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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,ย 
My eyes, say something,
Happiness,
Joy,
Emotions are greater,
But I'm no different!ย 
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,ย 
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,ย 
Just like each and everyone of you,
I'm everything you are,
I care,
I feel,
I laugh,
I cry,
Most of all,ย 
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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Wayne Stubbs

Exactly! Here here! โ˜ฎ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜Š

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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!!๐Ÿ’š

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Wayne Stubbs

Happy with life, that's the way it should be, thanks very much ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Silent Dreamer

This brought tears to my eyes.. your purity of heart and soul can be felt through every line. People with down syndrome are angels to me, they're gentle and untouched by anything dark. They see people for what they truly are.. wherever they feel love, they see people's hearts and give love back. They don't discriminate based on anything. We should cherish, love and learn from them, because they're much better and pure! And I'm not just saying that๐Ÿ˜Š

Beautiful write Wayne!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

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Wayne Stubbs

Here here sister! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ very true, thanks very much for saying so ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’œย 

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Wayne Stubbs

Thanks for the pin! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’œ

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Silent Dreamer

Your most welcome! It's a beautiful piece!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒบ

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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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