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Greetings on Diwali.

My dear friend, to you and all,
As Diwali does enthrall,
I send Diwali greetings
Along with my queer musings.

Every year this we do know,
Diwali does come and go
Only for those that are rich,
Rather only with this glitch:

Millions in Ram’s land do yet,
On Diwali wail and fret
For a morsel while the rich
Squander wealth without a hitch.

• Written in aabb, 7-7-7-7 format.

* Diwali [Divali, Deepaavali] is the biggest annual festival in India, commemorating Lord Ram’s return to his kingdom, 10,000 years ago. Please also see DIWALI, THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: a naga uta poem—Award winner, "DIWALI, FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: award winner.

M C Gupta
9 November 2007
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