocking. I always tell people that Its in disability that true strength and talent come alive. I salute all disabled persons from the heart. They teach me that, its not about what you body can't do, its about what your mind can conceive to achieve. Thanks so much Stacie, this is solid.

Oluwatoyin Olabisi
Sep 12
Sep 12

I am inspired,thank you for sharing
Yes very true, Disability does not and should not
define anyone and our daily interactions
our competencies should define us
keep it up
Celebrate you
Please follow back

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 13
Sep 13

Hi Stacie,
I love that you name many disabilities, and call out about the strength of so many living daily with them. I especially love this line: "you will change the world with your story".

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Sep 18
Sep 18

Dear Stacie,
what a empowering poem, full of inspiration and encouragement.
I have worked in the disability and mental health field fifteen -plus ongoing years.
Our customers need the kind of enthusiasm of thought you talk about in your definition of words and feelings spoken from the heart. Yes you are a QUEEN!
Keep empowering others because it is a gift !
sincerely,

Mama Queen