Tonight as we celebrate good over evil,
and Diwali’ lamps light up the world;
Cast your vote for an election still-
Scare away on Halloween, bad omens hurled.
Common to dominant faiths, is a six pointed star,
a flood, and respect for humans all.
Vow and commit that neither we place walls on borders far-
Nor minds, faiths, and paradise; be sectioned by any Wall.
Jews and such were given hell on earth, Darwin-Hitler emphasize appearance,
For they had faith, albeit different, a divided heaven.
Who are we, mere earthlings, to assign such consequence?
Who made it a numbers game? A shame, those intelligence shaven!
Must we debate between Gehenna(om)* and Jannat^?
Embellished notions, resting places of life’s consequence.
When no religion originally, defined another wrong-
Then empathize ye believers! Compete doing good with tolerance.
Secure religion, defines not a social reject,
heretic, kafir, or gaddaar; let’s introspect.
Started as a social organize, sans violence or bribe.
Through this chaos, evolve! Better the human tribe.
The same clowns mirror life, evokes fear, and laughter.
Be neither animal-like, nor drown in euphemistic jargon.
In a bubble of ignorance, do you wish to live ever-after?
Reject uncivil, territorial, imperialistic madness! Gift simply, your pardon.
‘Diwali: Indian festival that celebrates victory of good over evil
*Gehenna(om): hell, jahannum.