"The sharp knife of a short life

I've had just enough time..."

- "If I Die Young" The Band Perry

I see Beauty in many things. And like the ghosts that only speak to you if you notice them, they tell me wondrous tales. With my camera and my thoughts, I captured these as faithfully as I can to share with you. And by doing so, they gave me the reasons. And though the thousand reasons may not all be sweet and some indeed bitter; they are still reasons to live. Come to think about it, that is Life, isn't it?

Monday, 16 April 2012

The Newspaper Boy of Myanmar.

I've had just enough time to...   acknowledge the newspaper boy of Myanmar.

Taken on the way to the wholesale market outside Yangon, Myanmar

My Boy
He dreams
Of striking it rich and
Buying me a house to live in.

My Boy
He worries
About my health and
Saving to buy me new crutches.

My Boy
He wishes
To give more than love and
Love all the more because it is all he can give.

He wakes up early
Sells newspaper at the traffic stops
And dream of better days to be.


  1. I was on my way to the wholesale market outside Yangon when we were caught in a traffic jam. Suddenly, from among the vehicles; they appeared. Selling flowers for prayers, drinks to quench thirst, snacks and food on the long journey. I took a few shots from inside my car when I saw him approaching. Wearing a baseball cap, a T-shirt with the word “Goal” boldly written and dark brown sarongs, he held newspapers in both hands, one of which is obviously a sport magazine named “Goal”. Behind the approaching youth, was a stalled truck advertising milk powder with the brand “My Boy”. It was quite a poignant scene for me. He should be taken care of, and not be the one providing for the family. It was even more poignant for me for I was not brought up either mother’s milk (due to her health) or milk powder which was too expensive for the family.

  2. brdonovan
    what a touching commentary.
    a real-life hero this young man.

    brdonovan and ΞSSΞ®®Ξ added this photo to their favorites.

    Great touching story and picture and yes no child in the world should have worries and should be taken care of!

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    i_still_believe_in_u and henrhyde added this photo to their favorites.

    Yes -thank you for this -A reminder that life, is so hard for many children , in our world.
    Great capture.

    Wonderful shot and your words make it more so.

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  4. we all want to give our parante a happy life. really looking forward for the mists of the pandaria.


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