I am looking for a poem I once found on the internet while looking for
something else. It is a poem by a mother with a special needs child.
The gist of the poem is that when the girl was born (or when mom found
out she was pregnant) Mom bought a pair of dance shoes. Then she
finds out kid is handicapped and will never dance. So she sell the
shoes at a garage sale.
I probably came across this poem while searching for for other
inspiration writings about autism. So a search that includes "autism"
or "special needs" and poetry might be a good place to start.
I think the last line is something like "I sold my dreams for a
dollar" or "I sold my dream for a quarter" or "I sold my dream for a
It is possible that someone with the last name Guppy either wrote the
poem or had a poem on the same page as this poem.
Sandy Meyers who writes a lot of poetry about autism did not write this poem.
Can't tell you how frustrated I am that I can't find this now – when I
did only a month ago. I am tired of looking, so maybe someone else
can take up the project for awhile.