Dreams

The dreams parents have For their children Who have disabilities Are different as those parents And those children.

One said to me: “I want more for my child Than the 4 “fs” : Food Flowers Filth Fetch.”

Another told me, With bursting pride Of her child’s task, Well done, In food service.

And me? What dreams do I have for lew?

A potato peeled, A petunia planted, A floor polished, A package delivered:

These are dreams too great For me to contemplate.

For lew I long for Love and laughter, Family, friends, And freedom.

Cherry Winkle Moore, 1991

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Cherry Winkle Moore is a visual artist and a retired hospice chaplain. Cherry has a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting, drawing and printmaking from the University of Alabama. Later she completed a Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis in pastoral care. Cherry sometimes says that in her case the MFA stands for Minister of Fine Arts and the MDiv stands for Making Divine Images Visible.

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