Saturday, January 19, 2013

Amen

                    You study my picture 
                     and you feel nothing but sadness... 
Why?  
                                         Do you think that your way is better?   
                      I have everything that I need: 
   my mother, my father and 
my bicycle. 
Amen.
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And now, for this weekend's Trifextra.  We want you to choose one of the pictures and give us a 33-word response to it.  Your responses will be judged by the community this weekend.  If you use the photo on your blog, you must include the attached accreditation (with active links). 

15 comments:

Draug said...

I like this! It's very uplifting and it puts things in perspective a bit.

Stephanie B. @B4Steph said...

I thought along these lines when I saw this photo. We have so much 'stuff' that we don't need or even want. I hope she has enough food though...

joe2poetry said...

Nice point of view. I like it!

Managua Gunn said...

I like this one.

Bo said...

Brilliant and very true!

kymm said...

mom, dad and a bike. amen.

barbara said...

indeed!

Tom MacInnes said...

Absolutely bang-on! I work with under-privileged kids and, almost without exception, they don't realized that their lifestyle is as under-privileged as it is. I tread a thin line every day between pointing out the need for them to reach up toward a higher standard of life and putting them down because of their circumstances. You captured that sense of belonging and dignity very well. Good for you!

Cheryl said...

Amen. Well said!
Cheryl

PattiKen said...

Very charming!

Sandra Crook said...

Nice take on the prompt.

Atreyee said...

Loved the question at the end-compels one to ponder-are we better off just because we are more privileged or do we just assume that?Wonderfully written:-)

Jennifer Cooper said...

Sometimes more isn't always better. Beautifully put.

jannatwrites said...

Very true! Stuff doesn't equal happiness.

Trifecta said...

Sweet. I love it.