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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost

Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna Yeh Hum Nahin Jaante Magar Jee Nahin Sakte Tumhaare Bina

Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna Yeh Hum Nahin Jaante Magar Jee Nahin Sakte Tumhaare Bina, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
he had jumped
from the fifteenth floor
because she would
not reciprocate his love
she loved another man
she had told him before
but he would not give
up he kept banging
his head at her
hearts closed doors
love is a dangerous
emotion ..unknown
to itself what next
is in store ...
outside the municipal
hospital he waits
broken bone sore
but his spirit unflaggingly
his next move ready
to score ..or

Krishna Brigade .. Dahi Handi Going To Raid - Totally Prepared Unafraid

The most efficient water power in the world - women's tears. Wilson Mizner

For Beggars It Is Ramazn Time When God Hears Their Prayers

For Beggars It Is Ramazn Time When God Hears Their Prayers, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
left overs
of iftar time
with their
loved ones
they share
some coins
from those
in a hurry
to break
their fast
time for
prayers
come eid
the same
old clothes
to wear
unless
some good
soul gives
them a
new pair
a new
comb
to brush
their hair
no new
toys for
their kids
playing
out there
a kind
uncle
gives
them
a handful
of eclair
at home
no sheer
korma
no biryani
no fanfare
with the
money
earned
the roof
to repair
perhaps
get a new
second hand
wheelchair
for crippled
abuzaer

I Shoot Poetic Madness

I Shoot Poetic Madness, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
mad people
in all kinds
of dirty
disheveled
dress
mad people
no permanent
address
nomad ,,
totally mad
yes ..their
souls i
capture
to add
to my
own
creative
madness
through
their angst
a pain
of unliving
unloving 'i try
to express
mad people
a minority
more or less
i leave it
to you
majority
people to
guess
sane
insane
both
in society
oppressed
awaiting
a healing
touch
a soothing
godly
caress
the mad
pilgrims
progress
has nothing
to do with
failure or
success

The Woman's Tale ..

The Woman's Tale .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

carrying empty dabbas
to the market for resale
her body weak her spirits
frail..slow and steady
but not a snail,,truth
is tough truth prevails
to make ends meet
the beaten trail..
surmounting pressures
she must avail..
do or die work travail,
see her picture hear
her silent wail..
as life pales
her only concern
she must not fail

Who Is Scared Of The Barber Not Me ... Nerjis Asif Shakir

The GrandFather .. Hands Full

The GrandFather .. Hands Full, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
three
grand
daughters
housefull
retired life
cool cool
beautiful
for the
emptiness
of life
to add color
becoming a
grand father
was the best
gift from god
totally thankful
with them around
no medicine
no placebo
no capsule
cup of
life brimful
when they
fight it
is grandpa
they push
they pull
the horse
to ride
all bull

Nerjis Asif Shakir 5 Day Old.. First Haircut Of Her Life

Nerjis Asif Shakir 5 Day Old.. First Haircut Of Her Life, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

the razor
in the barbers
hand ..deftly
cuts her locks
now fear has
gone for a walk
nerjis braves
the moment
unmovable rock
than into
the eye of her
grandfather
her camera
eye she locks
at 8 she begins
to stand and walk
at 15 months
she shoots she talks
a sprout of the same
stalk..she rocks

Nerjis Asif Shakir And Dr Glenn Losack MD Her Photo Guru

Nerjis Asif Shakir And Dr Glenn Losack MD Her Photo Guru, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
now nerjis
before you
hold the
camera
in your hand
it is the most
powerful instrument
of mass instruction
you must understand
its not about nikon
or canon or any other
brand .. an image
is a destined constructive
moment that you shot
adding hope to its
cosmic plan..shooting
people shooting man
glenn losack teaching
photography to
nerjis asif shakir
first hand

Growing Up In Bandra Is a Beautiful Thought

Growing Up In Bandra Is a Beautiful Thought, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
in a garden
where jesus
waters
the plants
gives
them love
care affection
everything
they want
thank you
father
each
morning
they chant

dedicated to fr lawrie ..who has yet to see nerjis asif shakir street photographer of bandra 2 year old...

Nerjis Asif Shakir 5 Month Old Healer

Nerjis Asif Shakir 5 Month Old Healer, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

we heal
without
touching
people
because
they are
spokes
of a
medicine
wheel
a cosmic
wheel
cathartic
to what
we feel
from within
a pain
we conceal
keeps getting
better with zestful
zeal ....making
us forget the void
the emptiness
the worst
ordeal

dedicated
to leyla

Nerjis Asif Shakir And Lucky The Labrador

Nerjis Asif Shakir And Lucky The Labrador, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

now
jeff lamb
would love
them both
memories
pledged
to an oath
friendship
never dies
it adds
nostalgia
to growth

Mr Rajesh Khanna Shot By Nerjis Asif Shakir 21 Month Old

Mr Rajesh Khanna Shot By Nerjis Asif Shakir 21 Month Old, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
nanhe hathon
ne khichi hai
tasvir apki
ek chahite
kalakar
ek chahita
nana
aur unke
pyar ki
ek khamoshi
aur ashirwad
ke intezar ki

Healing A Dog By Touch

Healing A Dog By Touch, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
lucky the labrador
told nerjis asif shakir
in doggie language
najjo thank you
very much
when hope fails
its faith we clutch

najjo nodded her head
said lucky bat hai sach
zindagi ek tamasha
yeh jahan rang manch

Do You Really Need Camera Vision To Shoot Pictures Without A Camera..

Do You Really Need Camera Vision To Shoot Pictures Without A Camera.., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

at one year old
her inbuilt camera
eye absorbs
what she sees
on the screen
of her mind
she learns
to freeze
though
she did tell
him sir may
i shoot
your picture
please .
nerjis asif
shakir
wont shoot
flowers insects
leaves nor
golden sunsets
birds sitting
on trees ..
man his fall
man his resilience
to rise his world
the street is now
her heritage
truth and belief
she will shoot
pain she will
shoot human
life and grief