Friday, August 4, 2017

"Things I Will Tell My Children About Destiny" by Cynthia Manick

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August 4, 2017

Things I Will Tell My Children About Destiny

Cynthia Manick

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


"Happy Ending for the Lost Children" by Charles Martin


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