Sunday, September 5, 2010

In the news. during college move-in weekend...

move-in day...
a baby left outside
the convent doors







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Posted for One Single Impression, Prompt: Choices (courtesy of Joseph of Naming Constellations)




19 comments:

Leo said...

a very different choice here, Carlos!

gautami tripathy said...

Touched. I wrote something like that long time ago.

Babies abandoned is all too common here. Only difference being, babies are abandoned in garbage dumps, left to die.

ode to shoes

Ramesh Sood said...

A day will come when god will choose to intervene..it touched..

Sandra.if said...

difficult to understand that choice...but they exist..

Rudi Pfaller said...

Excluding new life: that's very impressive. Strong description of an insensitive society.

Best wishes
Rudi

ρομπερτ said...

this took breath away. impressed !


daily athens

Amity said...

I hate those moments when babies are abandoned by irresponsible mothers!

The innocents do not deserve this!

The message is so touching Carlos!

Thanks for the visit in my place!

Good morning! :)

Devika said...

Nuns are some of the kindest "mothers" i have seen...that in no way means i second mothers/parents leaving kids at convent gates,

Good haiku, Carlos....good pointers on family/social systems vis-a-vis education :)


wishes,
devika

twitches said...

OH wow - this one says it all. Nicely done!

Tumblewords: said...

Oh! A powerful haiku!

Carlos Gesmundo said...

Devika -- I read your August 14 blog on your country's Independence Day. Tagore's words are also mine for the country of my birth.

Thanks.

sandy, from gardenpath said...

that is so sad!

Carlos Gesmundo said...

Friends -- Leo and Gautami, Ramesh and Sandra, Rudi and Robert, and Amity -- thanks for your comments.

Sometimes it's difficult to understand the choices some people make, but I suppose, at the end of the day, it's between them and their god, if not them and their society.

Best wishers.

Carlos Gesmundo said...

Twitches and Sue -- appreciate your words.

best wishes.

SandyCarlson said...

Evocative. So many choices here, Carlos. What we choose and what we leave and lose when we do.

Devika said...

Thank you Carlos, for letting me know :)

Freedom is a big responsibility, that many still don't know how to use -- even those who know, fail falling prey to momentary impulses, myself included.....The societies are only reflections of ourselves, more or less...But let no child be left homeless, or to die...thats why I said convent gate, isn't a bad choice,

wishes,
devika

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

can't say beauty... the subject is touchy, the haiku excellent. thanks for this

gospelwriter said...

incredibly sad that this happens, but a really excellent haiku

Carlos Gesmundo said...

Nana and gospelwriter -- thank you for your kind words.