Hindus everywhere today celebrate
The Festival of Lights, their Divali,
To mark how goodness can claim victory
Over evil; a day to contemplate:
And as families and friends congregate
To share food, gifts and camaraderie,
Though Christian I honour this day for we
Are all brothers, so I participate.
When darkness comes our isle will be alight
With deyas that will burn throughout the night.
Like Christmas Divali comes once a year,
A chance for us to make a brand new start,
To sow the seeds of love within each heart;
What better way to spread peace and good cheer.