Couldn’t think of a better occasion than the festival of lights itself to recall the blissful emotion portrayed in this poem we wrote a year ago. Wishing you all a happy and blessed Diwali !!
Here’s our rendezvous with a candle –
It was a normal night.
Well all nights are normal till,
And Everyone with their laptops
Me with a book in my hand
And suddenly something happened
Actually, nothing a havoc of surprise around.
The lights went out due to a power cut,
It was somewhere 9 ‘o clock?
All of us staring and trying, setting, mushiness into right.
Even though knowing light would come again alright.
So why not wait for it to arrive?
The encumbered batteries about to drain,
No one paying here a sight
Not even the clouds and shudders creeping inside,
And agitation growing, dwindling inside.
Hence, a candle somewhere turned out alright.
Some time spent in the dark,
With the single candle being lighted and giving light,
The wax gradually melting
But till the last moment the candle did thrive.
And we huddled together to the warmth we found.
The candle stood there alone and we did.
The gloom and the dark,
The glow both defied, denied.
We took care that it glowed
Brighter than before,
Till everything went alright.
And the light came ,it sure did.
when the lights went out, we hated it
So, instead waiting for the bulb light to pop on,
We lit one right then in its sheer demise.
To have a candle ‘s light in unusual circumstance
one must take it into strangeness,
when the gloom and darkness prance.
And so did we when frightened by a sheer power cut.
And hence the sooted candle, left a grave mark.