Hello Old Man



Hello Old Man ©
Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.
July 17, 2023

While wandering the pastoral Arlington streets  
I came across a lovely flowered abode
My ears did focus on boisterous children playing
Their mother’s pride just yearning to explode
A young soprano boy’s voice rang right out
Clear as a Sunday church’s bell
“Hello old man!”, he gleefully exclaimed
“Hello young boy” back gleefully I did yell
Pure love was the only thing I felt
And 100% honesty of course
For such a joyous exclamation from a child
Should not be constrained by parental remorse
Truth he espoused for an old man I am!  
And an old man I am proud to be
My heart was warmed and fed with joy
To hear a child be so honest and free

About this poem

A true story about truth asa only a child can dish out.

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Written on July 18, 2023

Submitted by shulman.gary on July 18, 2023

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Scheme XXX XAXAXBXBXCXCXDXD
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 716
Words 142
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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  • lorlor
    Good Job! I really like your poem :). It made me very happy. Well done, Mr. Shulman!
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