M is for Mongol

You can call me Mongol
Because I am.
But please don’t call someone with Down’s Syndrome ‘Mongol’ or ‘Mongo.’
You will hurt not only me but many

‘Billy’ we called our little boy when he was born
‘Buuz’ we named him when he came home
Our baby was a Mongol not because he had Down’s Syndrome
Only because his mummy is Mongolian

You can call me Mongol
Because I am.
But please don’t call someone with Down’s Syndrome ‘Mongol’ or ‘Mongo.’
You will hurt not only me but many

‘Mong’, clowns joke on TV,
‘Mongo’, school kids call each other
‘Please’ my heart whispers to my tears
Candle burns at my baby’s grave
Our baby was a Mongol not because he had Down’s Syndrome
Only because his mummy is Mongolian

You can call me Mongol
Because I am.
But please don’t call someone with Down’s Syndrome ‘Mongol’ or ‘Mongo.’
You will hurt not only me but many

 

 

What does Mongol mean where you are? I would really appreciate your comments because my award-winning memoir Mongol covers this topic. Thank you.

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