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The day after Diwali

Once the last of the lamps had given up their lights
And the last of the crackers had petered out,
The warm flow of togetherness
From a family getting together
Survived to prepare all of us
For another grueling year ahead.

May our tribe prosper.


  1. that's a beautiful end to a beginning.

  2. Lovely!

    I echo your wishes - may your tribe prosper. :-)

    Hope all is well with you Raj. x


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