Lift up my Spirit, O Lord. Remembering Christ This Easter.
My Beloved has abandoned me;
This Heart is heavy and I drown in a river of tears.
Your Light has become my burden and my pain,
And I sink in an abyss of despair and wailing.
Embraced by the mother of loneliness and sorrow,
My thoughts are like the black-birds;
My food an aggression of rejection and self-pity,
Now forgotten how to call Thy name.
I am lost in a self-made desert,
And my torment is a lava of boiling smut.
I now drift aimlessly among my darkened shadows,
Find myself, in a cavern of solitary grief.
Lift up my Spirit, O Lord,
Let mine eyes be filled with the beauty of lavender,
My Heart sing with a melody unspoken,
In the great Silence of the Soul.
-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 25th March, 2016.
~ Awakening The Inner Light ~
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