(A short poem about a Sikh who gave his head to his Guru (via Amrit) then left the rehit)
Guru Gobind Singh Ji tried, to keep you on the right track
You gave Him your head, but then you took it back

Turning your back on Guru Ji, how did it feel?
Or were you too busy convicing yourself, that "It's really no big deal"

Remember that day when you took Amrit and made a vow?
What happened to those promises, who is your Guru now?

You sold out your Sikhi, and that’s the plain truth
You ruined this precious life, saying "I want to enjoy my youth"

To make yourself feel better, you can say whatever you want to
But one dreadful day, your words will come to haunt you

And when that day comes, you will regret what you have done
You lost your honour, in a battle you should have won

This world is just maya, it will take your Sikhi away
Tell me, did you forget that you are gonna die one day?

When this dream called life reaches its end
Then who will be your saviour, your helper, your True Friend?

There is still hope, you need to sharpen your mind
Go towards Guru Ji, and the Truth you will find

To merge with God, you were sent to earth
Trying to impress the world, you wasted the human birth

Did you think of those mothers, who wore their babies around their necks?
Or did all you think about, was attracting the opposite sex?

The very same hair that Guru Ji put Amrit in
You grabbed the scissors, and committed the ultimate sin

Guru Ji's Sons gave their lives, so you can be a Sikh
Their Sikhi remained strong, with each and every brick

Now is the time, for you to wake up and take control
Guru Ji is the water, that will sooth your burning soul

Do you really want to come back to this hell on earth?
Wandering and suffering, birth after birth

You say you're not ready to take Amrit, thats always your reply
But think about this...are you ready to die?

You think you'll practice Sikhi, in the future when you are old
But tell me, do you know when your body will turn cold?

When it’s all said and done, you will be full of sorrow and regret
You'll want to go to Sach Khand, but the requirements were not met

Guru Ji's arms are wide open, and He is waiting for you
It’s time to take action, and do what you gotta do

Change your life RIGHT NOW!, don't wait another day
Tomorrow may never come, then what will be left to say?

That Guru Gobind Singh Ji tried to put me on the right track
I gave Him my head, but then I took it back.


Anonymous said...

a very good one i should say. really does touch you and make you realize the commitment you are making once you take amrit because as i see it once you take it you should abide by it. honestly love your poem

Confused Khalsa said...

i did not write this poem - so it's not right that I take credit for it. However, it is very well written and composed. We need more heart wrenching articles relating to modern day problems like this.


Anonymous said...

i do agree.. and i'm sorry if i offended you by thinking you wrote it...but it didn't say who wrote it not it say anonymous..sorry

Anonymous said...

I really love the poem, And I really need an answer to this question I've always had, which I'll mention in a bit. I agree that Amrit is a great daat of Satguru. But why? Why are we so hard on those who AT LEAST TRY on this ultimate path? We don't say anything to the gazillions who won't even attempt for the fear, for the ridicule that comes upon the ones who fail. I am SCARED! Yes, I am. I see all the contempt for the ones who failed to achieve their once cherished, the ones attempted dream. It aches me to think of me being at that same pedestal some day. For I cannot boast upon my strentgh. I ask you all as why? Why do you have to be so hard and harsh on those who failed? Why cannot you commend them for the trial?

Support is all I ask. I am sufficed with fear :(

Confused Khalsa said...

"Yes, I am. I see all the contempt for the ones who failed to achieve their once cherished, the ones attempted dream."

I've never really thought about this before brother/sister.

But I do see your point, very clearly. I think the main reason why people frown upon those who "fail" is because they realise how close a person was to salvation, and yet didn’t quite make it.

Taking Amrit IS one of the hardest things to do, especially if you don’t come from an amritdhari background.

People may say alot of hurtful things, some out of anger (confusion) others out of envy (for them not being able to adhere to the discipline).

The only thing I can say that makes sense to me is, if you give your head to Guru Ji and try your best to keep the rehit (discipline) don’t worry about failing. People in this world will always talk badly of you. Whether you become a saint or a sinner. Just try follow the path given to us by Guru Gobind Singh Ji as best as possible, with utmost love for humanity. Then even if someone disrespects you, you can control the anger - as you see it's only a misguided person, not an enemy.

Again Ji, people WILL always talk badly of you. They will comment on the way you meditate, type of turban you wear and even the size of your Kara (iron bracelet) but at the end of the day - if it is pleasing to Guru ji, then who are people to criticize. Follow the path of the Guru. All other paths/expectations of you are false.

I hope this helps. I suggest you try finding someone with more knowledge, as i really do know nothing about most Sikhism related problems.

All the best, and I hope one day Guru Ji gives you enough courage to join the Khalsa family - and then the strength to follow the rehit.

Vaheguru ji ka Khalsa
Vaheguru ji Ki Fateh!