The city decorated as a bride
Millions of faces gleaming with pride
Each home twinkling with light
Never seen the city so bright
But emotions in my heart fade
It seems deserted and betrayed
Birds which sing, Birds which dance
Announce the festival well in advance
The morning dew on a solitary leaf
Watches the people’s growing belief
In a season when happiness flows
Why is my heart in such a low?
The songs on the radio, out in the streets
Greets the people whom it meets
Reminding us of the same old day
When a king returned from exile, they say
On a day when people meet with gratitude
Why does my heart seek solitude?
Sweets are made, distributed when people meet
Why does today’s sugar, not taste so sweet?
A spoon of love; a pinch of care
I think is what may relieve me from despair
A little smile, a drop of tear
An emotion no word can bear
Oh Mother! I will miss you the whole night
To day the festival of light is not so bright.
Happy Diwali to all