Happy Diwali

Last year I wrote a post on Diwali which is one of my favorites, you can read it here. But somehow this year I could not come up with something as meaningful as last year so this time its an odd limerick coming your way for Diwali wishes instead.

I woke up this morning and the festivities were on my mind,
The sounds of celebrations, never hard to find,
Diwali wishes for everyone was the order of the day,
and I was unable to produce any rhyme to my own dismay.

Nothing to write, and no new idea anywhere in near vision,
All I am going to do is a past & present’s comparison.
Diwali from the memories and the look into the past,
Diwali today and wondering how long will the traditions last

Times have past and all the world is so different,
Festivities of Diwali stood the test of time, retained it’s scent,
The legend of yesteryears, and the festivity today,
The reasons have changed but the spirit does stay.

The prince on exile coming back to his people and Kingdom,
Now is the return of the lights, fireworks and Bombs,
The era of washing, painting and getting away with stuff too old,
Only to be survived by the glitters, dry fruits, and Gold.

A Time for being together, pray eat and set the crackers on fire,
This time its the recession in the backyards and prices just going higher,
Diwali Wishes everywhere for friends, family and everyone dear & sweets,
Hiked SMS tariffs this Diwali, I guess it’s gonna be only 140 Character Tweets.

Recession, Price Hikes and a million other problems bray,
The festivities of Diwali together the country Prays,
The reasons have changed but the spirit still stays,
The Zing to shout “Happy Diwali” never does faze.

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali

Wishing a very happy and prosperous Diwali to all my readers.

18 comments on “Happy Diwali”

  1. pal Reply

    Ha ha! Seems like you made the most of your writer’s block 🙂 Happy Diwali to you too, Prats. Hopping over to read your 2008 Diwali post now. Cheerio!

  2. Sri Reply

    //The reasons have changed but the spirit still stays//

    Glad you still keep up the spirits, I have given into not doing with it, I guess when you live away from family long enough you would give up festivities, its never the same 🙂

    • Prats Reply

      @Sri: I agree with you, that the spirits dampen when you live long enough from the family. But still I have some spirits left, specially for Diwali. Diwali has been really close to me since childhood and it has stayed with me for a long time 🙂

  3. Vikas Gupta Reply

    Nice rhymes! 🙂

    BTW, will you recommend your web host znet India for web hosting? Are they good hosts? And why not have a comment reply subscription plugin here?!


    • Prats Reply

      @Vikas Gupta: Thanks Vikas. I have had no problems with Znet and their support has been quick and I haven’t faced much of downtime either.

      However their basic package does not supports multiple domains that’s where I found a gap.

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