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The Steadfast Love in My Life

The Steadfast Love in My Life ©
Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.
July 3, 2021

So many poems have been written
About that partner in life we choose
That lifelong hero who has your back
With whom each night you snooze

So here I go, another attempt
to sing the praises and sometimes the blues
Of my dear and steadfast partner
Should I fail in this quest,
please excuse!

When early on in partner bliss
All goosebumps and limerence galore
With hugs and kisses in ample amounts
Then perhaps a roll on the floor!

Then passion comes in a moderate dose
As years traverse our lives
And friendship grows while trust grows too
Together we both survive

Through joys and pain
Through sickness and good health
Together we challenge them all
Sometime with massive success indeed
Sometimes a tumultuous fall

Love deepens, transforms, like a caterpillar
Morphing into a butterfly
It burns much deeper and brighter
It can sometimes make you cry

For life brings joy and heartache
Sometimes it rains and rains
But there’s always hope for tomorrow
When your love in life remains

Together we’ve seen the ups and downs
Sometimes it’s been a very slow crawl
Together we’ll conquer whatever comes
As they say love conquers them all

Now living life together
In the Winter of our years
Still occasional sorrow
Still occasional tears

Together we shall always be
Sharing small pleasures and daily delights
A morning coffee with home baked muffins
Still sharing these simple sights

Each shared event more joyous
Each shared delight more immense
For each shared daily pleasure
With love is more intense

There remains many more pleasures to come
I well expect there’ll be more strife
But always shared with my steadfast partner
The forever love in my life

About this poem

A thank you to my life partner.

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Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.

Gary Shulman, MS. Ed. has spent a lifetime supporting vulnerable families and children. He began his career working with children with and without disabilities in an inclusive Head Start program in Brooklyn NY. He then transitioned to become the Special Needs and Early Childhood Coordinator for the Brooklyn Children's Museum for 10 years. His passion for advocacy grew as he worked more and more with parents of children with disabilities. For over 24 years he passionately advocated for the needs of these parents as the Social Services and Training Director for Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc. in NYC. The last 8 years of his working life, Mr. Shulman served as a private Special Needs Consultant conducting hundreds of training sessions throughout NYC and beyond to help parents and professionals find and access the services and systems required to facilitate maximizing the potential of their children with disabilities. Now Mr. Shulman is happily retired in Palm Springs CA, but still volunteers his time any way he can to provide information to those in need of his expertise. Today, Gary enjoys sharing his poetry that he passionately writes with the goal of leaving this world a better place one word at a time. more…

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