Be You...When You Can



Just Be You…When You Can ©
Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.
7/21/2022

Easier said than done at times
Just be your genuine self
Some folks choose to hide it away
And store it away on that elusive top shelf
Being who you were born to be
In a sea of bigotry and hate
Not so very easy at times
When you feel locked behind an impervious gate
I know sometimes the dark scary forces
Can overwhelm and stultify
But when the stars all align and you’re ready for YOU
Your soul and spirit will surely fly!
No pressure again to decide to be you
Your reality of life is not mine
Only a blessing to you I send with love
And a wish that you’ll be just fine

About this poem

Supporting those who are fearful of living a genuine life in this climate of bigotry and hatred.

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Written on July 21, 2022

Submitted by shulman.gary on July 21, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXX ABXBXCACXDEDEFXF
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 640
Words 132
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 3, 16

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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