"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?

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

The Young Boxers of Lumpini Stadium.

I've had just enough time to...   watch young boxers fight for their family.

Taken from the ringside in Lumpini Stadium, Bangkok of the young fighters.

“Violence is not the way to a better life.”
Try telling it to these children from the slum.

“It is not!” You insisted “The solution”.
Do you have a better one?

“But it is not right! Having children to fight!”
No it is not. But you live in a different world.

You do not know hunger. You have a roof over your head.
They do know love. Their fists look after their family.
Ironical isn’t it? Love, I mean.
Bashing the daylight out of your opponent so your family gets to eat.
They will bash you too if you get into their ring.

You know what is wrong but you do not know how to put it right.
What good may I ask, is that?
So leave this world of broken noses and bloodied lips,
So you can get some sleep,
In your world where children don’t have to fight to eat.


In the clearing stands a boxer
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of ev'ry glove that layed him down
Or cut him till he cried out
In his anger and his shame
"I am leaving, I am leaving"
But the fighter still remains

Simon And Garfunkel The Boxer


  1. A 1000 Reasons
    I took this one night at the Lumpini Stadium in Bangkok where the first bout are young fighters barely into their teens. This is a brutal sport if you can call it that. A tragic way to earn a living - with your fists and kicks. And all round the gamblers are edging them on, while waving their monies. There were cheers and groans and the resounding kicks on bare flesh. It is brutal all right. And they were just kids.

    OK , I agree 100% with you ....however, fight sports , if thought correctly, with the right mentaility gives discipline. The aim should not be violance, yet should be self protection, self discipline and sport...Like in all sports...I my self practice a less violant form of Kick Box since different years, agains only sand boxes.I've learned a lot ...as welll about my self...
    The brutality is putting this sport as a game selling tickets , gaining on small children!! That is really ugly! Very brutal!

    It's rude but the kids have some to eat and hope they will learn some dignity. I agree with oceaniablu

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    الله أكبر * " ALLAH HU AKBAR! "
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    ★ineedathis added this photo to his favorites.
    Great action shot! unfortunately I lost the seeds from this one.

    ★MOSTAFA HAMAD I PHOTOGRAPHY added this photo to his favorites.

    It is sad.
    However -it is a different culture and a poorer one .
    There is no answer

    I believe discipline and respect can be taught through martial arts but I don't believe that's what this is all about. To me this appears to be the exploitation of children for profit. :(

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  2. ho.ge
    a rude thing, and they have no helmets and no protection at all.
    have no more words.......

    ★dodagp added this photo to her favorites.
    Great in action photo !!!
    It depends how you are looking at it,Thou ...
    A noble emulation heats your breast ...
    I would like to look at the bright side of the matter,my friend !
    Warm greetings my friend !!!

    A 1000 Reasons
    And at one corner, were the family of the boxers watching a member of their family in action. It is all in their expression, the anxiety as they watched him fighting in the ring. You can hear their hearts pounding above the commotion of the ring.
    This photo was invited and added to the PHODDÁSTICA!!! ® group.

    Grand capture.
    The world is a mixture of such strange cultures and lives.

    Well done.
    This photo was invited and added to the Written Pages group.
    This beautiful chapter has been seen in WRITTEN PAGES.

    ★dodagp added this photo to her favorites.
    Interesting image and concept,Thou !!!
    Different notions and outlooks,my friend !
    Stay well


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