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Poetry - About Down's Syndrome With Children - In A Poem

Updated on October 7, 2012

Down's Syndrome


Down's Syndrome

My mom was 47 years old

The year that I was born

When she found out about me

Her feelings about me were torn

The doctor told her I may have problems

That I may never get to grow old

The doctor told my mom

Whatever decision she made would be bold

Mom thought long and hard

About what she should do

My dad wasn’t around

Wouldn’t be around as I grew

As you can probably guess

My mom decided to keep me

She knew there would be trouble

But I was the angel only she could see

Mom gave me a chance at life

She thought anything else would be a crime

She knew for at least the first few years

The hospital would be where I spent my time

I grew quickly to adulthood

Always with the mind of a child

Mom loved me more and more each day

I was always meek and mild

When people made fun of me

Through each and every day

Mom made me feel special

In each and every way!


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    • justateacher profile imageAUTHOR

      LaDena Campbell 

      6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Thank you Ann!

    • anndavis25 profile image


      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      How sweet they are. Not trapped by the failings of a progressive society, they just love...purely.

    • justateacher profile imageAUTHOR

      LaDena Campbell 

      6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Thank you all for your kind comments!

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      The love for children with needs exist and justateacher is living proof :)

    • sen.sush23 profile image


      6 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Beautiful story told in the poem, Justateacher. Though I have not known any Down's Syndrome person intimately, I did meet some; and they do always steal one's heart away by their sweetness and yet a manner of helplessness. I just wish we will come by some developments in medical science that would make things better for them. I am looking for an opportunity to work with some of these special children, and know them some more.

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      Lisa HW 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Very nice poem. For anyone interested in a nice story about a child with Down Syndrome, "Kids Like These" is a movie based on a true story about a mother of a son with Down Syndrome. It's a very nice story.

    • justateacher profile imageAUTHOR

      LaDena Campbell 

      6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      No_clue - thank you for your kind comments!

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      6 years ago

      This is a tender and moving write, justateacher! My grandson was diagnosed with "mosaic down syndrome", a form of down that has only been recognized in the past 10 years or so. He is the "Apple of my Pie" so this poem touched me. Thank you!

    • justateacher profile imageAUTHOR

      LaDena Campbell 

      6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      moonlake - It's sad that there are still people out there that think a child - no matter the ability or disability - could be an embarrassment. Unfortunately, they do still exist. I am glad things worked out for your nephew!

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      6 years ago from America

      My nephew is a sweet guy now 40. His mother was older when she had him and she wanted to keep him but her husband couldn't stand the look of him. Would put him back in the bedroom and not let anyone see him. He was a big shot in town so this baby was an embarrassment to him. They finally gave him up and that's how he ended up in our family. Enjoyed your poem.

    • justateacher profile imageAUTHOR

      LaDena Campbell 

      6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Thank you, teaches! I have known many "kids" with Down's Syndrome through my job as a teacher and volunteering for years for Special Olympics. All of them have been just the sweetest people I have ever met.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Sweet. I have a brother-in-law with downs syndrome. He just turned 42 this year and he has been a real blessing to our family. This poem made me think of him and how innocent his love for everyone grows each day. Voted up!


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