If I Knew



If I knew ©
Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.
September 6, 2022

If I knew this was my last day on Earth
Would I dare to ignore
A cloud giving birth
To a raindrop child
Feeding flora below
Feeding mother earth’s seed
A flower soon to grow
Could I walk callously by
A homeless vintage soul
Or embrace that life
And love extol
Should I dwell on foibles
Imperfections and pain
Or celebrate small joys
The sweet smelling rain
A simple message my pen
Here yearns to share
Live life for each minute
We’re never promised a year

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Appreciate every minute...tomorrow is not promised to anyone!

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Written on September 06, 2022

Submitted by shulman.gary on September 06, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXX AXAXBXBXCXCXDXDXXXX
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 513
Words 99
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 3, 19

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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