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Main Maut Se Sharminda Hoon

Main Maut Se Sharminda Hoon, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

shayad isi liye
main zinda hoo
kafan aud kar
soya toh khab
main dekha
main ek
pairnda hoon

People Get Upset I Shoot Beggars .. It Gives The Country A Bad Name

People Get Upset I Shoot Beggars .. It Gives The Country A Bad Name, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
more than
the beggars
i shoot it
is these
sanctimonious
strangers
that feel
ashamed
they think
perhaps
i make
money
selling
beggar
pictures
they call
me names
beggar
photos in
your house
will you frame ?
i show the essence
of misplaced charity
my soul inflamed
little urchins
running after moving
cars at traffic signal
instead of studying
or playing games
the Muslims spend
so much on goats
but nothing for these
wretched souls ..
what a shame
a few coins will
not rehabilitate
them ..they will
remain the same
different faces
different names
seeing their
impoverished
state of existence
struggle a beggar
poet i became

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If I Said I Would Raise Both My Hands To The Skies

If I Said I Would Raise Both My Hands To The Skies, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.

it would be a
blatant lie
limbless
i am
limbless
i will die
without
embarrassing
heaven above
with my dry
tears ..
my beggar eyes
your alms in
my beggars bowl
will suffice
your gesture
i shall always
remember
sweet and nice
my missing hands
are bound to my
impoverished
destiny like
a vicious vice
i am a muslim
beggar at ajmer
the poor mans
heavenly paradise

ya garib nawaz
sun is bande
ki farmaish

Tears On The Soul of The British Residency Lucknow

Tears On The Soul of The British Residency Lucknow, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. 260,387 items / 2,101,897 views


article from net

The Residency is actually a group of buildings that were built in 1800 A.D by the then Nawab of Oudh, Nawab Saadat Ali Khan. It was constructed in order to serve as the residence for the British Resident General who was a representative in the court of Nawab. The palace was rather a sleepy residence for decades but then came an incident, which put it on the world map.

The year 1857 will always be mentioned in the chronicles of history because of its dramatic sequence of events. The year saw the Sepoy Mutiny, which is also sometimes referred as 'The First War of Indian Independence'. Lucknow also became one of the seats of that uprising. The Residency became one of the most talked about battlement during the siege of Lucknow. The mutineers laid the siege on The Residency in early June that year. Nearly all the Europeans who resid…

British Residency

British Residency, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
pictures
i shot
once
upon
a time
now held
in a moment
of a thought
entwined to
rhyme ..
ruins
devastation
still appear
sublime

The British Residency

The British Residency, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
seminal sorrow
a few moments
of forbidden love
now not tomorrow

REST IN PEACE

REST IN PEACE, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
away
from
the vagaries
of time
destruction
disease
sleep at
ease
beneath
a corner
stone
such
as these
tears on
the soul
of the great
indian mutiny

Once Upon A Time In Lucknow

Once Upon A Time In Lucknow, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
silence
shudders
tears asunder
the soul of serenity
at the british residency now
memories lash the moment
of survival ,, time embarrassed
takes a bow ...a lonely planet
rapidly he ploughs ,,..trying to
please the maker somehow.
by the sweat of his brow

dedicated to linda schaefer in jeddah..wow

A Message To A Beggar Poet ..From Mr. Abelie Wanadoo.

A Message To A Beggar Poet ..From Mr. Abelie Wanadoo., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Urgent Reply Needed!
From: Mr. Abelie Wanadoo.
Central Bank Of Burkina-Faso (BCEAO)
Ouagadougou-Burkina Faso

Kindly Reply Me Back Through This My Private Email Address:
abeliewanado@gmail.com


Attn: Please,


This Message Might Meet You In Utmost Surprise. However, It's Just My Urgent Need For Foreign Partner That Made Me To Contact You For This Transaction. I Got Your Contact From Burkina Faso Chambers Of Commerce While I Was Searching For A Foreign Partner. I Assured Of Your Capability And Reliability To Champion This Business Opportunity When
I Prayed To God Or Allah About You.

I Am A Banker By Profession From Burkina Faso In West Africa And Currently Holding The Post Of Manager Of Bill And Exchange At The Foreign Remittance Department; Central Bank Of Burkina-Faso (BCEAO). I Have The Opportunity Of Transferring The Left Over Sum Of ($11.5 Million Dollars) That Belongs To Late Mr Rudi…

The Limbless Beggar Boy Ajmer

The Limbless Beggar Boy Ajmer, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
he saw me
with my camera
taking his shots
his eyes blood shot
i captured his inner
pain his struggle
somewhat ..
limbless beggar
boy of ajmer
at the same spot
unrepentant society
morbidity and rot
to my poetic curiosity
a lesson he taught
my mind my thoughts
he tied in a knot
i dont know
whether i got
what i shot

The Quintessential Beggars Of Ajmer

The Quintessential Beggars Of Ajmer, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
squirming
like a reptilian
remorseful
despair ..
invoking the
holy saint
garib nawaz
of ajmer
into the
eyes of hope
he stares
i take a
picture
with all
of you
i share
we both
beggars
sartorially
uniquely
an exotic
pair ,,both
on the soul
of our humanity
gasping for air
he seeks
dignity equality
perhaps a
wheelchair
peanuts
for the
god seeking
money giving
millionaire
but sadly
of his existence
our millionaire
is not aware
he donates
generously
everywhere
because
with all his
wealth
it is the
almighty
lopsided
scales
of justice
who takes
care ,,,
we are
victims
of our
cosmic fate
can it really
be unfair

to Akbar my friend
from Amsterdam..
this poem out there .
goodness kindness
welfare ....