A Special Specialty

A normal child
is normal
has normal challenges
and runs through them
normally.

He lives
in a normal environment
goes
to a normal school
has normal relationships
and sums up to be
just plain
normal,
simple,
like everyone else.

A special child
is special
in all ways.
He has especially
difficult challenges
and works through them
especially hard.

He lives
in a special environment
for he has
special needs
and needs them
to be fulfilled
adequately.

He goes
to a special school
and has
special relationships
for he has
special needs
too.

He sums up to be
so very special
in his special way
especially,
my own
special
brother.

This article first appeared in issue #3 of Down Syndrome Amongst Us


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