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Here's to the Children Who Don't Quite Fit

Here's to the Children Who Don't Quite Fit

Here's to the Children Who Don't Quite Fit is a poem written by Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.

Here's to the Children Who Don't Quite Fit is a poem written by Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.

Here's to the children who don't quite fit

Who run around aimlessly when all the others sit

Who look at the world through eyes unique

And into their souls you'd love to peak

To see just what magic makes them tick

When they look at a tree and call it a stick

Here's to the teens who will not abide

By life's set rules that they push aside

As they rock back and forth in their own special world

While grown-ups grow frustrated with lips tightly curled

Then bursts of brilliance they reveal as they race

While tears of love roll down a parent's face

Expectations often missed but still they yearn

Wondering today what skills they will learn

We hope for the ones who don't quite fit the mold

That the world will be kind as they grow old

We know that the bullies will play their cruel game

Reality is, cruelty sometimes brings shame

But optimism lives in each heart and mind

Of parents and professionals who continue to be kind

With a network of supporters shining bright as the sun

The ones who don't quite fit have already won

Nobody knows the future

So why pretend?

Let's celebrate their victories!

May they never end!!!

©Gary Shulman, MS. Ed. 

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