Monday, October 28, 2013

Begging in the streets of Baguio

Women and children telling strories
and having fun
It is better to see them this way..
than see them knocking on car windows
with eyes blank, hands outstretched,
and sadness etched on their faces. 

Transported to beg
They learned their trade
Emote for coins, or better, bills 
I gave out a new bought sandwich
the mother shakes her head
but the baby's thin arms
shot out to grab
the food 
with eyes hungry 
but filled with delight!