The Child Who Asks

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It was drizzling that day, and I was nearing home with a pocket full of sunshine; Then he came – he knocked on the window of my car – and like a thief without warning, he came to rob me of my coins – he was merely a child, 5 or 6 or 7 years of age.

We stared at each other for what seemed an eternity – Would I be hard-hearted person and refuse him coins? Or should I be a child of God and lend him my extra change? Was he part of a syndicate organized by a crime lord? Or was he just a plain child begging for help?

I took his photo, and gave him coins. Am I to blame? I don’t know. I guess I never will.


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  1. Ike06~ 69 months ago | reply

    this is such a powerful photo, and the story that goes with it Tomasito,
    your work is phenominal!

  2. 3DW4RDK 69 months ago | reply

    Sometimes I can't bear to look at photos like these, it just wrenches my heart to see an imbalance to the human condition. But how you helped the child in your own way gives a faint hope that everything's not lost after all.

  3. adialapati 69 months ago | reply

    whoa... mysterious eyes!! lovely

  4. RoML. 69 months ago | reply

    wow, powerful photo! great work...

  5. AnNamir™ c[_] 69 months ago | reply

    Cool capture and composition!

  6. Al-Pin [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

    simply fantastic!!

  7. Nancy Rose 69 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Winner of 'One of the best on Flickr' (15+Faves & Invited), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    your kindness may make a lasting impression on him and if not, at least it gave him some temporary are blessed! such a powerful image...I am in awe!

  8. Mauli* 69 months ago | reply


  9. Ragstatic 69 months ago | reply

    love this one. hey i spent some time on your stream and was very happy with what i saw. you have a unique style. keep going :)

  10. paulque 69 months ago | reply

    Doc ang ganda ng treatment nyo po dito. you captured his eyes beautifully. galing, you were able to shoot this instantly. im sure naka red lang yung stoplight when you shot this. ganda!

    btw, thanks for the adding me as a contact!

  11. jonas620 68 months ago | reply

    Very dramatic and expressive photo. His eyes tell the story.

  12. puszka 60 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Agressive photographers, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  13. Mariavica17-© 50 months ago | reply

    Nice shot!

    Your Photo Wins a Heart
    From Heart Awards Group

  14. BlueMassacre 50 months ago | reply

    Very good, I love the look in his eyes

  15. Stavros_Lmb 46 months ago | reply

    my gosh! what a shot!!!

  16. Eric R Porcher 3 months ago | reply

    Great portrait, added to my exhibition, see link below, and feel free to leave a message,

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