Friday, July 24, 2009


Originally uploaded by Ricky Holtman

There he sat, by the overpass bridge, leaning against the light signal post. Beard untrimmed and clothes very worn but he was not dirty. Always looking at the ground instead of the passerbys. The cardboard sign in hand had the word 'HUNGRY" scribbled on it......right below that were two more words..."SEMPER FI". What I did next, when I got beside him at the stop light, is my business....He was a Vietnam Vet.
This had to be done with and ink pen and in my moleskine book...NFS. I couldn't get his face out of my head til I put it in the book...with honor.
7th and Broadway, K.C. Missouri.
Small prints of this are $25. and that includes shipping in USA. God bless.

Small Print 8 X 10



  1. The story makes me sad..why does any one has to go hungry!But all the same your sketch is brilliant.

  2. BEautiful Piece, done with the heart.