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I Seek by Artika Aurora Bakshi

In Commemoration of the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji- 12th November,2019


This poem is in commemoration of the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji.

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…

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About artikaaurorabakshi

Artika Aurora Bakshi Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, 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, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts. She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance. Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as,,, She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016. An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members. Her quotes are featured under soul.nightingale on Instagram and on Soul Nightingale by Artika Aurora Bakshi on Facebook. Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults. You can reach Artika at .

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