I had my eyes set on the flickering light of a diya burning nearby,
Lighting up ways and being a ray of hope in the dark,
A symbol of triumph over evil, it has already set the mark.
But ever wondered-
While she illuminates all, how dark must she be from within?
Empty yet radiating,
Barren yet giving.
There, there- did I just hit a chord of remembrance?
Did you just get a flash of a flickering diya in your life?
Could you relate to that aura and the silent existence?
A silent giver, a secret bearer and an illuminator,
Succumbing in their own darkness yet flickering and spreading light all along,
Smiling, pausing,listening and always humming to your songs.
Today- let’s fill some elixir in that diya.
Let us all show solidarity and let them know we just don’t need listening; we can be listeners too,
Let us for once fill some rays of light and give strength to their being,
Let us be that warm embrace,
Let us ensure we keep that diya flickering,
Let us ensure we keep that diya always illuminating.