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The beggar
25.Oct. 2004

The beggar

You're down and out, now why is it?
Is it because of the child within,
Or was your crime a mortal sin?

You looked so pitiful in a pitiless crowd
And your silent eyes cried out so loud.
It hurt my heart to see the way
The animals just passed you by.
When finally I stopped to think, I
Realised that so did I.
But why?

Was it because I did not trust
Your reasons for asking us?
Or am I just as heartless as
The others in this circus?


Spartacus R.

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Guy Dube29-Jan-2011 14:28
A very nice shot Shmuel, very powerful! V
Jude Marion11-Nov-2004 01:27
Very powerful image, Shmuel.
gary becker03-Nov-2004 18:03
So powerful.
Cindy27-Oct-2004 13:52
Beautifully done, very moving.
Marisa D.L.26-Oct-2004 20:02
Strong, deep, impressive, meanigful....
Karen Leaf26-Oct-2004 01:59
OMG! Extraordinary.
Linda Zhang25-Oct-2004 19:00
It's got my vote too. I like the contrast between the telephone and the rest of the image. I like the poem, too.
Niall O'Shea25-Oct-2004 18:25
Nothing to do but vote.
Ronen R25-Oct-2004 17:42
Did you notice the eyes and the mouth of the beast in the texture of the wall behinde the head of the begger ? or is it just me ?

GR8 picture .
Neda Atash25-Oct-2004 13:41
Fantastic! Great composition and tone...
Josy's Pics25-Oct-2004 13:38
Wonderful... great shot, very powerful.
Gary Blanchette25-Oct-2004 12:17
Quite a compelling and emotional image...
Gayle P. Clement25-Oct-2004 11:49
What an amazing shot. The bright telephone is such a contrast. Very nice tones and textures.
René Gysi25-Oct-2004 11:45
Powerful photo. Very good colours and light. Excellent picture. It makes you think.
Lori Rolfe25-Oct-2004 11:15
Great poem. Did you wrte it? I like the use of monochrome. It makes her blend into the rest of the image, less noticable. As your poem implies, that's how most people see her anyway. Love the orange phone. Great job on this sad story.
Autumn Sky25-Oct-2004 11:05
A very good shot with excellent sepia tones. The selective coloring really gives this shot pop. I like the lighting in this.
Karen Stuebing25-Oct-2004 11:02
Everything about this works. It's a powerful capture and the toning really adds to it. I liked the poem too.
Mike Westendorp25-Oct-2004 10:37
Amazing shot! Like it very much
antidote325-Oct-2004 10:12
very moving. nicely done.
novaeangliae25-Oct-2004 10:09
Pretty powerful image. The lighting really ads to the poignancy as does your colouring effects. Great stuff.
jude25-Oct-2004 10:06
Amazing photo ... I like how you've monochromed the entire photo except for the phone.. taken what could look like a scene from old and brought forth with bright color the one modern looking thing in the image. Nicely done. I like the tones you have here... excellent