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Shot By Marziya Shakir on Nikon D 80

Shot By Marziya Shakir on Nikon D 80, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 138,618 items / 1,073,326 views

What can I tell you about this shot it goes beyond the decisive moment ..

What Is God ?

What Is God ?, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 138,617 items / 1,073,287 views

God is different things to different people , one may say God is the creation of mans mind , another might say if there was no God man would have invented him.


Beyond the world of religiosity lies the universal God of Peace Hope and Humanity., and this is the God of the Artist, the artist has his God embedded in his Art.

And if you really really want to see God , look into the panoramic soul of a childs eyes , and you will see God and in case you dont see him than God when he made you forgot to gift you with the inner sight required too see the spectral light in the soul of darkness.


Marziya is two and a half year old child , gifted with a fine tuned perception, she comes here to the Ganesha workshop by invitation , the Artists here bond with her and they give her the privilege of coloring hope on the outer layer the Lords divinity.

Marziya is left handed so she moves from artist to artist a…

A Hope Called Marziya Shakir

Sathi Hath Badana

Sathi Hath Badana, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 138,616 items / 1,072,939 views

ek akela mar jaye
dusre ki lash uthana
sathi hath badana
bhik mangar
ek din jald
khuda ko muh
hai deekhana
sathi hath badana
lashe ka wazan uthna


with due apologies

These Are People Who Die Every Day Bit By Bit

These Are People Who Die Every Day Bit By Bit, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 138,600 items / 1,072,705 views

staring at the
dead soul of humanity
on the edge of a pit
seeking hope on a path unlit
once they were happy like you
by bad karma they got hit
doomed destiny
as they sit
these are people
who die every day bit by bit
each one has
a different story
painful played
out as a skit
thrown out by
their children
in their old age
writing
their own obit
fate cheated
them
brilliantly to wit
no man
is born a beggar
society
makes
him a beggar
at the face of it
i see with
my camera
what you
dont want
to see with
your eyes
is that it
as a photographer
i too die
bit by bit
with every
shot i take
my soul gets hit
a thought
my own doomed
deprivation
my own misery
with my own hand
my throat slits
i am not a poet
just a juggler
of words
frustratingly
over dressed
in a crazy outfit
what god
gives me
as food for
thought
over the internet
to you
through
the internet
i crazily tr…

This Poet Has Hoof and Mouth Disease

Creating Poetry Out the Flesh of the Soul

This is Humanity in a Plastic Body Bag

This is Humanity in a Plastic Body Bag, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. these are
pictures of life
as is where is
the presswala
the magazinewala
will never shoot
why?
because pictures
of salman khan
bipasaha basu
john abraham
is what sells
they loot
or pictures of
deepika padukone
siddhartha mallya
ranbir kapoor
so shooting
the living dead
in a plastic bag
is my labors fruit
taking me back
to my roots my
past my present
my future
my childrens
children s
off shoots
the poor trampled
unde a lesser
gods boots

This is the Muslim World of Pain

This is the Muslim World of Pain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. demoralizing
my humanity
his spastic
spasmodic
pain a moment
in timelessness
only the godly
on the streets
can attain
a windowless
door less world
of Muslim pain
crushing the roots
of my heart
the wrenching
the branches
of my brain

i took a step backwards
almost fell into a drain

The Beggars Bowl Gets Wet In The Rains

The Beggars Bowl Gets Wet In The Rains, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. and it rains and it rains and it rains
hidden beneath the soul of an umbrella
held captive to a fucked fate of a beggar
in chains like this from one generation
to the next he will remain perched
as a flesh eating maggot living
in the drain in a Muslim world of pain

The Silhouette of the Hijab

The Silhouette of the Hijab, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. alignment
of our spirituality
with our morality
at ease the soul
of Islam
nothing else
to please
womanhood
the fountainhead
of our future
brotherhood and peace
embedded in the soul
of my poetry images
such as these

The Muslim World of Pain

The Muslim World of Pain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. humanity
bound to
a chain
when it
shines
it rains
hope
searching
for solace
in the valley
mountains
poetic plains
hearts numb
bombarded
brains
standing
on one leg
the wisdom
of the crane

The Princess and The Dwarf

The Princess and The Dwarf, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. caught
between
a tear and a laugh
happiness
in a glass
sometime full
sometimes half
life held captive
within a graph

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 138,616 items / 1,072,939 views

on the soul of humanity
regardless of pride
beggarly emotions
beggarly woes
misery and despair
they would not hide
a karmic fate
of uncertainty
thy would abide
they were born
minutes before
all hope died
the rich mans god
not by their side
all men are born equal
someone had lied

Life Sometimes Is Nothing But Death In Disguise

Life Sometimes Is Nothing But Death In Disguise, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 138,616 items / 1,072,939 views

i shoot
human beings
poor devastated
human beings
legless armless
formless human beings
eyeless faceless
human beings
now you call
them beggars
for convenience sake
lifeless homeless
human beings
hopeless groundless
human beings
living dead
bed less cot less
human beings
made in the image
of god godless
image less
human beings