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I Cast My Vote For a Better Tomorrow

I Cast My Vote For a Better Tomorrow, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 100,146 items / 606,722 views

i cast my vote
for a better tomorrow
kapda roti aur makan
beyond pedestrian sorrow
his vote the politician
need not borrow
when he dies
his useless body
will be carried
on a wheel barrow
an aborted flight of misery
of a wingless
homeless
sparrow

Andhen Kisko Vote Kare

Andhen Kisko Vote Kare, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. adnhen kisko
vote kare
sabka malik ek
kiska hath dharen
salon se
raste par
yuhin hin
khaden
ab
kismet
se kya laden
ped kya dega phal
jab
chuye
kha gaye jaden

to ray framroze
my childhood friend

God Did Not Vote This Time

God Did Not Vote This Time, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 100,037 items / 606,524 views

god busy
bringing relief
to people all over
maharashtra
did not vote
this time
in protest
against
politicians
who for the welfare
of his people
dont care a dime
his people suffer
rising electric bills
rising taxes
rising cost of
education
living dead
in his lifetime
long live crime
says a nexus
of leaders and criminals
every time
as the bells chime
his people
becoming old tired
disillusioned
in their prime
children begging
on the streets
no school time
on the backs
of a single vote
to vidhan sabha
of success
the candidate
climbs
the poor man
searching
for his life
in the meantime

Break Dance of Democracy

Break Dance of Democracy, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 100,036 items / 606,524 views

I bring my elections documentary to its climax with a new set at Flickr titled Break Dance of Democracy ...I left home this morning at 8 am to cast my vote at St Stanislaus School..making sure that I had deposited my camera to the watch man at St Peters Church..I carried my Bandra Samachar Press Card..

I am 55 years old and do not possess a Voters card, I had applied for it but have not received it as yet, though my wife and son Saif Shakir are the only ones who got it in my family..

I carried my pan card and cast my vote .. the time I reached the polling booth the turnout was very poor , just a few dozen people mostly Christians and Bohras two communities that are aware of their rights and responsibilities.


Well I think people will come post noon , all shops at Bazar Road are closed , my shop is closed too, I will resume work after 2pm.

I shot party members sitting all over Bandr…

Go And Make Your Vote Count

Go And Make Your Vote Count, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
go out and make your
vote count
13 october
election day
8 am to 5 pm
fixed determination
no discount
from the horse
of your laziness
time to dismount
with your
vote
take the
government
into account
no one can buy
your vote
whatever amount
the politicians
dread another
recount
vote
democracy's
crucial
fount
an attack
on a sucked
system
to surmount


At the age of 55 years I have yet to get my voters card like a chappati on the tawa burnt dark brown those who issue the voter card gone out of town...to cast their vote in their hometown...democracy weeps face down.. as it waits for the final count down, party .heads in line for Maharashtra's crown

Vote You Must

Vote You Must, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 100,035 items / 606,379 views

if
in liberty
equality
justice
truth you
trust
wake up
to the call of
democracy
however hard
you have to adjust
tomorrow
13 October
vote you must
brush your teeth
shower
say your prayers
god will quench
your thirst
so
be in the line
with your voter card
into the face of politics
your vote thrust
be first
along
with the poor
Bombay Times
Page 3
Upper Crust
the system sucks
it cant get worst
nonplussed
with iron in your soul
turning to rust
ashes to ashes
dust to dust
choose responsibly
the right man
who will fight
for your right
be accurately
focused
if you dont vote
you disgust
to society
humanity
your act
unfair
unjust

Vote Vote Vote (13 Oct 2009)

Vote Vote Vote (13 Oct 2009), originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 100,034 items / 606,325 views

vote vote vote
the public
a sacrificial goat
slaughtered
butchered
to keep
democracy afloat ...
crocodiles
swimming
in the moat
following
your dream boat
elect one
who will
lovingly
rip your throat
vote vote vote
read this as a
musical note


to Vishwajeet Pradhan