Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.

The Monarch Butterfly

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 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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