Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Infinite Yearnings

I have been away, followed by a sickness which has kept me from writing and posting over the past month. I'm hoping now that I am over the worst of it and can continue with my weekly postings. This photo was taken in Graffiti Alley in Philadelphia. I was struck by the variety of expressions that lived in the color and the words of the graffiti. The arches almost gave a sense of going on forever, as did the voices of those that painted their message for others to see.

[ f/8, 1/125, 40 mm, ISO 1000 ]

i see the repetitions
where far off they disappear
along with cries for freedom
that someone shouts from here

some looking to belong
others expressing love for all to see
some looking for a voice
others yelling out the future they want to be

and like the rainbow
that shines so brilliant in too brief a moment's pass
it makes us pause in awe and wonder
for we know its beauty will not forever last

and so we strain to hear the voices
that they may rise above the stifling din
and touch our hearts with those that painted here
and left their spirits trapped within

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