Let our hearts be brightened

With glowing pearls and sacrificing candles


Be the first to keep away the darkness 

And be enlightened

Invite your enemy for the supper

And call him on in need

Will it be cleaver to choose arms?

When there are ample petals

Detergent meant for stains

What about scars?

Let your heart be canister

Give your children the carbon-free sky

And teach them to achieve high

The engulfed drops are always precious

To surprise the god crate heaven at your feet

Find the almighty in your enemies’ eye

Sanctify the scars with blossoms

May this light festival bring brightness in your life for ever


L. Elaya Raja

Junior research Fellow

CARI, Port Blair.