Saturday, October 4, 2008

Photohunt: Sad



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One evening by the road near the PICC I chanced upon this poor kid just slumped there dead tired from working all day. I imagine kids his age sitting down spent from playing all day, not selling sampaguita flowers to make sure they get to eat dinner.


41 comments:

Colin Campbell said...

Very sad. Even more sad when we realise how many kids like this there and how little we can do about it.

shutterhappyjenn said...

I really don't like parents who do this to their children. If they can't feed themselves, they have no right to give birth to another person in this world.

My Photo Hunt pictures are posted here and here. Happy weekends!

Napaboaniya APAD said...

That's real sadness. Especially when we think of the kids in our home complaining at times during dinner of food they dislike!

Aileni said...

Now that really IS sad. I will rant if I continue.
BTW my scene isn't sad - it is the way a lack of light affects some people. Some folk are driven to suicide and never know why.

Hootin' Anni said...

so so sad.

My photo hunt is a 'drawing of sad'...stop by, won't you?

Hope your weekend is treating you well.

pat said...

Oh no, how sad!

Happy Weekend.

julie said...

We have the same theme...The sad plight of our youth.

Gattina said...

OMG ! that's really very very sad !

Tom said...

It's really sad to children doing what they shouldn't be doing.

Greyscale Territory said...

O help this is heart-breaking! We may hear of such things, but to actually see a real image, is quite confronting! I get an incredible feeling of helplessness! It just should not be!

Petrus said...

Yes he looks a tired sad little soul ..

Leslie said...

Oh dear - yes, that is a very sad picture. I'm so sorry.

jams o donnell said...

That is a sad picutre and one that angers me too. So much talent gone utterly to waste. It makes me realise hoow fortunate I was to be born in England

Bengbeng said...

this is a sad pic. i showed this to my kid to teach him life's lesson.

lucy said...

That is not sad...that is simply heartbreaking. You caught a sad moment in time...

bingskee said...

scenes like these always make me sad. how irresponsible their parents are to let their kids roam around and peddle and live dangerously. it's high time that laws be passed to jail irresponsible parents.

Baker Watson said...

Sad indeed. It is hard for most of us to imagine a childhood spent in such a way. No time to play, to explore, to be carefree. No time to be a child.

Sad indeed.

Baker

connie said...

How sad! Kids his age should be playing & having a good time instead of working!

Ladykli said...

This is indeed very very sad. It just breaks my heart :( The sad thing is there is probably many more just like him that we are unaware of.

mine's up here.

gen/entry here said...

Oh that is sad shot whaaaaa i really want to cry. TC

RJ Flamingo said...

Truly sad. Words can't express it like your photo does.

I think we're all going to need a drink or some Prozac after this week's theme!

Thanks for stopping by mine.

Irene said...

Poor kid... There are so many around.

Hope you enjoy your weekend ;)

Mrs Mecomber said...

Oh that is terribly sad, heartbreaking. :(

I did Photo Hunters today, too. I hope you get a chance to visit and post your link.
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-sad/

JO said...

that is heartbreaking! I wish my son will soon realize how lucky he is and stop complaining that he has a boring life!

here's mine. thanks!

Jientje said...

I had a similar idea, but I had already posted that picture twice, so I decided against it.
Child labour IS sooooo sad, you're right!

Incog & Nito said...

Yes this is really sad. Makes us realise how grateful we should be. Enjoy your weekend.

ian said...

a timely reminder that we should all get our acts together and help these kids get off of the streets...

YTSL said...

Oh dear. That is indeed so very sad. :(

Shawie said...

oh that's really sad... such a crime- rampant in the Philippines:(
sometimes, we never had a choice but to pretend it doesn't exist, so little we can do:(

Heart of Rachel said...

It's really sad indeed. I feel sorry for the children who are forced to work at such young ages.

jam said...

A good random shot!

A. said...

How sad that is! We should all try a little more to help.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh no...that is such a young child to have a job..That is very sad.. Thank you for visiting my blog, I really appreciate it. I see you are a physical therapist and I am in PT now...

7thstranger said...

So heartbreaking for kids not having the chance to be kids... :( If only something real can be done about it.

(Thanks for droppin' by!)

PastorMac's Ann said...

Oh this just breaks my heart. Truly, terribly sad. Poor guy, he should just be able to a child.

Thanks for dropping by for a visit! Happy Hunting!

Helga said...

:(

kaycee said...

oh Philos! that is just heartbreaking......

Miss Elle said...

what else can i say philos... very sad...

katcarneo said...

I always see kids like this one along Ayala Avenue late at night, begging alms in the pretense of selling roses. I, too, felt terrible about them and felt like I needed to help. I found out I can do something for at least one child with the aid of World Vision, and I'm doing just that. I'm sending a poor child to school by pledging 450 a month, and that money also helps improve the community he lives in. So if everybody else feels bad about this kid as I do, then sponsor a child today : www.worldvision.com.ph

Hootin' Anni said...

Hi again ...

I'm back on Wednesday evening, I'm not sure how you keep up with your blog comments.

I wanted to let you know that you have a halloween treat on my Thursday blog [Oct.8th]

philos said...

@everyone: Thank you all for coming by this week. Yes, this is a sad reality indeed, one that will not soon go away. It's saddening not just because of the sad plight of these children but because most people will say "Oh, that is sad," shrug it off as a reality of life and get on with their lives. We all could be better than that. God bless us all.