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There Is Deafning Silence on My Facebook Wall

There Is Deafning Silence on My Facebook Wall, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
I am
words
pictures
blood
sweat
tears
all in all
shooting
garbage
dumps
of bandra
bazar
suspected
dengue
says it all
but over
my dead
body they
wont crawl
i thought
of getting
admitted
at bhabha
municipal
hospital
sleeping
on the floor
with the homeless
the beggars the poor
from slums and chawls
no facebook no twitter
no uploads at flickr
no more scroll ,
death i am not
scared of it as
it holds my
testicular
fortitude
in oxymoron
haste by the balls
so i apologize to
all my friends
michami dukhadam
if i hurt them intentionally
unintentionally please
forgive me one and all
big and small..my
muse most of all
moments of her
lilting laughter
as she teased
me after every call
i have deemed
my body to medicine
my broken heart
my liver my spleen
gall bladder ..
my fragmented
genius my poetry
of life deathly pall
this screen shot of
my life without pokes
no groups no games
no applications
that make ma…

Mera Bachpan Mujhe Lauta Do

Mera Bachpan Mujhe Lauta Do, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. desh
ke shresht
neta mere
sapne
mujhe lauta
do ..mujhe
nanhi munni
gudiya phir
se bana do
mujhe aurat
bankar jeena
nahi mujhe
suli par
latka do
acid se
mera chehra
jala do..mera
baladkar hone
se pehle mujhe
ag main zinda
jala do..
main kothon
par nahi nachungi
main izamat ka
sauda nahi karoongi
mujhe phir ma ki
kok main marwado

We Kill Farmers Dont We ,,,,

We Kill Farmers Dont We ,,,,, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. forced to
commit
suicide
such
is their
destiny
feeding
the nation
dying
tragically
the fields
weep
dolorously
for the plougher
who gave them
love hope
but was killed
by our politics
ingloriously

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The Dabbawalas of Bandra

The Dabbawalas of Bandra, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. I was always fascinated by the hardworking precision bound dabbawalas ..and it goes a long way back, in the early 80s I was working at a fashion store at Bandra and so the dabbawala bought my meals from home at Strand Cinema Colaba..and for that one service so many years back in gratitude I shoot the Dabbawalas I promote their gospel of peace .. and the Dabbawalas are pucca Marathi Manoos , simple and non controversial.. the only time they tok a holiday in the history of the Dabbbawalas was to support Mr Anna Hazare at Azad Maidan I shot that too.. so if I have a camera I stop them and shoot them , ..I know most of the guys from Bandra , and they know me and I inquire about their head man Mr Sopan..

And an American Management college to showcase the Dabbawalas requested me for their pictures and from an Italian photographer .. so now you know what Dabbawalas mean to me,,and what my pictures of Dabbawalas me…

Spice of Life

Spice of Life, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
living
dying
lost
moments
tearfall
crying
underlying
beneath
one layer
another
layer hope
putrefying
caught in
a mouse
trap..for
ever
clawing
no escape
as time
to go
drawing
a pain
receding
withdrawing

This Is Chennai Where Onions Lie At a Womans Feet

Onions Are Forever

Tu Mare Pas Kya Hai... Mera Pas Pyaz Hai

Bhai Main Pyaz Ka Mohtaj Hoon ..

Bhai Main Pyaz Ka Mohtaj Hoon .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
ma ghar par
karti hai intezar
kaha paise
nahi chaihye
bhik main
sirf pyaz
le ana
beta honar
na karna
inkar
warna aj
phir ho
jayegi takrar
khane ka
maza adhura
main ho gayi
hoon bezar
bhikari beta
ka ma se
behad pyar
ma ko pyaz
bhoot sawar
kande ka bhau
gire ga zaroor
jab ayegi am
admi ki sarkar
common man
phr se hoga
super star


If wishes were horses,
beggars would ride -
mane bhikari ghode par sawar ,,,
angry young man in deewar

I shot this guy asking for onions instead of money ,, and this poem is for representational purpose

Naya Zamana Ayega Jab Pyaz Ka Bhav Gir Jayega

Naya Zamana Ayega Jab Pyaz Ka Bhav Gir Jayega, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
chapati
pyaz ke
sath khate
hue garib
phir muskurayega
alu ko samose main
gale lagay ga,, alu
khushi ke mare
kach alu ban jayega
jab log sona nahi
pyaz ko zameen
se khojenge sant
sarkar banayega
aur sone ke bhau
pyaz ke samne
ek ana hojayega

na main koie
shayar na main
koie kavi..kanda
ke liye karo phanda
chara ghotala bhi
peeche reh jayega
jab right to reject
alu pyaz ka button
garib dabayega
rat ka bhula phir
subha laut ayega