Theme: Inspiration


Beautiful clay lamps gleam with vibrant light
They fade the darkness away
From the lives of the poor
Who struggle with problems day and night.

The rich have never shown their plight
As they are supposed to be full of might.
Lamps enlighten their life too
With lot of healing power true. 
Affordable to the poor
They become contented and happy sure
After seeing rows of bright lamps that lure.
Lamps illuminate their dark huts and
The poor draw strength from lamps and
Face crisis with patience, tolerance and guts.
Some generous rich offer gifts,
Sweets and donations
This adds happiness to Diwali celebrations.
Lamps dispel the darkness of mind too
and pave the way to enlightenment true.
Lamps teach us to be give away
Be generous and kind.
Gently in beautiful relations we bind.
Some beautiful lamps are made
By orphans and handicapped
They take joy in decorating them
With love and dedication.
It adds sophistication when these
Lovely lamps are artistically wrapped
And sent to their ultimate destination.
Bursting crackers add drastic pollution
Unnecessary imbalance in ecology
To lead to disastrous culmination.
Let us celebrate Eco-friendly Diwali
Without adding problems to this
Wonderful beautiful creation.
Lamps teach lessons of life
Through demonstration.

Let's learn the way lamps sacrifice
And light themselves to give
Unconditional selfless love and devotion
Diwali and Lamps is a wonderful combination
Rejuvenating us with motivation
Let us all rejoice in this Diwali celebration. 


More By  :  Mohini Gurav

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Thanks Prabhat Yadav .

18-Mar-2014 07:41 AM

Comment Thanks Angana Dutt for adding more meaning to my poem by quoting Vivekananda quote and so very true give more light to the rich...thanks

18-Mar-2014 07:40 AM

Comment Lovely ! Only a poet can discover so much in a humble lamp ! Vivekananda once said: Give light to the poor, but give more light to the rich... for the vanities of education are great !

Angana Dutta
11-Nov-2013 02:28 AM

Comment Great Indeed....

Prabhat N. Yadav
09-Nov-2013 10:58 AM

Comment Thanks Padmaja ji for words of appreciation.

Mohini Gurav
09-Nov-2013 08:14 AM

Comment Very insightful message articulated in great, flowing verses!

Padmaja Iyengar
04-Nov-2013 08:30 AM

Comment Thanks Rupradha and wish you the same.

04-Nov-2013 08:07 AM

Comment wow.Hppy Diwali..

04-Nov-2013 04:22 AM

Comment Thanks a lot Aparnajee and Rajenderji for the wonderful image .

03-Nov-2013 21:21 PM

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