The Philanthropist (+ poem)

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Laurie Minor

Joined April 2010

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Medium 14.2" x 12.0"
Large 19.0" x 16.0"
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Artist's Description

- image made on Ilford HP 5 film, custom processed and developed in the traditional darkroom. Scroll down for accompanying poem by yours truly below..


Featured in:
- 2nd Place, Fine Art Of Photography
- Top Ten, Strictly B/W challenge
- Image Writing
- Top Ten, Speaking Photos challenge

~ The Philanthropist ~
He plays his harmonica
and hopes for change
Others walk by
beyond his range
with designer bags and shiny shoes
Denying poverty in all it’s hues -
A cardboard box
with nickel and dime
A curb side seat
above the grime
of urban street
where limos pass
in gauzy, glitzy surreal class…

But -
Now & then
A lady drops by
who often questions
The reasons why
Some are rich
And some are not
And some are clearly
quite forgot…
- She cares
and the little she has -
She gladly shares.

- Sure – it’s easy to give a lot
When there is nothing to lose.
But – there are those who give
from the heart ~ and have
holes in the soles of their shoes…

© laurie minor

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