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The Penis of Pain

The Penis of Pain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

you can remove the penis from man
but you cant remove man from his penis
an organ of celibacy an organ to piss
its only the androgynous
that give it a miss
when they opt for" her "
instead of his
becoming christina
instead of chris
truth as such as this
a thinking organ
a brainless phenomena
vis a vis
a serpent
minus a poisonous hiss
wedged into fruition
some call it marital bliss
when unworkable
no pain greater than this pain
to painfully reminisce
libidinous lethargy
you cant dismiss
uplifting the soul of a manhood
a pleasure exists
sit up
down dead
she often insists
mans only best friend
in a dismal abyss

Sundar Majha Ghar -Home Sweet Home

Sundar Majha Ghar -Home Sweet Home, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. These are lines, a few that I posted on a friends post at Flickr that I add to this picture of a street life of Dadar vegetable market..and complete it as a pedestrian poem of pain at 3.16 am..7 May 2009...
I had a message in a dream..dreamlessly drilled into my karmic consciousness
The Marathi words on the filmy poster read Sundar Majha Ghar meaning Home Sweet Home in
the language of my home state..a metaphoric misinterpretation of Mans failed dreams.

great picture and thought
a moment in restlessness caught
where hope is sold and cheaply bought
tears on the soul of humanity
a sordid inhuman clot
lessons of the past
on a mound of a garbage rot
lessons of tolerance of compassion
that with cascading times
stormy and terrifying times
we forgot..trying to build
a shaky future on quicksand
we the living plot
we come empty handed
sniveling blind full of snot
a mortal flower
in a broken pot
when we die
we leave behi…

To Peace in a Pod( Symmetry of Peace )

To Peace in a Pod( Symmetry of Peace ), originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. photo taken by a bystander ...

text by dr glenn losack md

To any publisher interested in an interesting subject for a change:

the sublime creative collaboration between a Shiite Muslim and a Brooklyn born Jew.

For about two years a very dear friend of mine, a Shiite Muslim Firoze Shakir and I have corresponded with one another via email.
He lives in Mumbai. I visited him last year on my solo trip to INDIA 2008.
I am a brooklyn born Jew, a photo journalist, a physician, a psychiatrist, a fighter for the disenfranchised and blessed to have
Firoze in my life.

He has written poetry for my photos and has attracted quite a big fan base @ FLICKR who comment regularly on our
collaboration. This collaboration wasnt planned, it wasnt talked about, it just happened and is happening and growing.

In this tormented world filled with hatred and religious bigotry and strife, where people are blown up by homicidal/suici…

Political Scenario- All Bull

Political Scenario- All Bull, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

in our eyes
they place
cotton wool
with crispy notes
our votes they pull
once they get the seat
like a film
their house full
in hindi
they say" mal andar
dabba gul "
political scenario
all bull