On Diwali…

A walk a mile

filled the heart

with smiles

this is the only time

the city shines

brighter than

a million sparkling stars

in the deep blue night

the glint from

a thousand diyas

devours the darkness

the happy lanterns

reflect exuberance

a myriad emotions

adorn a myriad faces

but best of all

was the joy

that made

the flower-seller’s girl dance

upon receiving

a box of sweets

and toys

never touched

nor seen before.

What have you done?

Whom have you given?

This Diwali,

eradicate the dark out of someone’s life,

fill it with the sparkles of light,

wipe away the mundane melancholy,

gift someone the joys of Diwali.


Happy Diwali, dear reader.

May you have a prosperous year ahead!


Asha Seth


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          1. Yeah when I was growing up we didn’t celebrate Halloween, but now as I am getting older I love to dress up for halloween and just have fun. I’m trying to decide what I am going to dress up as. Find some friends and dress up and go trick or treating. Some of the local churches in my area do what’s called Trunk or Treat. It’s a lot of fun. It’s mostly for the kids, but it’s so much fun. People dress up the trunks of their cars or trucks for Halloween and the kids can have candy and stuff. It’s fun for the whole family. If you have any churches in your area maybe try to find out if they do anything like that. That would be fun to be apart of.


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