God is who I want to be near,
So I can live a life without fear
God is wonderful, God is great,
In himself he has no hate
God will always be by my side,
To listen to my problems I have to hide
God is the Creator of this earth
He created every birth
God does not want us to go through life and death,
So we must repeat His Name with every breath
God was true, God is true and He will always be true.

Jasleen Kaur
Age 12

A winning poem from the Glasgow Vaisakhi Poetry Content, 1999