“I Seek” ~ Poem by Artika A Bakshi

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I Seek

In a world fighting against itself,
I seek brotherhood;
In homes, where greed and discontent reign,
I seek oneness;
In bonds, which are bound by selfishness,
I seek graciousness;

Where religion divides,
Where values dissipate,
Where rituals dictate,
Where morality has died,
I seek a revolution;

For when darkness prevails,
And humanity is forgotten,
When freedom is at stake,
And the minds are distraught,
I seek a saviour;

There was one, hundreds of years ago,
when the world was at crossroads,
Being strangled by the merchants of faith,
With a smile to warm even the coldest soul,
And words so sweet, touching the core of every heart,
Today, I seek that healer;

Nanak, the gentlest of gentle souls,
Radiant, pure, with a heart of pure gold,
Wise, divine, in our hearts even today,
This is what he had to say…

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Poem by Artika Aurora Bakshi
in commemoration of 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji.

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Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of two well-acclaimed children’s books, My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, and an anthology of stories,
Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror. 
She co-manages thegoodbookcorner.com, a manuscript help and book review site
Artika is also working on her third children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories.
You can reach Artika at [email protected] .





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