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The Magpie Sings the Great Depression:
Selections from DeWitt Clinton High School's Literary Magazine, 1929-1942

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Broken Gently

By Richard Avedon

The Magpie, January 1941, v. 25, n. 1, p. 33.

At six, complete with cheek of tan,
He wished to be a fireman.
At ten, ambition took a hop—
He prayed to own a candy shop.
At oh, so sweet sixteen, his heart
Ached to play an actor's part.
At twenty, spirits all aglow,
He hoped to own a Wall Street Co.
And now that he's reached forty-eight,
He wishes he could hibernate!




The Magpie Sings the Great Depression

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