It’s a girl!

Okay, this one is personal. I have a daughter with Down syndrome, whom I love dearly.

Ten fingers and ten toes!

Pretty face? And cutest nose?

No one said why she looked funny

Until they diagnosed ‘trisomy’

Three chromosomes instead of two

Of pair twenty-one: that’s a boo!

Her wide-set eyes and low-set ears,

Protruding tongue, elicit stares.

But despite her imperfection

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That my beautiful girl, Renee,

Fills my heart with joy each day.




Author: mywrite2016

I am a freelance writer living in the Caribbean country of Trinidad and Tobago. Author of three self-published books- No More Tears, To Kryss with Love and Dust Yourself Off and Try Again. I am the mother of two girls- 21 and 11 years old- a teacher and trained nurse.

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