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Please Bless Me Beggar Poet .. He Said

Please Bless Me Beggar Poet .. He Said, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. ready
to meet
the maker
he bowed
his head
he had
had water
he was
well fed
his pain
his sacrifice
as a dam
madar malang
i had read
he was
a styrean cock
purebreed
well bred
to save the
soul of his
master
to appease
the humility
of the great
goddess
he would
soon be
dead
his crown
all red
his goodness
on my beggars
heart
he spread


to all mothers
on google +
best wishes
a gift called
motherhood
he blessed

Goddess Marriamman

Goddess Marriamman, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Māri (Tamil: மாரி),Tulu(mAri), also known as Mariamman (Tamil: மாரியம்மன் and Mariaai (Marathi: मरी आई), both meaning "Mother Mari", spelt also Maariamma (Tamil: மாரியம்மா), or simply Amman or Aatha (Tamil: அம்மன், "mother") is the South Indian Hindu goddess of disease and rain. She is the main South Indian mother goddess, predominant in the rural areas of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Māri is also closely associated with the Hindu goddesses Parvati and Durga as well as with her North Indian counterpart Shitala Devi.

Māri likely originated as a village goddess related to fertility and rain. The goddess would have been a local deity, connected to a specific location, close to a certain tree, a rock or a special spot, mostly in rural areas. According to some sources, Mariamman is the same as Renuka or Yellamma and even Sri Chowdeshwari D…

The Animal Sacrifice

The Animal Sacrifice, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. I am new to photography, but when I did enter the world of image taking my earliest pictures I shot on film were of a Hindu festival and Goddess at Manor worshipped by the tribals who sacrificed goats chicken to her .. I have no records of those pictures shot about 15 years back..

But I was fascinated with blood , I began shooting the animal slaughter during Bakra Idd I shot mostly goat but than was lucky to shoot the more difficult bull slaughter at Behrampada Bandra.

And its been a few years I started shooting the animal sacrifice of the Tamil Hindus during the Marriamman feast at Nehru Nagar Juhu and Mahim Macchimar colony..

I dont glorify what I shoot but I shoot it as a reality of life as a custom ritual of a community ..I dont prejudge , I dont ridicule I write positively that is why I am able to shoot all this without hindrance

And so I shot the bullock cart race in Alibagh Murud Janjira now banned completel…

The Beggar Poet and the Butcher

The Beggar Poet and the Butcher, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. I thank all those who recently added me to their Google+ circle..

What I document is a world not seen in travel brochures of India .. I poetize the pain of the living dead I do not do this for commercial gain I dont sell my text or pictures ..I am only published on the net on a few human hearts that see and feel the world like me..

Thanks and in a way I get to see your world too..

Firoze Shakir
Beggar Poet
13 May 2012

Beggar Poet I Meet My Death Without a Tear In My Eye

Beggar Poet I Meet My Death Without a Tear In My Eye, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

the time
has come
for me to go
soon i will
die my blood
will flow
like a river
on the
sidewalk
it will dry
i came
in peace
my pieces
they will
fry to
appease
the soul
of man
to plead his
cause i
will meet
his maker
in the sky
to save him
his heritage
i will cry
fall at
the feet
of the goddess
i will try
oh beggar
poet i see
your pain
i too can
see you die
barefeet
blogger
held in
captivity
within a frame
memories
of mumbai

i could not write a poem if i did not shoot it.. on the sly

The Barefeet Blogger

a sacrificial lamb taking the blessings of a sacrificial goat