Poverty’s Child


helenvalentina

Stark brutality
A lash tells many
many stories
Bruises form beneath
hidden, innocent skin

Poverty’s child
Wide eyes hopeful
Pitiful question
There’s no alibi
given in this moment

Wondering glance
A passing interest
is just passing
Never sees the darkness
in this fractured world

Passerby smiles
come far too cheaply
No clemency
or true sanctuary
is ever offered here

© Helen Valentina 2014, All Rights Reserved

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Migrant workers in southern California, USA


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This video from the USA says about itself:

“We have nothing” – The plight of migrant workers in Southern California

27 mei 2014

The impoverished California towns of El Centro, Brawley, and Calexico are home to thousands of agricultural laborers–including a countless number of undocumented immigrants. Many Mexican workers make the commute across the international border on a daily basis, leaving hours before the sun rises. In this video, workers and residents speak about social conditions in the area.

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Migrant workers in southern California, USA


Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

“We have nothing” – The plight of migrant workers in Southern California

27 mei 2014

The impoverished California towns of El Centro, Brawley, and Calexico are home to thousands of agricultural laborers–including a countless number of undocumented immigrants. Many Mexican workers make the commute across the international border on a daily basis, leaving hours before the sun rises. In this video, workers and residents speak about social conditions in the area.

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Flowers in Black and White


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I enjoy the colours of the flowers in spring: yellow, red, pink, violet. The colours are a balm to a spirit that longed for colour during the long, icy winter. There are times, however, when the details of the flowers really stand out in black & white.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014 Geraniums in Black & White. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

The lack of colour seems to bring out the shades in the geraniums and the detail of its centre. When blossoms are seen without colour, their beauty seems to be highlighted in contrast to the darkness of the leaves.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014 Blossoms in Black & White. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

The photos are effective and pleasant to look at. I do prefer, however, seeing the colour when I walk about outside. Colour that tells me that spring has arrived and old man winter has left for southern plains.

Do you enjoy seeing flowers in black & white?

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