People who look like Poems

These People who look like Poems themselves
Teaching us how to live
Teaching us how to die
Who sing the hymns of Guru Nanak
Who make their enemies quake with fear

These People who look like Poems themselves
Who come walking from their fields
Who awaken sleeping Humanity
They sing the couplets of Saint Kabir
Their enemies flee quaking before them

These People who look like Poems themselves
Grow grain from the Earth
They feed the whole of Mankind
They sing the holy songs of Sufi Fareed
They invoke Timeless Truth by their singing

They have risen to awaken the land of Ind
No doubt their enemies have evil plans
But their Guru has blessed them with Grace
They have lifted up their clenched fists with unshakeable courage
They are not daunted , not a whit

These People who look like Poems themselves
Teaching us how to live
Teaching us how to die
Who make their enemies quake with fear
Who sing the hymns of Guru Nanak

They invoke Timeless Truth
These People who look like Poems themselves

( Amita Sarjit Singh Ahluwalia )

4 thoughts on “People who look like Poems

  1. Pushmaotee Subrun

    These People who look like Poems themselves
    Teaching us how to live
    Teaching us how to die
    Who make their enemies quake with fear
    Who sing the hymns of Guru Nanak…
    What a beautiful write on the noble intentions of poets..

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