None of us had left our home country before
None of us knew we were going to war
The boat, the boat
I’m going to be sick
A country called France full of curious stares
Not used to brown skin and turbaned black hair
Eyes forward, eyes forward
We left towns behind for a desolate land
Only silence, or a white officer’s reprimand
The silence, the waiting
I’m sick with it
Army issue helmets we left in the mud
We had our turbans, our belief in God
We unravel them
And litter stray bullets
Bullets, screams, blood – inhumane battle
Hiding, waiting, penned in like cattle
The mud is deathly
They somehow got us into this; we have to get us out
We’re fighting someone else’s war we know nothing about
They invaded us
We have to fight for them
We’re waiting for death, waiting for attack
But we know that there’s no use in thinking like that
After the silence
The world explodes
There are graves and monuments for those who lost their lives
There was no consolation for those who lost their minds
Sleep like comas
- Keirit Dosanjh
Founder of the Khalsa
Let's see how did he form the Community-
Guru Gobind Singh having been born on 22nd of Dec,1666 up to 7th of Oct. 1708, was a spiritual warrior, poet, and philosopher. Early, in the year 1699, the Supreme Guru requested the Sikhs community to congregate at Anandpur on the spring harvest festival. In order to volunteer, the fest one went with him inside a tent. The Guru returned to the crowd alone, with a bloody sword. He asked for another volunteer and repeated the same process of returning from the tent without anyone and with a bloodied sword 4 more times. When he had apparently dispatched the 5th, all five were seen to be very much alive. At their feet laid 5 slaughtered goats. The 5 brave volunteers became the Panj Piare, the “Cherished Five,” who had shown their loyalty beyond any question. He named them Panj Pyare and the 1st Khalsa in the Sikh tradition.
The Guru also gave them a new surname "Singh" (Lion). This made Guru the 6th Khalsa, and his name changed from Guru Gobind Rai to Guru Gobind Singh.
Kanga, Kara, and Kirpan – 3 of 5 Ks
Guru Gobind Singh initiated the 5 K's tradition of the Khalsa,
- Kesh: uncut hair.
- Kangha: a wooden comb.
- Kara: an iron or steel bracelet worn on the wrist.
- Kirpan: a sword or dagger.
- Kacchera: short breeches.
Gobind Rai's name was changed to Gobind Singh possibly at the time of the creation of Khalsa who was born in Patna, the only son of Guru Tegh Bahadur.
For many years after his succession as Guru, he continued his primary education in the Shiwalik Hills. He was appointed as the ruler of a small Shiwalik state, participating in various wars against other Shiwalik chieftains and demonstrating a particular delight in the sport of hunting.
Chun kar az hameh heelate dar guzasht,
Halal ast burdan bi-shamsheer dast.
Meaning:- When all has been tried,
yet Justice is not in sight,
It is then right to pick up the sword,
It is then right to fight.
-Guru Gobind Singh