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He Is A Poet He Dies Everyday

He Is A Poet He Dies Everyday, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 185,018 items / 1,461,467 views

he reminds me
of a love story gone sour
he loved her immensely
in his life his poetry
she was his ivory tower
she was his soul his strength
his manly godly power
till she got enraptured with another
beautiful fan tail dove in her bower
she forgot her moment of nostalgia
memories petals leaves and flowers
timeless pain the heart of a poet
devours the pining seconds minutes
the stop gap hours ...all washed
away in a gush of monsoonal shower
even the bodies we own is not ours

Jesus Is Fed Up Of This World

Jesus Is Fed Up Of This World, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
185,008 items / 1,461,443 views

this world
has gone from
bad to worse
poetically
perverse
a real curse
man born
in a cradle
doomed to
a hearse
his cosmic fate
corrupted
beyond
redemption
his life
his love
materialistic
his spirituality
e commerce
on the soul
of his unborn child
a punishment
adverse
a thought
accursed
a balloon burst
a parched throat
unquenchable thirst


Benn Bell May 14 at 6:29pm Report
Your work continues to inspire, Firoze.

two friends from Buzznet to Flickr Facebook a path traversed

This Is My 185000 Blog At Flickr.com

This Is My 185000 Blog At Flickr.com, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 185,002 items / 1,461,172 views

pictures
of the streets
Hinduism'
Shiasm
Sufism
Christianity
Hijras
Poetry
beggars
asking alms
ma tujhko
lakho salam
in the depth
of my heart soul
my mind you
put the best of Islam
you gave me hope
you gave me life
Hussain is My Imam
My Karbala in
Hindustan
The land of Brahma
Vishnu Shiva and Ram
values traditions
peace humanity
within my soul
you embalmed
my restless soul
with poetry
you calmed

Maa Mati Manush

Maa Mati Manush, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 184,981 items / 1,461,135 views

image courtesy Kaushik Dutta


"Its an unprecedented historic victory .
This is a victory for Maa Mati Manush.
This is a verdict against agony and oppression.." Mamta Banerjee Trinamool Congress

maa mati manush
bangal ki janta khush
mahishasur
single handedly
in his lair
she ambushed
bought down
to the ground
with the power
of the people
her indradhanush
green the color of envy
red blasted out forever
with a shove and a push

Lalbagh Chya Raja ..Wants Poriborton In Maharashtra Too

Lalbagh Chya Raja ..Wants Poriborton In Maharashtra Too, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 184,980 items / 1,460,916 views


a new challenge
a new change
a new hope
dynamic and new
for the common man
me and you
something
out of the blue
ring out the old
ring in the new
no more scams
corruption
a simple life
of peace happiness
will do keep
your lavassa
your shanghai
let mumbai
be mumbai
thank you

poriborton
the need
of the hour
for once
giving
the people
their due

Lalbagh Chya Raja ..I Have Never Asked Him For Anything As Yet

Lalbagh Chya Raja ..I Have Never Asked Him For Anything As Yet, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 184,980 items / 1,460,889 views


i shoot him
in all seasons
barefeet
dehydrated
diabetic
drenched
in sweat
in heat
humidity
in the rains
share him
with all of you
on the internet
my trials
my tribulations
my sufferings
my sorrows
he knows
them all
he knows
i am forever
broke
in debt
he knows
i will never
ask him
a pledge
i took
before
we met
what
i need
if he gives
to someone
more deserving
than me would
give me
peace
happiness
instead
i did ask
for a simple
honest
death

Lalbagh Chya Raja ..Jai Ho

Lalbagh Chya Raja ..Jai Ho, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 184,980 items / 1,460,877 views

jai ho
chappar phad
ke dega
yeh bat man lo
take it easy
go slow
share with others
what he gives
to you
so his bounty
overflows
there is no
beginning
or end
once you
enter his doors
he scores
you ask
for less
he gives
you more
when it
rains
it pours
the essence
oh hope humanity
his inner core
as you kiss
the ground
touch the floor
hee shan konachi
lalbagh chya raja chi
encore


to a brother poet aaditya thackeray in humility and gratitude

Lalbagh Chya Raja ..I Give To You What He Gifts To Me

Forget Your Pain Your Sorrows Come One And All

Forget Your Pain Your Sorrows Come One And All, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
the raja beckons
the raja calls
in garlands
flowers
golden shawls
always there
for one and all

Lalbagh Cha Raja King of Kings

Lalbagh Cha Raja King of Kings, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
184,980 items / 1,460,856 views


I am 20 pictures away from completing 185000 photo blogs at Flickr.com I could post 20 pictures and complete it instantly but I savoring the moment in humility of being a blogger in my mind the blogger only gives ..be it prose pictures or poetry.


Luckily bloggers have self moderation as their only tool , no editorial constrains.. we can post what we want , provided here at Flickr you need a Pro Account I have been lucky my 2 year Pro Membership was gifted to me by my patron now a family friend Dr Glenn Losack MD who loves India he calls Mother India as much as he loves his own country for him New York Manhattan and Mumbai Bhendi Bazar back lanes are synonymous with world peace.

And I hope and pray he makes it to Mumbai this year in the rains...

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lalbaug is a prominent locality in Mumbai (Bombay), India. Lalbaug lies in the approximate cen…

Shooting Lalbagh Chya Raja Is a Spiritual High

Shooting Lalbagh Chya Raja Is a Spiritual High, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 184,980 items / 1,460,843 views


This year I shot the last segment of the Lalbagh Chya Raja thanks to Vikram Rajendra Dharankar a Facebook friend , he saved me from being trampled by the crowds I had an injury on my leg but he placed me close to the Gates of Lalbagh Chya Raja and saw I got the best pictures .. this is my tribute to a very dear friend.. I am indebted to his friendship..

And it is friends like him , karyakartas volunteers devotees that help me on my long walk with the Raja barefeet from Lalbagh to Girgaum Chowpatty the following day.. in the wee hours of the morning.

every year
he calls me
to his court
his kingdom
without
borders
only
love devotion
no visa
no passport
lalbagh chya
raja mumbais
only heavenly resort
every year
barefeet
i follow him
with his
devotees
their blessings
their support
during ramzan
they give me
victuals
to break my fast
his mahima
through pictures
i…

Mysticism And The Hijras Are Two Sides of The Same Coin

Mysticism And The Hijras Are Two Sides of The Same Coin, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 184,978 items / 1,459,465 views

When I first set out as a photographer I showed my contact sheets to a so called eminent photographer at my camera club he looked at the shit I had shot monkeys hijras beggars and he said I was directionless and my pictures made no sense , they were an eye sore I hated him but than today .. his words have helped me I shoot what others may not like to shoot and so in a way for me as a photographer it has been a very long journey I moved away from the analogue world from salons from camera clubs and sat under the Bodhi Tree of the Blog... sharing the light with all of you.

I branched out became a blogger at Buzznet Blogspot Wordpress and finally rested at Flickr.com than came Twitter and Facebook..this is my final journey..and my Pro membership at Flickr is a gift from a brilliant photographer Dr Glenn Losack MD now family and teacher of Marziya Sh…

Ajmer Sharif Where Besides God Also Peace Lives

Ajmer Sharif Where Besides God Also Peace Lives, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 184,978 items / 1,459,602 views


a sublime moment
everlastingly lives
because he is
more human than
we are he
humanly
forgives but
because
he is godly
through his
godliness
he gives
a blessing
no just as
hindus
muslims
christians
but as
proud
but
humble
Indians
we co exist
god is great
peace is bliss

Kyon Ki Par Hamare Tute Hue Hain.. Sirf Arman Rakhte Hain

Kyon Ki Par Hamare Tute Hue Hain.. Sirf Arman Rakhte Hain, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 184,978 items / 1,459,602 views

ansuoon
ke sahare
rat din unki
galiyon main
bhatakte hain
jab woh hame
bulate hain
sar ke bal
unke dar pe
girte hain
ham hussain
ki chaukat
pe sajda
karte hain
karbala
kahan hai
hame pata nahi
lekin ham ajmer
ko bhi karbala
samjhte hain

I Have Blocked 602 People At Flickr

I Have Blocked 602 People At Flickr, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 184,978 items / 1,459,612 views


Simply because they dont read my Flickr profile before adding me .. I cant ignore their request to get rid of them from my life I have to block them this one sided adding of friends or contact is the greatest curse as Flickr pro member ..
I have no problem with you sexual orientation your pictures but I want to be no part of you nothing personal..

I prefer Facebook contact request you add you Ignore or you remove them altogether with a click on you dont know the person.

But this is my constant never ending cry at Flickr.com

XXXX has added you as a contact.
Make them a contact too?

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

I have stopped adding transgender cross dressrs 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 f…

Poriborton

Poriborton, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 184,978 items / 1,459,871 views


"Ya devi sarbabhuteshshu, sakti rupena sanksthita Namasteshwai Namasteshwai Namasteshwai namo namaha."

Kaushik Dutta
Amazing -13
CPM born on 1964 & came to power after 13 yrs in WB.
TMC born on 1998..........coming to power after 13 yrs (2011)
Counting Date: 13th May
Chief Minister= 13 letters
CPM leaving Bengal- 13th May


Poriborton
made the difference
in the End
the soul of
government
not god
only public
can bend
Mamta mother of all
motherhood the new
uptrend a poetic
thought of sweet victory
into the heart of a dead
force message sends
my people my land
i will defend
"Mahishashura Mardini"
a power god send
blessings transcend
for the first time
in West Bengal
a very happy
weekend


Long Live Poriborton
the end of CPM
a doomed dead end

Jesus Save Me From MTNL Broadband

Jesus Save Me From MTNL Broadband, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 184,979 items / 1,460,242 views


Your complaint has been booked .
Your docket number is 1453 thank you for using MTNL Broadband

Mr Tewary Gen Manager
MTNL Broadband
Mr Upadaya Dep Gen Manager
Bandra Reclamation
Mr Shyam Sundarji
Mr Jony
St Martins Road Bandra

My problems continue
unresolved my pain you
might not understand
MTNL Broadband
Nightmare on Demand
my son surrendered
his WIFI modem
26514261
his land line he could
not take it any longer
because you all
could not resolve
his problem
and ....I am now
the only one using
your services
so many complaints
my blogging hands
cut off by MTNL Broadband
so finally I plead
to Jesus to save me
before I too crash land
my pain first hand
at MTNL Broadband
beck and command
following the footprints
on quicksand bursting
my poets pituitary gland
a poem I end click
wont expand

I die everyday on facebook

I die everyday on facebook, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 184,979 items / 1,460,311 views


thank you randy i want to meet you once before i die its another thing i die every day on facebook..

i have a peculiar strange
relationship with facebook
i die everyday when
i log in my mouth
swollen jaws
rusty fish hook
luckily i am
on my own
poems to her
memory
in the cauldron
of my mind
on a simmering stove
i need not cook
her friendship
for love i mistook
sometimes
we fall in love
with the cover
before we read
the full book
my soul trembles
my inner being
surreptitiously shook
deleted doomed
from my poetry
her mind
soul she
unhooked
a muse
the shining
brilliance
profundity
of her charm
her divine look
from the soul
of her innocence
some good experiences
some good gracious
thoughts i partook
she in her corner
me in my nook
trying to change
for the better
my poetry
my pathos
my passion
my spiritual
sincerity
my outlook

If The Hijra Wore A Hijab She Would Become Complete

If The Hijra Wore A Hijab She Would Become Complete, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 184,979 items / 1,460,322 views

nobody
would know
the difference
in love and war
everyone cheats
the hijra in the hijab
the hijra complete
lovely curved arched
eyebrows
dainty feet as she
walked gracefully
with dignity
down the street
this poets poetry
missed a heart beat
a poem his soul wrote
his hands wont delete
mumbai summer
hot scorching heat
oh to be in mumbai
bitter and sweet
juicy pulpy tadgolas
as you squeeze
pop in your mouth
swallow and eat
what is left
the flesh will secrete
when you the hijra
in a hijab on crossroads
clandestinely meet

The Untouchable Hijra Veil

The Untouchable Hijra Veil, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 184,979 items / 1,460,356 views

she was untouchable
to every male
but i was an exception
being poet in search
of the holy hijra grail
she was a hijra mind you
but i treated her like
a goddess on my wings
of fancy 'she set sail
through the winding lanes
of my poetry
she followed
my trail
her pouted
pillow lips
sweltering hips
valley and dale
her heaving bosom
her crying cleavage
soft fleshy and frail
dusky siren
scared and pale
the hijras pain
the hijras tale
in the dark
on a creaking cot
her moans
her wails
she used her teeth
she used her nails
clawing
away at the
flesh of my
poetry
she left me
behind
a single message
dont call me
dont send me mail
a love story
a figment
of my mind
on the roadside
derailed
a breach
in the wall
of love
i had tried
to scale

a tear
on the soul
of this poem
seriously
solemnly
i failed
on the cross
of my poetry
i too was nailed

I wanna break free ... wannna break free ... FREEEEEEEE

I wanna break free ... wannna break free ... FREEEEEEEE, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 184,979 items / 1,460,366 views

facebook is like a jail
you sit around waste time
have a profile picture
write on walls get poked
by girls guys
you dont really know

deactivate take a break and see
you still wont ever be free
facebook a virus that grows
independently.
.luckily you dont fall
in love as i do..
my pathos passion poetry
.. she has found shade
beneath someone else s tree..
so now i kill time writing
hijra poetry androgynous
anguish anomaly
hopes lost at sea
capsized moments
a raft grounded ashore
helplessly to be or
not to be a poet
in love or slave
to my fucked
insanity
bheja fry
brun maska
pani kam
chai jeeeeeee


inspired by a friend,,
with due apologies

The Hijra Niqab

The Hijra Niqab, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 184,979 items / 1,460,403 views

She thanked me for taking her pictures and her smile said so much .. and after almost an year I am giving vent to her feelings on a blank post..

ke apne hame
ek nayi zindagi di
ap ka lakh lakh
shukriya janab
hijde bhi akhir
aurat ki tarah
ek samandar hain
gherai aur sailab
mukaddar ke mare
girdgarati kismet
waqt kharab
halat ki behrehmi
aur begana dil betab

Heena

Heena, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 184,979 items / 1,460,425 views

ek khoobsurat
mod
ek khubsurat
lamha
ek khubsurat
yad
ek khubsurat
khayal
heena
lal lal gal
chalakta
hua jam
chalakta hua
seena
jumbish
ranjish
pyas
'pasina
ek nam
ek sham
ek paigham
heena

A Frozen Moment In Poetry

A Frozen Moment In Poetry, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 184,979 items / 1,460,439 views

she saw me
i saw her
set the soul
of my camera free
from a frozen moment
in poetry captive
but held imploringly
she might just flee
like a bullbul in
my perfumed garden
on the jambul tree
fleeting moments
wingless honey
nectar hungry bee
flowering on the soul
of my humility

a million times
she held me
like rain drops
melting me
a trembling door
of desire
my shaking knees
wet in the rains
outside shivering
a trembling lock
i had lost
the key

If Ticket Collectors Were Hijdas Corruption Would End .

If Ticket Collectors Were Hijdas Corruption Would End ., originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 184,979 items / 1,460,471 views

if hijdas
become politicians
they would be
the common
mans best friend
till the very end
free housing
free education
money
without
interest
they would lend
cops would be honest
also hijdas our property
they would defend
no hafta no such trend

but being a fucked poet
i imagine dreams that
wont ever be reality
because poets
dreams into
reality dont blend
but yes a fucked system
in society the hijdas
could easily mend
and poets would be
hijda politicans
best boy friends
no 2g scams
no cwg all
scams corruption
out of the window
they would send
to a neighboring country
mother of all
embarrassments
who all absconding
terrorists
back to India
would resend
might even hire our hijras
for their sovereignty
to defend be happy
be contend

A Pearl of Memories

A Pearl of Memories, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1. 184,980 items / 1,460,622 views

a string of pearls
reverberate endlessly
memories moments
now here now there
all gone dead as
quickly sadly
as they were born
like fair daffodils
before the early
morning dawn
a pain that
recedes
forward
backwards
a film strip
of timelessness
a past tense and bygone
a cosmic line bisecting
imagination reality
that my fate on
my poetic consciousness
with a razor sharp
blade had drawn
two sides of
of my poetry
of pain
deleted doom
one sensitive
the other
withdrawn