It’s the “Festival of Lights” today,
It’s again the day of Diwali,
It’s time to dress up folks,
It’s time to adorn the thali.

It’s the occasion to throng the temples,
Pray to the Gods and give them offerings,
It’s an opportunity to entreat the deities,
To bless us all and rid us of sufferings.

It’s the day to light the diyas,
Ignite the rockets and burst crackers,
But it’s also the time to be safe,
From the fireworks and all the sparklers.

It’s the season to pay a visit,
To all our friends and relations,
To hand them over sweets and presents,
Diwali is our splendid chance.

But while you spend a time of joy,
Don’t think it’s merriment all the way,
Out there wait many of those,
For whom it’s no time to be gay.
Poems for Diwali

Denied of laughter and smiles for days,
They know not what it is to enjoy,
Can you not share something you have,
Can you not bring them a little joy?

Hindi poems:

Ayi Re Ayi Diwali

Patakhe tohfe layi Diwali

Dil ko khush karne ayi Diwali

Ayi re ayi diwali

Ayi re ayi diwali

Maze karte huye bacche dekho

Mummy ka na Papa ka dar hai

School ka na Teacher ka dar hai

Bulb fool lagate Papa

Mandir sajati dekho Mummy

Bacche hain khelte koodte

Pathako main ekdum must hai

Khaana dekho banati chachi

Chocolate khate dekho chacha

Bhagwanji ki puja main sab

Shish jhukn ke baithe dekho

Arti lekar or parshaad khaakar

Jhoom utha saara parivaar

Ayi re ayi diwali

Ayi re ayi diwali

Khushiya dekho lai diwal

Ayi Re Ayi Diwali