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Happy Birthday Maheshwariji

Happy Birthday Maheshwariji, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 100,720 items / 622,124 views

Beneath your Lotus Feet
Lies this photographers
poetic destiny..
what was hidden
you made him see
footprints
on the sands of time
as pictures
for posterity
unlocking a world
without a key
a holistic science
that touches and heals
we call it photography

Will The Hijra Ever Be Free ?

Will The Hijra Ever Be Free ?, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 100,719 items / 621,953 views

gagged forever
bound to a
hate filled
discriminating
gender biased
society
will the hijra
ever be free ?
stigmatized
cursed
forever
by her
androgynous
ancestry
to be or not to be
a man with a soul
of a woman
a woman he cannot be
neither this nor that
his karmic destiny
an optical illusion of fate
he is not what you see
a mystical apparition
human and ghostly
enslaved
manacled
broken winged creature
from the burning fame
he cannot flee
a dance of doomed death
choreographing pain
involuntarily