Taming This Tyke's Voice Since 2007

Waif In Search Of Home


Chicago, my initial attempts on Photography

By: Jeques B. Jamora

You welcomed me with your cold embrace

Showered me with leaves, like confitti, from your trees.

Their dying colors doubled my sadness.

Your quick to console me with your snow flakes kisses.

I don’t see myself growing old in a place like this.

Even in your shelter I feel homeless.




snow#1, my initial attempts on photography

Filipino Immigration (Haiku series #6 & 10)


Odd drizzling showers

Frozen waters on brown skin

Drenched soul shivering.



Arriving Sandals

Carry cleaving specks of home

Brown shoe-tracks on snow.



snow#2 my initial attempts on photography.


3 responses

  1. P

    Chicago –
    Jeques we are strangers, but we are the same. I live in the northeast, been here 3 years…and I cannot see myself here in old age. It takes time to let the roots grow. Some places they grow easy, others, they don’t.


    AM00000090000003831 10, 2007 at 12:00 am12

  2. I think you’re right, Phil. I wrote this when I just arrived in Chicago last year and I feel really lost being just uprooted from home. A year after, it’s not that bad, but still I can’t imagine myself growing old here.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

    PM000000110000004831 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm12

  3. jeques, very nice photographs, i think i can share with you the footprints in sand dunes. comparing the blanket of snow to the sand dunes of this desert. the poems sounded loneliness but it is just normal if you are just starting it out in that kind of place. the reason, we are accustomed to the tropical weather back home. and the sight of snow fell strangely in our system.

    AM000000100000004330 10, 2007 at 12:00 am09

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