Clutched in The Vice-Like Grip of Non-Surmounted Obstacles. A Sonnet
Despair and Light
To conquer despair or aloneness, Light is required to descend into darkness. Love needs to manifest in the human Heart, then flow through the body. This is necessary to see the face of Peace, Delight… to sail on Infinity’s shore, in the golden boat of the Eternal. (Taken and paraphrased from the work of Sri Chinmoy, my Guruji)
"Prayer begins when human capacity ends." - Sri Chinmoy
Clutched in the vice-like grip of non-surmounted obstacles,
Past shadows colour my breath and weigh me down.
Like a weeping willow of tangled tears,
I cannot find the answers in my abyss.
O Love, throw out this heavy yoke from me --
This ancient burden that I’m trying to transcend.
I continue to drink, holding on to a tainted chalice,
Isolated in my dark tunnel of despair.
Sorrow and wallow now haunt my sacred Soul,
As it weeps, lost in a solemn and joyless rhythm.
The fire of its beauty has been extinguished;
I cry out for the Grace of my Sovereign Queen.
Sweet One, Your blessings, I beseech,
Replace this ‘starless’ night, with the purity of Your effulgent Light.
-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted 31st July, 2016.
~Awakening The Inner Light ~
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