Sharon Sudano

The Down's Baby Creed (Aka The Creed Of Babies With Down Syndrome/The Down Syndrome Creed - Poem by Sharon Sudano

My face may be different
But my feelings, the same.
I laugh and I cry
And take pride in my gains.

I was sent here among you
To teach you to love,
As God in the Heavens
Looks down from above.

To Him I'm not different,
His love knows no bounds.
It's those here among you
In cities and towns,

That judge me by standards
That man has imparted,
But this family I've chosen
Will help me get started.

For I'm one of the children,
So special and few,
That came here to learn
The same lessons as you.

That love is acceptance,
It must come from the heart;
We all have a purpose
Though not the same start.

The Lord gave me life
To live and embrace,
And I'll do it as you do
But at my own pace.


Topic(s) of this poem: inspirational

Poet's Notes about The Poem

U.S. Copyright Registration #: TX0007770017
'The Down's Baby Creed' was first published in the 1992 Spring issue of DOWN SYNDROME TODAY magazine with my byline. After its publication, someone posted it on the Internet - without my permission - and attributed my work to Anonymous. After proving authorship, I had it registered with the U.S.Copyright Office. The poem appears also under the titles 'The Creed of Babies with Down Syndrome' and 'The Down Syndrome Creed.'

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, November 24, 2014

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