To all who are celebrating Diwali,
the festival of lights ;
A celebration of triumph
of light over darkness and good over evil,
A festival where thousands of oil lamps
will be illuminated throughout the night;
May the light of hope be there
when we seek it in our darkest hours;
May the light of faith be seen with our hearts
even when our eyes see only darkness;
Let us shine and share this beautiful light
with those around us;
Wishing you delightful moments and
overflowing joy this Diwali and always!
Sometimes life’s tribulations seem like
the series of a raging tempest
and we begin to see life in black and white.
At such moments,
let us ponder upon the beautiful rainbow.
The mystical circular splendour
that appears in the sky after a raging storm.
This magical rainbow is a sign from above
that these trying times would soon be gone.
The colourful energy of positivity and joy
shall then be refreshed in our lives.
And may we in return radiate
the amazing arch of hope
in someone else’s life.
World Peace & Harmony
– Shyamli Suneesh
Peace is glory, peace is dignity,
peace is love and peace is amity.
Birds fly freely high up in the blue sky,
Flowers bloom and cherish when spring arrives.
Dews settle on leaves with deliberate happiness,
As bees buzz excited around their hives.
Why aren’t we as happy as they are?
So free, so elated
and no complaints at all.
Take the morning paper in your hand
and you’d find destruction all over land,
going around in evil bands
making peace and harmony banned.
War, conflict and destruction everywhere
arresting our accord even while asleep
Oh! God now is so very rare
And is peace today that hard to keep?
People are killed
every now and then.
Oh! Isn’t there anyone who’s skilled,
to place the eminent gem
of tranquility and unity.
I woke up today morning,
to enjoy Mother Breeze.
She says if we’d stop roaring
and take everything with ease,
we’d surely succeed in gaining world peace
As trees and flowers sway
and the wind runs over my face
It brings in a new ray of hope
that world peace can still return
“May the World Live in Peace and Harmony”
Dare to fly fast and free just like the dragonfly…
and may you find joy and new light.
A flower doesn’t love you or hate you, it just exists.”
– Mike White
Of all our dreams today
there is none more important –
or so hard to realise –
than that of peace in the world.
May we never lose our faith in it or
our resolve to do everything
that can be done
to convert it one day into reality.
– Lester B. Pearson