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Do you feel this way for your child?

My Child the Dragon Slayer

My child may be disabled
But, my child is capable-

Capable of slaying dragons
That most people never see.
Capable of endurance
That is past you and me.

My child views the world
In kaleidoscope shades,
That dance in laughter
To mystical serenades.

And though, my child,
May not understand
Why life has expected
Such challenging demand.

My child does not question
The extra labor expected,
And my child has no need
To become perfected.

Because my child is unique
And has qualities- rare,
With matchless personality
And strength beyond compare.

My child feels no prejudice,
Possesses optimism and trust.
My child does not view the world
As being callus and unjust.

If you ever experience my child’s embrace
You will never hold life the same
Because, you will be offered in one simple hug,
All that is faith-
For you to reclaim.

By Sherrie Ball ©2010
4 Responses
535822 tn?1443976780
I havent a child at home with special needs but I voted no 1 as I am certain thats how I would feel I love your words and they are so true , you sound like a wonderful Mom ...I love the great Pic of him he looks like he's a really clever boy... good luck I think you have it made ...
535822 tn?1443976780
And ....Welcome to Med help
1339997 tn?1276341777
Thanks! Nice to meet you!
1227139 tn?1462334630
Hi Sherrie!
Your work is beautifully written and simply wonderful!  You should PUBLISH it!  At least submit it to Exceptional Families or Exceptional Parent!  I have published my work as well as my own version of "Welcome to Holland" - called "Welcome to Our House - An Analogy".

I love that you are so enthusiastic and obviously loving.  Your son is adorable and I personally love Dragons.... can you tell?

I hope that you continue writing such wonderful and inspiring pieces.  I look forward to many more! (I have one published book and I am currently in the process of publishing a book for children with special needs - specific to Down syndrome!)  So, I completely understand your desire to write creatively.

I hope we to get the chance to chat again!

Sandi (Dragon1973)
MedHelp Genetics Community Leader;
Down syndrome Community Leader & Ds Group Forum Founder/Moderator
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