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How Could I Tell My Two And A Half Year Old Grand Daughter He Is Not a Dog But Man

How Could I Tell My Two And A Half Year Old Grand Daughter He Is Not a Dog But Man, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. dada meaning grand pa
i want him as a pet she said
as we were in the ricksha
moving ahead i told
marziya shakir
my grand daughter
he was not for sale
or for hire he was a beggar
deformed he earned his bread
but marziya began to weep
she said i want this dog
with the mans head
she began too cry
violently
her face went red
luckily from the path
of tragic faith
our ricksha had fled
the soul of humanity
dehumanized and dead
but rekindled by innocence
on my soul it spread

this is dedicated to both her uncles glenn and fred

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Lalbagh Chya Raja ..Wants Poriborton In Maharashtra Too

Lalbagh Chya Raja ..Wants Poriborton In Maharashtra Too, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 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, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 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, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 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 King of Kings

Lalbagh Chya Raja King of Kings, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. lalbagh chya raja
the king of kings
in the praise of his divinity
the whole world sings
happiness good wishes
in sackfuls he brings
including peace harmony
among all other things
like a fountain of hope
he gives us wings
tears of joy as
it swells as springs


dedicated to shri balasaheb thackeray..

Lal Bagh Chya Raja 2010

Hope And Hindutva A Message Of Peace and Humanity

Hope And Hindutva A Message Of Peace and Humanity, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. वक्रतुंड महाकाय कोटिसूर्यसमप्रभ ।

निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ॥

“Oh! Lord (Ganesha), of huge body and curved elephant trunk, whose brilliance is equal to billions of suns, always remove all obstacles from my endeavors.”

गजाननं भूतगणादिसेवितं कपित्थजंबूफलचारुभक्षणम्‌ ।

उमासुतं शोकविनाशकारकं नमामि विघ्नेश्वरपादपङ्कजम्‌ ॥

“Salutations to Lord Ganesha who has an elephant head, who is attended by the band of his followers, who eats his favorite wood-apple and rose-apple fruits, who is the son of Goddess Uma, who is the cause of destruction of all sorrow. And I salute to his feet which are like lotus.”

सुमुखश्चैकदंतश्च कपिलो गजकर्णकः ।

लम्बोदरश्च विकटो विघ्ननाशो गणाधिपः ।

धूम्रकेतुर्गणाध्यक्षो भालचन्द्रो गजाननः ।

द्वादशैतानि नामानि यः पठेच्छृणुयादपि ।

विद्यारंभे विवाहे च प्रवेशे निर्गमे तथा ।

संग्रामे संकटे चैव विघ्नस्तस्य न जायते ॥

Sumukha, Ekadanta, Kapila, Gajakarnaka, Lambodara, Vika…

Lalbagh Chya Raja A Pucca Mumbaikar

Lalbagh Chya Raja A Pucca Mumbaikar, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. on his gilded throne
royal and regal
om ganeshaya nama
lalbagh chya raja
remover of obstacles
king of kings
lord of the lords
a pucca mumbaikar
bestowing hope
peace and humanity
on the spur
adding to
this city's flavor
a unique
brand
ambassador
a good omen
a good sign
a true savior

I Get An Invitation From The Lord Himself Every Year

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