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There are no ladies toilets or washrooms from the foothills to the top of Haji Malang

Haji Malang Alvida Khuda Hafiz

I Asked Someone To Shoot Me Walking The Ramp Barefeet

Shooting The Barren Soul of a Photo Blogger

Shooting The Barren Soul of a Photo Blogger, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 173,174 items / 1,350,805 views

perhaps
she captures
the essence
of my poetry
the drama
of my life
more evocatively
than others do
a photo blogger
a shia hindu
in her eye
i see
myself
clearly too
totally true
a bit older
in wisdom
but in a
different hue
totally new
what you see
is what she
viewed

Jai Maharashtra Jai Ho

Jai Maharashtra Jai Ho, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 173,163 items / 1,350,769 views


for a better future
they slog and wait
neglected denizens
of maharashtra state
empty promises khali pet
who cares what they ate
aged old feeble carrying freight
on their heads another
mans crate dire straits
they live die their children
stagnate on the soul
of humanity merely
dead weight their cosmic
misery their karmic fate
to appease democracy
used as bait a vote bank
that god creates
keeping the wishes
of the politician
who for victory at
his feet prostrate
win they must
add wealth
real estate
kissa kursi ka
survival of the fittest
at any rate
they who
are trustees
of his spiritual estate
while the poor
stand in
a winding line
beg at his gate
jai maharashtra
jai ho
a realistic
poetic update

From One Poet To Another

From One Poet To Another, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 173,071 items / 1,350,081 views

The Load Carriers of Haji Malang

No state treats its original inhabitants like slave drivers as Maharashtra does,, and this is what I show through my pictures as testimony of their oppressed lot , this lady is a daily wage worker she carries stuff for the shop keepers from the foothills of the Malangad mountains to the top of Haji Malang where the Holy Shrine is located , this is her karmic fate and good she is being enumerated as human thing at census time..

And it is hateful even children are made to slog this way but I am not an activist simply a poet and a photographer as much as a Marathi Manoos than those who sit in their gilded citadels.

And I am sure , hundred and one percent sure, that my dear poet friend Aditya Thackeray sees this poem of life .. and does give a healing hand when his time comes on the throne.

This is a genuine appeal beyond politics I hate to talk…

The Grave Awaits The Poet of The Internet

The Grave Awaits The Poet of The Internet, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 173,062 items / 1,350,033 views

published
on the soul
of the cybernet
a page that
opens as
pictures
of life
as a moving set
giving hope
to the cuckoos nest
the hijras that
hompophobic
people detest
shia poetry
to my dear and
nearest
bush poetry
bushism
at its best
love poetry
hate racism
the cry of a
poet victim
at the hands
of a poem hunter
multi color hate
for black poets
you bet by
hardcore
racist poets
least blessed
megalomaniac
of pedestrian verse
overtly obsessed
who they are
you need not guess
on they soul
of poetry forgotten
mortally regressed
through the hands
of karma by
the curse of a barefeet
mystic crazily dressed


to the whirling dervesh john dixon...this poem dedicated duly addressed ..

Forgiveness Is a Virtue Only Flowers Understand

Forgiveness Is a Virtue Only Flowers Understand, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 173,056 items / 1,349,968 views

as they writhe
in my hand
weeping
as the time
has come
to go away
into a nether land
they were born to
give hope touch
the lord as per
cosmic plan
flowers
the only
arbitrator
between
god and man
as garlands
to lal bagh cha raja
as chaddar
to malang baba
their purity
to divinity
goes hand
in hand
on the soul of humanity
as tears they expand


dedicated to the florists of haji malang..

Dargah Sultan Shah Baba Haji Malang

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The Barefeet Beggar Poet of Mumbai

GOODBYE KHUSHI KHUDAHAFIZ

Soi Ja Tara

Soi Ja Tara, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

Nandini The Child Eunuch

My Dreams Are Devoid of Flesh And Bones

My Dreams Are Devoid of Flesh And Bones, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 172,975 items / 1,349,800 views

what belongs to me
someone else owns
squirming in the silence
of my soul i writhe
i moan once
blood sweat tears
now all stone
within
the silhouette
of my despair
all alone
from the mound
of her Venus
dethroned
master of the rings
turquoise
my birthstone
barefeet
bent backbone
as i flow
from the gutters
of the street
into an unknown zone
suicidal my death
i did postpone
a withering wrist
as it groans
what was mine
i have
dispwned
caught
in the tempestuous
fires
of a karmic
cyclone
as i open
my eyes
in my dreams
i see her siting
besides
my gravestone
unmarked
weeds have grown
gone forever
all friends
relatives
i had known

Laxmi Narayan Tripathis Sexy Leg

The Androgyne

The Androgyne, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 172,935 items / 1,349,064 views

crossdressing
the soul of man
fragmented
as it spins
to be or not be
a woman
the only deadly
original sin
biologically man
but a woman
from within
sometimes out
sometimes in
yin yang
as twins
the pathos
the pain
the pin drop
silence
from the rib
of man
the birth
of the
elusive
inclusive
iconic
androgyne

dedicated to stephe feldman

The Androgyne

The Androgyne, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.

Hands Off He Said ...Pani Kam Chai No Bread

I Decide To Leave Haji Malang

I Decide To Leave Haji Malang, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 172,928 items / 1,348,976 views

At about 8.30 am I decided to leave Haji Malang , I hurriedly took leave of Kumar Ketkar and on the way I met the crossdressers and my hijra guru Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, they told me to wait shoot Suultan Shah Babas sandal but I had made up my mind to be in Mumbai ...

The Devotees of Haji Malang Baba Suffer But Dont Complain

The Devotees of Haji Malang Baba Suffer But Dont Complain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 172,923 items / 1,348,959 views

invoking his blessings
facing hardships and pain
winter chill and rain
the devotees of haji malang baba
suffer but dont complain
huddled in open places
on street corners
haji malang
their spiritual domain
hindus muslims all bound
to a common chain
of mohamed ali fatima
hassan and hussain
the gates of paradise
without the ahle bayt
you cannot gain

The Barefeet Beggar Poet of Mumbai

Pardanashin Hijra

Moods of Hijra Icon Laxmi Narayan Tripathi

Moods of Hijra Icon Laxmi Narayan Tripathi

Hardcore Sensuality Laxmi Narayan Tripathi My Hijra Guru

The Myriad Moods of A Hijra Goddess

The Myriad Moods of A Hijra Goddess, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 172,893 items / 1,348,770 views

i shot
blindfolded
with my
cyclopean
camera eye
a thought
she may deny
raw beauty
lies in the soul
of a camera lens
beauty never lies
the myriad moods
of a hijra goddess
human in disguise
on her cheek a
tear rolls as the
fleeting moment flies
in the silhouette
of her eyelashes
i find my poetry
my paradise
neither man
nor woman
nubile
sensual
voluptuous
sweet serene
a slithering
soulful soliloquy
king size
a sleeping goddess
my muse i wait
for her to arise
on the mound
of my despair
the rays of
her sunrise
i wonder
is it merely
loneliness
why she
makes
me cry
barefeet
a beggars bowl
a beggar poet
of mumbai
as the brazen
winds kiss
her lips
my cosmic fate
jeopardize
a drop of
a seminal
silence
as it flows
down
my thighs

mera salaam le ja, dil ka payaam le ja, ulfat ka jaam le ja

na socha na samjha, na dekha na bhaala, teri aarzoo ne, hume maar daala. ...

Badi Chot Khaie Jawani Pe Roye

Aapki Nazaron Ne Samjha, Pyaar Ke Kabil Mujhe

Aapki Nazaron Ne Samjha, Pyaar Ke Kabil Mujhe, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. Hindi Lyrics:

Aapki Nazaron Ne Samjha, Pyaar Ke Kabil Mujhe
Dil Ki Ai Dhadkan Thaher Ja, Mil Gayee Manzil Mujhe
Aapki Nazron Ne Samjha

Ji Hamen Manzoor Hai, Aapka Ye Faisla
Kah Rahi Hai Har Nazar, Banda Paravar Shukriya
Do Jahaan Ki Aaj Khushiyan Ho Gayee Haasil Mujhe
Aapki Nazron Ne Samjha ...

Aapki Manzil Hoon Main Meri Manzil Aap Hain
Kyon Main Toofaan Se Darun Mere Saahil Aap Hain
Koi Tufanon Se Kah De, Mil Gaya Sahil Mujhe
Aapki Nazron Ne Samjha ...

Pad Gai Dil Par Meri, Aapki Parchhaiyan
Har Taraf Bajane Lagin Saikadon Shahnaaiyaan
Hanske Apni Zindagi Mein, Kar Liya Shaamil Mujhe
Aapki Nazron Ne Samjha ...