Honor the Singers

Honor The Singers ©
Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.
August 7, 2021

Nat King Cole-silky smooth and always melodiously mellow, never has there ever been nor will there ever be, a more talented, elegant fellow
Frank Sinatra-in his prime supreme cool phrasing, would always set the mood, refined at times, so fragile with age and sometimes deliciously crude
Ella Fitzgerald-pure golden perfection, scatting Queen never mean nor obscene, each note a diamond in your ear from this majestic songstress supreme
Sarah Vaughn-would bend and play with a note, from deep robust ones to operatic flair, caressed a song and ripped your soul and made you truly care
Peggy Lee-calm, cool, icy, spicy elegance, whispery at times, always on target always hypnotic and of course forever sublime
Nancy Wilson-vibrato not always needed to rip a song to its core, every well placed note for this songstress, knocked me to the floor
Dame Shirley Bassey-POWER, power, power and drama in each note, would tickle all my goose bumps and put a lump right in my throat
Doris Day-sweetness in every perfect note and sweetness she gave to me, as hard as life might be that day, sweet Doris brought revelry
Billie Holliday-life’s injustices and misery heard in her broken and teary voice, when seeking out pure quality, dear Billie is still my choice
Louis Armstrong-the master of gravelly greatness and scatting pure supreme, man when Louis Armstrong sang, it put me in a dream

I know I haven’t honored them all
Feel free to enhance the list
For music is a private thing
I know there are many I’ve missed
Music is very personal
My singers may not be your choice
So honor your own melodious legends
And in their music always rejoice!

About this poem

Celebrating those singers who have always made life better for me.

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Written on August 07, 2021

Submitted by shulman.gary on August 07, 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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