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Monday, November 12, 2012

Conditional Diwali Greetings   Posted on Nov 12, 2012    Comments ()

As has become my habit, I issue conditional greetings on every occasion.

 

This Diwali will be no different.

 

I hope

This Diwali

 

Concludes as

A happy occasion

To all those

Celebrating it

 

Provided

 

The smog

From the gunpowder smoke

Does not cause asthma

 

The burst crackers’

Falling embers

On their own

Do not trigger

Fatal fires in hutments

 

Commercial establishments

Trying to sell off their residue stock

Do not burst into flames

By careless acts

Of some smoking joker

Or civic-sense-absent behaviour

Of a neighbourhood establishment

Or home

 

The revelry does not

Create

Inter-faith quarrels

Morphing into

Communal riots

 

Celebration drinking bouts

Do not result

Into domestic

And/or local violence

 

The cracker bursting

Enthusiasm

In residential

Commercial

Compendiums

Cheek by jowl

Do not hinder

The hospital-ward journeys

Of cardiac patients

Or pregnant women

Or accident victims

To retain lives

 

The differences of the gifts’

Monetary values’

Given to near and dear

Do not cause

Fissures in relationships

 

And hopefully

Humanity realises

Diwali is in the memory

Of an event

That propounds

Hindu religion’s profound philosophy

 

Divine parents

Krishna and

Satyabhama

Had to slay

Their wayward

Cruel son

Narakaasura

 

The festivities of this day

Is a grim reminder

That deeds of any wrongdoer

When crying out for punishment

Ought not to deter

Even parents’ jointly

Awarding the death penalty

On offspring

So that the world at large

Exists peacefully!

 

Jai Hind!


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