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Dance of Poverty

Dance of Poverty, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. as they have their Chinese food
watching the dance of poverty
an empty stomach watches
the definition of hunger
helplessly
cramps pangs
heat humidity
burning bare feet
faulty steps
inhuman choreography
enforced birth
a living pain
a moment
born to charity
tears flowing
down the gutter
gratitude a rarity
disfranchised
underprivileged
an eye sore
vulgarity

Dance of Poverty

Dance of Poverty, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. running
from one car to the next
these inhuman objects
defaced letters of a text
children of a lesser god
his vassal his subjects

The One Who Got Away

The One Who Got Away, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. image sourced from Facebook

the greatest weapon of mass destruction
killer of millions you can say
a rotten system of politics
a war criminal
the one who got away
war crimes that he committed
in the name of Peace
genocide on display
equality liberty justice
he did betray
an evil monster
product of US of A
creator of recession and global decay
his catastrophic karma
will catch up with him
one day
for his sins
if not today
tomorrow
he surely
has to pay

What am I?

What am I?, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. what am i ?
she looks at me
seated in the ricksha
with a guilt
in my eye
born on the streets
on the streets they will die
as the traffic signal lights
go red green yellow
other cars zip by
a screamless cry
towards a god
who has gone deaf
wont reply
another child across the road
waits to take her place
as stand by
on the treacherous
soul of her karma
dharma turns a blind eye
a melting pot of mumbai
that underfed hungry politicians
want to make the next shanghai
throwing dust in the public eye
on the soul of this city
tears runs dry

Parsi Mothers Day

Parsi Mothers Day, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. The Parsi community
the heart beat of our
vibrant city
peaceful
calm composed
cultured and witty
the men robust
fun loving
the women
charming very pretty

A Day After Mothers Day !

A Day After Mothers Day !, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. born on the streets
beg on the streets
the punishing streets
their home here they stay
a day after mothers day
recycled sorrow
born afresh like
paper flowers
in bloom on the way
captured misery
through my camera
a fading smile
by the way
feet made of flesh
ground made of clay

Mothers Day is Over ? What Next !

Mothers Day is Over ? What Next !, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. www.glennlosackmd.com/-/glennlosackmd/

Dr Glenn Losack MD at my insistence took a Flickr Pro account , but is really pissed off as Pro membership at Flickr is not consumer friendly at all..I think membership should be simple and easy,at the click of a mouse..I feel sorry for Dr Glenn Losack MD who already has a presence full of impact at his website at Better Photo..is known as a celebrity in travel and human photography.
Both the good doctor and I specialize in shooting pain as it reflects as an image on the viewfinder of our soul.

Mothers Day is Over ..The Western World of hardcore materialism remembers her for one day , hordes of big bucks made on gifts, greeting cards, events ..and the usual spiel.

We Asians are born into the pain of Motherhood dont let it go at all, all else is dead the Mother lives..
A film dialogue where the antagonist asks the hero..tell me what do you have.. the hero answers de…

They Shoot Photographers Dont They ?

They Shoot Photographers Dont They ?, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. This is one of my favorite pictures it reads my thoughts, it reads my pain as a father as a grandfather as a poet as a photographer and as an incorrigible photo blogger..

It shoots me , no it shot me when I took this sitting in the comfort of my auto rickshah..at Bandra'sTurner Road Traffic Signal where many of life's stories of beggar kids, hijras unfold..

This picture is my reply to good friend Jeff and Leyla..

He posted this comment with reference to my post Curse of the Flickr Comment Box..

"thank you firoze, you have had me thinking all week about the freedom of speech, do not be bothered but those who would spew hate, it is not a part of the freedom to speak,
freedom of speech comes w/ responsibilities....

the freedom to photograph comes simply w/ the purpose to witness
so i say to keep at it!

peace and love- "


you meet them
when you are going up
or coming down
life's stairway
wit…