Chelaji's Sojourn 2: Entering the Light. (poem)

Chelaji’s Sojourn 2 (poem)


Knock! Knock!

“Can I enter, o Door of Light,

My heart is burdened with grief,

And my heart is now an empty void.

The storms of life have torn the garments of my self-esteem,

And my bones ache,

Through the toil and weariness of a troubled life.

Seems like I’ve sought You

Through endless caverns and dark nights.

Now, like an old pair of shoemaker’s soles,

My spirit is worn,

By the long and fruitless search, oh Sage.”



“Chelaji, have I been anything else but what you seek?

Where, if not within, is the very yearning

that now soaks up your garments?

Am I not the very longing that pushes you

To the pinnacle of Light?

You seek me in your mirror, when you gaze with intent,

As I lie in the shadows of your darkened past.

I am the moon, the celestial rivers and the blazing sun,

Yet I dine with the messengers of darkness

in your troubled dreams.


O Chelaji, your screams are the children of your tomorrows,

And as the babe belongs to the mother’s womb,

So do these cries belong to the rhythm of your Natural State.”


“O Sage, am I then the Dreamer and the dream?

The lyrics and the rhythm of the instrument that writes?

Do you say that I am the deer longing for the musk,

Which lies within the core of its own Being?”


"Yes, Chelaji, you are that radiant Pearl

lying at the ocean’s bed.

The Singer of the meadows song;

The Essence that brings fragrance,

To fill an entire sea of snow.

You are the humming of the nightingale,

And the song-bird par excellence.


You pine for a realm which you once knew!

You are the radiance of the Sought,

And the Sought is You,

Expressing Your fulfilled,

And fulfilling dances of Immortality.”


Chelaji’s heart quickened as she became illumined,

And was now a kite of love,

Where humans could fly.

She saw in a flash the Absolute Dreamer,

Manifesting Its dreams

As she became that Dream.

Now it was Her moment,

Concealing and revealing

this mystery to Her own creations,

Burning her inner lamp to see her way home,

And dancing with perpetual Joy. – Manatita 26th December, 2

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

Lovely work my friend. Poetry of this length is not easy to write but you have done it well. Blessings to you always.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thanks again, Bill.

As the year is ending, I continue to wish you and family well. Shalom!


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota

This is one of the most beautiful and inspirational poems I have ever read. Your words are eloquent and flowing and give hope and peace to the reader. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful poem and making my day brighter.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Profound and lofty sentiments.

They always come from Souls with great promise. I salute you. Much peace.

(P.S. Read Chaliji's Sojourn 1, also. Simply scroll up above the first comment and you will see it.)


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

A truly beautiful poem that has been written with deep thought and a peaceful heart.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

but again the Maker will grant me this at the appointed hour.

Glad Tidings, my Sweet One. Much gratitude here. To you and loved ones I wish a life of inner abundance now and for 2014!!


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vkwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

Amazing work, Manatila! To peace for all!


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

My Loving Friend.

I go to poetry readings. There is a girl there that reminds me of Deergha. She is truly amazing!! So I try to do stuff like her. Funny though, I started Chelaji One in an earthly way, but the Spirit wanted me to take it higher. So we rose together ...

Gratitude, gratitude ... How was your Christmas? Much tidings of great joy. Shalom!!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

A dream of a poem


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

I like dreaming impossible dreams (smile). Thank you so much Gypsy Rose Lee. Happy New Year!!


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Lovely theme--a journey of seeking and finding. I like the conversations. Great poetry as usual.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Greetings, Dear One.

Have you read the books?

A soulful bow to your beautiful heart at this very special time. Happy New Year!!


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

This will happen one day to those that know.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

How true! God speed!!

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