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Melancholy Memory

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Melancholy Memory

He, my childhood friend I really didn't notice That he was different I loved him.. We played together Innocent of misplaced genes He wanted to be with me Simple days.. He was so happy Blissfully unaware Downs Syndrome was his curse Ignorance.. He was sent away " For his own good" they said My innocence dying How I cried.. In another time His gifts would be nourished A melancholy heart My friend Steve..

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  1. Date: 6/8/2013 11:08:00 AM

    Beautiful. Little children don't usually notice differences until adults point them out. A wonderful memory for you

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 8:45:00 PM

    nice... & congrats...Linda

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 12:30:00 PM

    Congrats on your well deserved placement. AO

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 7:21:00 PM

    Congratulations on your well deserved win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/4/2013 6:58:00 PM

    very moving write....congrats on your win

  1. Date: 6/4/2013 4:54:00 PM

    This is so sad. I have known many who have been kept at home and were a blessing to their families. Congratulations on your poem and win. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 6/4/2013 2:03:00 PM

    This touching poem, makes me realize that in some ways time has made being "different" a little more acceptable......however we still have miles to go. What an endearing, and heartfelt poem, Barbara.

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 11:59:00 AM

    Touching poem here Barbara.Enjoyed the read.Thanks for your inspiring words at my poem.

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 9:10:00 AM

    Ahh! I can feel the pain in this emotive work..Sara

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 12:50:00 AM

    this is a well crafted work for Constance's contest. yours deserves to be on that winners list when she makes it.