Darkness reigned in every corner
Spreading ignorance far and wide.
I tried real hard to push it out.
I tried and I tried and I tried.
Then it dawned on me that darkness
Can’t be pushed out with one’s own might.
It needs something more powerful.
It fades with the vibrance of light.
My search began for a light source
Brighter than the core of the sun.
I lit the lamp, turned on the torch,
But darkness was banished by none.
I thought and I thought and I thought.
Where could such brilliance ever lie?
I looked inside, opened my heart.
The light within lit the whole sky!
That same light shines in one and all
Enough to spark bliss everywhere.
Let’s celebrate and not lose sight
Of this brilliant light that we share.
Written by Sharanya Madhusudhan