Sunday, November 7, 2010

Muslim Beggars The Lord God Forgot

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in the web of
disillusionment
womanly despair
i caught
muslim beggar
women
outside gods
spiritual mansion
as they beg and rot
the soul of
peace and brotherhood
only motherhood
sisterhood
womanhood
shamed to
a lonely slot
as the muezzin calls
allah ho akbar
within an earshot
bombing mosques
killing innocent people
a new murderous jihad
eunuch silence
burning minarets
not an american
or a jewish plot
muslims lustfully
love killing muslims
another one bites
the dust while
another one
gets shot
we breed
suicide bombers
prolifically putting
the soul of Islam
in a spot
the unborn child
on the threshold of life
trembling shivering
with fear as a blood clot
bleeding scriptures
mangled corpses
a pleading
skull cap
giving testimony
on the dead body
of a tiny tot

For Fuck Sake Read My Profile Before You Add Me As A Contact On Flickr

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I relive a nightmare every time I log into Flickr where all my blogs poems street pictures originate.

As a person like many of you I have my likes dislikes preferences and what I shoot is not what I like but I shoot it all the same I shoot culture rituals customs that are part of the crucible of peace in the land I live in India the place of my birth and heritage.

I dont ridicule the people I shoot or insult their ancestry or religiosity and I dont shoot porn or filth, it is not necessary I shoot only what you like , my account is marked SAFE by Flickr management and the buck stops there.

I shoot Shiasm although I am a Shia Muslim but if you are watching my pictures than see them as a part of religious photo journalism.. It matters not whether you like Shia or consider them infidels that is your personal prerogative I wont change.

Be human as I am when I shot these pictures , I am a Muslim but the bulk of my images pay tribute to Hinduism , part of a thread I shoot as photojournalism called Hope and Hindutva a Message of Peace and Humanity.

I shoot Hijras and I have a Hijra Guru though I am a straight heterosexual male

I shoot Hijras the transgender to show you their struggle with a system that treats them as Untouchables.

Now perhaps you who add me as a contact on Flickr have your own views preferences but dont shove it up my reluctant ass.. I am not interested in seeing transgender body parts , how they fuck or how they give head.

Please dont treat me as a Moron , read my Profile for fuck sake before you add me, dont add me without a profile picture or incomplete profile bio data .

I have thus blocked 496 contacts at Flickr nothing personal but my way of acceptance on my terms.


My Profile you have to read before you Add me as contact on Flickr, I think in this regard Facebook is million light years ahead from a monolithic system of adding contacts or friends at Flickr.

Because of all this as a silent protest seeking change conducive to harmony and peace as blogger whose pictures educate show you the underbelly of life on the edge I have strangled my Flickr comment box forever.

Stop adding me to your Groups I am not interested,,,

www.flickr.com/people/firozeshakir/

My Flickr Profile Reads as Follows

PLEASE READ MY PROFILE BEFORE YOU ADD ME AS A CONTACT HERE AT FLICKR

I have stopped adding transgender crossdressers gays homosexuals with lewd photo streams and favorites as contacts completely I will block you with immediate effect.

Unauthorized use or reproduction of my pictures or text for any reason is prohibited ...

PLEASE DONT ADD ME AS A CONTACT IF YOU ARE INTO PORN SEMI PORN , KINKY GROUPS I AM NOT INTERESTED IN BEING A POSTER BOY ON YOUR LIST OF FRIENDS EVEN IF IT IS ONE SIDED FROM YOUR END- I WILL BLOCK YOU IMMEDIATELY ..PLEASE RESPECT MY RIGHT OF PRIVACY..AS I RESPECT YOURS..

DO NOT ADD ME AS A CONTACT if you have tasteless masturbationally self-indulgent crap on your page!..find someone of your own kind dont subject me to blocking you - which I will if I see my thumbnail on your contacts page.


PLEASE DONT SEND ME INVITATIONS FOR GROUPS..I DONT BELONG TO GROUPS HERE OR AT FACEBOOK OR ELSEWHERE

I WILL BLOCK ONE SIDED CONTACTS THAT HAVE ADDED ME WITHOUT THEIR PROFILE OR AVATAR OR THOSE INTO KINKY GROUPS..PORN ETC..


I HAVE BLOCKED 496 SUCH CONTACTS..

A Humble Request to those who visit my site for the first time..whatever your religion or faith, I shoot all religions, so please see the respective collection that is part of your religious or mental make up, my main collections are Shiasm, Hinduism, Christianity , Sufism, Poetry, Maryamma Feast 2008-2009, and a collection of Hijdas ..



Just see what is appropriate to your taste..this is a photo journalist blog, just remember this is my photo stream I call the shots..I am doing a public service by showing you a corner of my world that you wont see in travel brochures..

I do not promote any religion..I cannot cater to your individual religious taste .. I am a Shia Blogger but not bound to any ideology of narrow mindedness or bigotry..

As a silent protest I have removed my comment boxes from all my Flickr pictures till one day when Flickr introduces Comment Moderation, the right to publish a comment rests in my hands , I will keep my comment box off limits to the public..




Firoze Shakir
Photographerno1..is a Shia mystic..they don't make like this any more.. he walks on fire,self flagellates,cuts his forehead each Moharam.. he is sane as sane as you or the guy next door,..
HE WALKS BARE FEET..MOCKING AND KISSING THE GROUND WITH HIS FEAT.. THEY SHED TEARS TOO..SOAKED IN BLOOD OF PAIN.

I shoot pictures of pain , as I see pain in the viewfinder of my soul, my poems are my personal thoughts , perhaps they are a bit opinionated.I am not a Mullah or a preacher ,
I give space I don't need to grab attention.

Flickr is where all my posts blogs poems originate..

In a way Flickr is my homesite -

Two years free Pro membership was presented to me by Dr Glenn Losack MD the furious physician.


Firoze Shakir
Photographerno1

5 July 2007 Mumbai India

President Obama At Holy Name High School Mumbai

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www.holynamers.com/index.html



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dancing with the kids
to the tune of a koli song
obama with two left feet
michelle more fluid
headstrong
as she moved along
to the beats of
hope and humanity
making two nations
brave and strong
a bond of peace
lifelong
prosperity this diwali
auspicious all along
a world without borders
to which as humans
we belong a path
of freedom truth justice
liberty equality
always right
never wrong

an after thought
as a cosmic poet
i prolong

obama makes the word dance to his tune
a message of power of politics headlong
two right feat a power greater than king kong




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4ZVSm1lBxo

Holy Name High School Colaba

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not campion
not cathedral
john conon
nor st marys
instead president
obama chose
holy name high school
a thought boastful
a trip useful
of an educational
modest module
the gods thankful
sweet memories
of an alma mater
moment relived
like a magical film
on the soul
of lost childhood
as it unspools
from the drain of life
into the whirlpool
time and tide
awakening the soul
as poetic gruel
calisthenics of a
karmic mind
uber cool
the ghost
of fr f x fernandes
watching the kids
as they break
some more rules
walk dont run
in a tinpot school
outside the classrom
of mrs menezes
sanding on a stool
reminiscing
desensitizing
the wise dumb and the fool