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Shah Ast Hussain - We Curse Yazid

Shah Ast Hussain - We Curse Yazid
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1
Hussain the beloved grandson of the Holy Prophet
with whom Allah the Most Omnipotent was pleased
Hussain the name of Humanity beyond caste color or creed
the Bayt of the Holy Prophet he did not conceed
gave his head not his hand to a Monster called Yazid
who born of an illegitimate serpent seed
well known for destroying Islam by his dastardly deeds
every act of his against Allah, Islam humanity woman hood indeed
the laws of civility the human values he and his warriors did not heed
yes a black chapter in Islamic history words that bleed
the accursed Ummayad Caliphate leader Yazid
an insult to the human breed
on the flesh of carrion he did feed
his so called followers of yazidiyat
in todays world we do not need
who give reverence to Yazid
the Ummah at spirtual circus to mislead
they should be crushed God Speed
Hussain a single man army 72 warriors in the lead
against the mammoth forces of accursed yazid.…

Hijdas on Christmas Eve Day

Hijdas on Christmas Eve Day
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1
Outside the St Peters Chrurch Bandra Hill Road
The Hijdas stand in reverence on Christmas Eve Day
knowing the good parishioners will come out
and pay -charity a Christian virtue like prayer
broken bodies of human pain they bare
a god given tragedy they have no money to repair
clapping their androgynous hands in the air
transgenders are human like me and you
a convulted contorted emotional erosion
personal in nature who cares
perhaps Jesus Christ lying in his crib
looks at them than at the clergy
the Rock of St Peter
a castrated silence
chaotic spirtual commotion
that as humans we share
some cry they have no shoes
some cry they have no feet
who stand on stilts of prosthetics
without the need of footwear

Marziya Flickr PhotographerNo1

Marziya Flickr PhotographerNo1
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1
she cannot walk
she cannot talk
she is a chip
of a block of a block
pictorial poetic stock
wanting to be photographed
round the clock
the new poet on the block
whose poems will not shock
peace freedom justice
all solid as a rock
she might be the next gen
flick photographer no1
marziya shakir
this friendly eagle hawk
a gift of a drop of tear
from karbala in iraq
named after Princess Fatima
a new world of hussainiyat to unlock
allah ho akbar
inshallah
she too will photo blog

Marziya our grand child

Marziya our grand child
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1
miraculous memories
lyrical joy to share
marziya shakir
our grand daughter
a diamond very rare
camera friendly
poem friendly
monk like head
without any hair
we do make an unusual pair
she is the first child
who is comfortable with what I wear
she a shakir who does not easily scare..
love poetry hate racism
in the eyes of our antagonists we stare
justice is a pre condition
to peace and freedom
da vincas words we swear
on the wings of poetry
we enter leopard lairs
where angels fear to dare

Dignity in Child Labor

Dignity in Child Labor
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1
sir take my photo he said with a smile
covering his fateless face
the turner road traffic signal beggar kid
with humility and human grace
its not dreams but cars he must chase
as the red light comes on
his palms the feel of coins will trace
dignity in child labor
is no more a disgrace
the beggar mafia
controls his destiny
his body his soul
his mind space

Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer
Originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1
traffic signal beggar boy
Christmas cheer
a life imprisoned
in a drop of tear
his cry the world
has no time to hear
the world busy shopping
for a happy new year
vehicular traffic of pain
as it draws near
joy happiness
pass by disappear
birth life death
karmic punishment
to mock and sneer

dedicated to Mrs Andrews mother of Tom Andrews..