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jjote
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commercial photography locationsy
[photo taken by someone in my family on vacation in Manila]

She stares stolidly straight ahead
not daring to catch the eye
of those in vehicles passing by
lest they see her desperation
and the gnawing envy within her
of the weak, weary and hopeless
for the strong and opulent.

All the light of life within her
has gone, but still she holds precious
the small life she carries in her arms
to brave the shame struggling  in her
to stand  with hand curled tight
a silent plea  for anyone to drop some coins-
crumbs to ease  hunger just for the day.  


@jjote 01/30/2017
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1 posted 01-31-2017 04:39 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

heartfelt piece - thanks for sharing
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Tragic in its way, jjote . . .

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

2islander2
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3 posted 01-31-2017 12:59 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

some people are "brave" indeed, the tittle fit so well
thanks
yann
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4 posted 02-05-2017 12:58 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Beautifully captured, both the photo and the words, my friend.

j.
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Good interpretation of the image Josefina.

...just bein' Bluesy

JamesMichael
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you did a good job here of capturing desperation and Love...james
jjote
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Thanks everyone for all your encouraging comments. Appreciate them
 
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