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The Monarch Butterfly



The Monarch Butterfly ©
Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.
July 23, 2021

Orange brilliance flying high above
Your majesty of color for all to love
Yet hidden behind those wings of lace
A poison so virulent no creature to taste
Your childhood spent relishing
On milkweed all day
Gave you protection in such a marvelous way
Now any who venture on your body to munch
Will find a most noxious and distasteful lunch
So fly for us all just once more
Sweet Monarch above
Please continue to soar!

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Celebrating the beautiful Monarch Butterfly.

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Written on July 23, 2021

Submitted by shulman.gary on July 23, 2021

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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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