This poem was written by Ciara (Jaikar) McElroy in honor of the 550th Birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji
This great celebration for Guru Nanak Dev Ji
Serves as a reminder of our respect and love for thee.
Five hundred and fifty years ago the start
Teaching humility and devotion with an open heart.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji inspired the Khalsa
In their crusade against the Mughal tyrants.
Heralding a new era of social equality to all
His worldly insights, so relevant, many years on.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikh Dharma
An ocean of guidance to end all karma.
The poetry, the vibration, in the Guru Granth Sahib
Its meaning, its depth, so very powerful indeed.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji has given his teachings to the masses
Opening the door to the lowest social classes.
A tool to explore our true depth within
Not lost and lonely but trusting therein.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji taught oneness of God
Creating the Mul Mantra to align and embrace all.
Draw strength from the Guru’s abundant humility
Be a beacon of light in uplifting humanity.