Category Archives: Poetry

PRAYERS FOR PEACE

 

To all the

innocent victims

I offer my sincere condolences

As well deepest sympathies

Praying may there sweet

Innocent souls rest

In eternal peace

 

For all the survivors

it must be gut wrenching

Causing excruciating pain

Wondering when one shall

See there loved again?

 

I do hope you have

Learn’t your lesson

Shutting the blinds

As well as the drapes

And fencing us in

Does not bring peace

But hatred Racism

Discriminatory Bigotry instead

 

No amount of tears shed

Is going bring

The loved ones back

So, accept, tolerate

Treat people with respect

Understanding as well as dignity

In the end Peace can return

To  every community

All over the world

Whether it be a Hindu Muslim

Sikh Jewish  Ba’hai Christian or

A Zoroastrian one

 

Farida

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Insolence

A real leader is someone who gives a damn about you…..anonymous

This quote fits very aptly where some of our Z leaders are concerned

 

Inspite of Zoroastrianism

Dwindling away

Yet the attitude

Is Laissez faire

Let the Religion crumble

To dust

Why do do we care?

 

“As long as people

Idolize  us

Put  put us on a pedestal

Fan our Ego  and Pride

Proudly claiming:

We have nothing to hide”

 

You should be barred

From practicing the religion

Including performing rituals

To all of you who are setting

A very  bad example

Of course unless you are

Hand in hand with the Devil

 

I will never idolize

Nor ever have respect

If one cannot preach

If one cannot guide us

On the Right Path

It`s a slap in Ahura Mazda`s face.

 

 

Choicest Happiness

Farida

 

PS Don’t Deny it. It;s the Truth

 

 

Unite to Fight Hatred ( Not Giving in) 2l

The golden age,the silver

And the bronze, have all gone by

And the heroes who fought at Troy

And mankind is now in the iron age

And ” will never cease by day or night

From weariness and woe”– Hesiod

Reminds me of our

Beloved Asho Zarathushtra

Who put His own life on the line

For all of  human kind

Your Faith can move mountains

And your doubts can create them

Stick to your faith

Listen to no one

If one is a true Zoroastrian

I am not your “brother’s keeper”

Guarding the gates of Heaven

Or  for that matter Hell

I believe to each their own

Only Ahura Mazda can foretell

 Strutting into the Place of Worship

Praying mumbo jumbo

Near the Holy Fire

Expecting Him

To grant you boons?

(You must be kidding)

Alas! He is not all pleased

Au contraire He is more than

Displeased.

I am not showing off

My prowess in Poetry

But trying to bring sense

Following the rules

LIke meek little lambs

Is not going to guarantee

A place in Heaven or hell

But using one’s

Power of Reasoning

Will be the stupid

Bigoted Fatwa’s undoing

Choicest Blessings

Farida

TRIALS and TRIBULATIONS 2

Always Hope

But never expect

Cause what you

Pray for you

Ain`t gonna get

He may hear you

Loud and clear

Choose to ignore

Testing your Faith

If one is sincere

You can beg as

Well as plead

Even go on

Bended knees

Even one

Happen to make a deal

If He chooses

He will ignore

Your pleas

Just `cause

Prayers don`t get answred

Don`t mean to go Temple hopping

If our efficacious prayers

Do not answer the call

One has to have

Patience after all.

He is trying and testing you

Putting you through a

“Ring of Fire

Even if it means

Your cause is dire

So have in our

Efficacious Prayers

They will lead one

Right up to “His Gate”

Choicest Happiness

Farida

Happy Mother’s Day!

STAMPEDE OF STUPID 2

The title I chose

May have crossed the line

Knowingly deliberately

 Screwing a Pristine Religion

That is “yours & mine”

Tho’ we don’t  own the religion

‘It’s a universal religion

That’s the uniqueness of

Zoroastrianism

What a hooplah was created

With the extension of

The Railway line

Passing under the

Sacred Atash Behrams

Did one ever stop

Pause and think?

If the Zoroastrians 

Ever became a Vanishing Breed

Who is ever going to come?

What will ever become of them

( Sacred Atash Behrams)

So get one’s priorities straight

Don’t live in one’s cocoon

Open one’s mind

Take some “fresh air in”

Atash Behrams can be built

The Sacred Fire consecrated

But, the only one’s missing

Will be the Zoroastrians in it

Choicest Happiness

Farida

BORN FREE!


” I ask you to  judge me by the enemies I have made” FDR.

It seems some Scholars

As well Religious leaders

Have become “Lion tamers

Holding Zoroastrian women

In cages by not treating

Them with respect

As well dignity

As though they are

Circus animals

I can almost hear

Asho Zarathushtra say:

“I am not impressed by your

Money position  or titles

But I am impressed by

 how one treats others`

The attitude towards women

Has to change

By wearing priestly robes

Performing ceremonies

Praying near the Holy Fire

Is sheer mere Sacrilege.

Rise Up Ye Women folk

Take destiny in your own hands

And stop acting like meek little lambs.

Great Leaders do not

Set out to be a leader

They set out to make

A make difference

Its never about the role

Always about the goal

(Lisa Haisha)

PS Heed the message

Choicest Happiness

Farida

POWER OF A WOMAN


One is aware of the saying

“Woman has her wiles“

She can bring about total ruin

Or make one smile

Cleopatra ( Queen of Egypt)

Brought about the

Destruction of Rome

So too you can

Bring about change

Where there is no hope

Do not underestimate

The power of a woman

Whether she be of

Any religion

She doesn’t have

To bow to human egoistic  men’s dictates

Which are total & utter disgrace

The “people” who practice

Racism Discrimination & Bigotry

Should be ones to be excommunicated

As they are to our religion

A utter  total disgrace

Staying silent is emboldening them

Enabling them to Subjugate many more

Have a spine

Stand up & take back

One’s religion

In which one was born

They may dictate terms to you

You should know

We have No Rules

One may be married

To a Non-Zoroastrian

You are still  Zoroastrian to boot

Asho Zarathushtra it seemed

Sacrificed His Life for nothing

Apparently to His Message

We are deaf dumb & blind

As we continue down

Slippery slope

This beautiful religion

Will be lost to all human kind

Lastly:

Do not let them intimidate you

Go on practicing your religion

One does not have

To go to a Fire Temple

To light the Light & pray

One can do it in the

Comforts of your home

That is the Zoroastrian Way

Follow what one thinks its best

Let the Power of Prayers

Take care of the rest.

Farida Bamji

The Good The Bad and The Ugly2

“Truth and Trust are

Two pillars of relationships

If you don’t trust a person

You won’t speak the  Truth

If you don’t say the truth

The person won’t trust you”

Mentor is someone who sees your potential even when others don’t, and helps to bring it out in you, someone who believes in you and wants you to succeed.

A New Year has dawned

“Not a soul is stirring

Not even a mouse”

Everything is quiet

Through the “House”?

Don’t you all like to

Right the wrong?

Do justice to Asho Zarathuhstra?

Which includes His Divine Message?

I truly must state that’s committing

Total & utter sacrilege!

I am not a zealot nor a bigot

Trying to bring some sense

To the people who call

Themselves Zoroastrians

Followers of Asho Zarathushtra

Give up your Sudreh Kushti

And stop going to Fire Temples

or pray near the Holy Fiire

When you guys cannot

Follow a message so simple

Of Humata Hukta Harvarshta

Please stop being a hypocrite

And proudly declare that

“We are Racist as well

Misogynist Including

Narsistic.

Choicest Happiness

Farida

Intelligence vs Wisdom

Humans are endowed

With Intelligence

including animals too

What the begs the question

Is how much Wisdom

In one’s life time

Has been accrued?

Hatred War Violence

Is the cause of Racism

Discrimination Bigotry

As well as segregation

If we had used our Wisdom

We wouldn`t be

Annihilating humanity

I am not a guru

Sitting cross legged

Atop a white fluffy woolly cloud

Deep in meditation

Solving world’s problems

As how to go about?

I am just like

The rest of you

With faults weaknesses & strength

Hating no one judging no one

But minding my own business

If we use our

God given intelligence

Along with drops of Wisdom

We could  eradicate the ugliness

By solving the world’s  problems

As well as improve the lives

Of Humanity

  • Farida Bam

ASHO ZARATHUSHTRA’S Message 2

I was raised to treat the janitor with the same respect as the CEO.

Genocides will come & go

As long as the rivers of

Hatred Racism Discrimination

Bigotry Sacrilege

Continues to flow

Let’s not be

The world’s watch dog

Clean up our own mess

Heed & practice the

Pristine Message

The legacy He left us 

Hundreds of years ago

If one cannot

Treat as well follow

The Pristine Teachings

With Respect & practice

They it was supposed to be

Then one cannot

A Zoroastrian  be.

Praying the Avesta

From cover to cover

Going to Atash Behrams

As well as Agiaries

To pray & pay homage

To the Holy Fire

On the other  hand

Stoking the fires of

Racism Discrimination

Bigotry & Segregation

Higher & Higher.

`

`This my Religion.

There is no need

For temples;

No need for

Complicated philosophy.

Our own brain

Our own heart

Is our temple

The philosophy is

Kindness…. Dalai Lama

Treating someone

With disrespect

Because of their

Ideologies colour caste

Or Creed

On the lower rung

Of the social status

May be a little

Rebuke from

Ahura Mazda is

A jolt one needs

Lastly:

Leadership is not about titles,positions or flow charts  It’s about one life influencing another

John C Maxwell.

In a nut shell: Get rid of Prejudice Ego Pride but treat each other with Respect Dignity Humility including Understanding

Choicest Happiness

Farida

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