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August 4, 2017
 

Things I Will Tell My Children About Destiny

 
Cynthia Manick
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About This Poem

 

“‘Things I Will Tell My Children About Destiny’ is a poem about fanciful and practical wishes for children not yet born. We all want them to be happy and whole, but we also want them to be safe and alive—to walk in the world aware of danger. But in the quest for safety, let’s not lose ourselves and forget the joy of life either.”
—Cynthia Manick

 

Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Poetry by Manick

 

Blue Hallelujahs

(Black Lawrence Press, 2016)

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"Manifest Destiny" by Cynthia Lowen

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"Happy Ending for the Lost Children" by Charles Martin

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