Happy Holi
The trees smile with their sprout
of tender leaves and blooming flowers, 
Eternal nature with its transient expression. 
Hails spring with ecstasy and joy! 
Bewildering shades with so many tinge. 
The land of beauty and greatness, 
India, witnessing color of happiness and peace. 
Nation come alive to enjoy the spirit
A celebration of color- Holi! 
An experience of content, harmony and delight. 

Holika burns amidst merriment and mirth. 
Evil overpowered by love and devotion. 
A festival to commemorate 'Ras Lila'-
an enduring love saga of Radha and Krishna. 

Gulal - red, green, yellow and countless. 
A day's canvas - a riot of colors. 
Lively crowd running hither and thither, 
Rainbow of colors, dashing from every nook and corner. 
Disregarding their woe and despair fervent folks, 
rejoicing at the marvel of colors. 
A day filled with luster and gaiety, 
A day to smear our dreams-
With a splash of vibrant frenzy colors. 
Holi Hai! A spring of unbounded fun and frolic!! 
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Holi blues
I am dreaming of playing with colors and gulal,
It is the Holi celebration after all.
I can't play inside my home, the carpets will get tainted,
I cant' play it in the yard, the grass and outer walls will get painted.
I thought I would go to the temple,
and enjoy the traditional Holi festivities,
Once again I am banned from playing with colors inside the temple,
I can't play the drums and sing "Holi hai" outside, as the neighbors don't like the noise.
Little disappointed, I head for the community centre,
they have the Holi celebration in the evening,
The kids perform and remind me of my cultural heritage,
I hear all the nice Holi songs and watch dances,
I enjoy Puas(sweets) and Goat meat curry as a special Holi treat,
but I still miss the colors and Gulal on my face.

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