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Down Syndrome is Not Down...

Down Syndrome is Not Down...

Down Syndrome is Not Down...

I'm free,
I probably enjoy my life more than you,
I may look different, 
My eyes, say something,
Happiness,
Joy,
Emotions are greater,
But I'm no different! 
I don't think I get accepted in the way I should,
Is it because I act strange in public?
Is it because I have no fear of being judged?
I dance when I want to dance, 
I hug when I want to hug,
I speak when I want to talk,
I stand back up when I fall,
My facial features are recognised,
You don't know me, you know my kind,
You think I have a disability,
A disability to who, or should that be whom?
An extra chromosome doesn't make me a fool!
I can be taught to do things, just like you,
It just takes patience, like everything new,
Every birthday I celebrate my 21st,
This is genetics, it's who I am and it's certainly no curse!
So, "normal" people of the universe,
I'm not weird!
I'm not feared!
I'm just a person with a heart of gold,
Wanting to live the way I choose,
Free, 
Just like each and everyone of you,
I'm everything you are,
I care,
I feel,
I laugh,
I cry,
Most of all, 
I LOVE...

That's all I need,
Love.

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Mitsali Fatima

Downs syndrome is nothing to be ashamed of and I think people should be a bit more aware :)

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Rae Rae

I have had the pleasure of knowing several individuals with downs and I can honestly say I never saw any of them without a smile. Wonderful write thanks for sharing!!💚

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Wayne Stubbs

Happy with life, that's the way it should be, thanks very much 😊

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sparrowsong

Hello Wayne...

This reminds of a Poem I read many years ago called Heaven's Special Child a Poem for Parents who have a Special Needs Child...

Very Special they are indeeed!

Great awareness write!

Thank you for sharing...

Hugs...

sparrowsong

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Wayne Stubbs

Thanks for saying so sparrow! 👏👏👏👏😊💜

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