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My poem to my sister with Down syndrome.

Posted by on Dec. 27, 2013 at 2:03 PM
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Since the topic has come up so much in the last few days it's inspired me to write a poem to my sister. This is my first, very rough, draft. But it's something I see a lot in real life.
My poem to my sister:

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When others look at my sister they see the tattoo that is written across every visible and non visible piece of her skin. They look at her and all they can see is "Down syndrome"
She's sweet because she has Down syndrome
She gives lots of hugs because she has Down syndrome
She smiles a lot because she has Down syndrome.
She walks across the room, sticks out her tongue, pets a dog, kicks a ball, flies a kite, plays with a doll, dances in circles because she has Down syndrome.
God forbid anything can actually be attributed to her own doing.
Everything she says and does is the Down syndrome. She is Down syndrome.
When I look at my sister I see a sassy, caring little girl. I see beautiful blue eyes behind her drooped lids. I see a girl who is obsessed with cars, bad guys, and toy story.
To use Down syndrome to define her is to define me by having brown eyes.
Sure I have them, they effect me, but they aren't me. I am so much more than just eyes and she is so much more than just Down syndrome.


by on Dec. 27, 2013 at 2:03 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 27, 2013 at 2:09 PM
Lovely
Retrokitty
by Jasmyne on Dec. 27, 2013 at 2:09 PM
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Retrokitty
by Jasmyne on Dec. 27, 2013 at 2:10 PM
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Retrokitty
by Jasmyne on Dec. 27, 2013 at 2:13 PM
Thank you

Quoting Anonymous: Lovely
mrs.pookiward
by Bronze Member on Dec. 27, 2013 at 2:13 PM
You both look so pretty!

Quoting Retrokitty:

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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 27, 2013 at 2:15 PM

She's beautiful

VeronicaTex
by on Dec. 27, 2013 at 2:16 PM

I love the truthfulness in your poem.  You, as a sister of this beauty, are blessed to see more of her than most people will ever see.

Veronica-Mom to a daughter with Down Syndrome

Retrokitty
by Jasmyne on Dec. 27, 2013 at 2:17 PM
Thank you, that was a few years ago at my uncles wedding :)

Quoting mrs.pookiward: You both look so pretty!



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boricua3177
by Monica on Dec. 27, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Awww, love the poem & pics.

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by Jasmyne on Dec. 27, 2013 at 2:19 PM
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Her now, she's 8 (and a half, she's extra careful to add that half)
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