Mother, O My Mother Sweet. To All my Hubber Friends,For my 7th Anniversary on Hub Pages.



Mother Jewel

My Mom
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Mother! O my Mother Sweet,

How can I express that matchless Love,

With which your embraced my being?

Your unparalleled concern and sleepless nights,

A beacon of selfless devotion;

Your Heart, a place of prayer,

For the supernal beauty of my life.

You drank my ‘scorching’ suns,

So I could shine, like the moon,

And from your Soul took away the whip,

Thus bearing silently, the pains of my ingratitude.

Beloved Mother you who gave birth to my longing;

Yet released my soaring wings,

So I could find meaning on this sojourn.

How I love you so!

Like nature, your Heart bleeds and sacrifices,

So I can fly, like an eagle, to be free.

Mother, you are my heroine and God alone,

Knows how much you mean to me!

Gratitude… Pranams! Salutations for the memories…

For unconditional Love from you.

A Heart of roses


O virtuous-patience-guidance, dear beloved of my Heart!

My divine pride in you, surpasses that of the paramour,

Having found his most peerless pearl,

In the depths of the vast ocean.

You kissed my sadness, sucking away

Every drop of tainted sorrows; of thorns;

Erasing the veil of darkness, to bring me Light Divine.

Dearest Jewel of mines, I Love and would continue

To Love you, always. Your son,


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted.

~ Awakening The Inner Light~



Hub Pages supporters past and present

To Dora, Nellieanna, William D Holland, Shauna, Ruby, Miz, Bronwen, Gypsy Rose Lee, Deb Hirt, Marlene B, Ann, Mary,Surabhi, Rochelle, Audrey Howett, Bluebird, Patricia, Al, Whonunu, Chitrangada, shanmarie, Alicia,Deergha, CrisSp, Victor Kwok, Harishprasad, Doris Dancy, Genna, Nadine, Jodah, venkatachari, Gina, Phyllis, Faith Reaper, Jamie and family, and Vocal Coach, Midget and Astra Nomik, Eiddwen and SWilliams, who has engaged with my poems and supported me wholeheartedly.

To Missy, Brian, Nadine, ahorseback, inspired heart, Swalia, wordswithlove, vellur, Sakshi, Hari, Desmond, Reynold, michelle (midget38), Emge, Chris Mills, RJ Schwartz, Vasantha, Rajan Jolly and more recent friends ...

To: Ashish, Jo, Minnetonka Twin, Graceinus, Susette, Walter Poon, Peach Purple, Kenneth, Nell Rose, Ruchira and Eric Dierker, , and DDE, Abailijah and Ps Traubie, Wayne Barrett and Rabadi, ThreeKeys, Norine, Sujaya, ahorseback, Inspired Heart, Kevin, Shampa and Flourish Anyway, Taiwokareem, Rod Martin, the lyric writer… and every one who have supported me here on Hub Pages. Some names I do not recall. Too many, sorry.

Mother Theresa and friends


“Mother Teresa:
Calcutta’s Soaring Bird
India’s Sailing Moon
The World’s Weeping Sky
Earth’s Tearing Loss
Heaven’s Dancing Gain
The Christ’s Blossoming Promise
The Mother Mary’s Harvesting Pride.”- Sri Chinmoy

Lionel Richie's Endless Love

The Role of Mothers

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MarleneB 5 weeks ago from Northern California, USA

Beautiful honor to your mother. Congratulations on being with HubPages for 7 years. It is a blessing to have found you here. Indeed, through HubPages we are among some of the dearest people on earth.

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Thank you, my Dear One. Better? How is the business going?

You're very quick here and I appreciate you being first. Seven Years? Who would have thought so? let me make it to 400 Hubs and then stop to focus on my books. How is the other? How far have you got? Do you like and understand it?

Hey, here's an idea, send me some really positive and inspirational things on America.

I'm writing a 'My America.' Hub so we can co-author this one. Right? Much Peace.

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MarleneB 5 weeks ago from Northern California, USA

You are very kind, Manatita. I am happy to share my thoughts about America. No need to add my name to the article. I am honored, nevertheless, that you would think to include me. But, it's just one friend talking to another, OK?

By the way, I am still taking it easy because of health issues and everything is going to be alright. At least that is what I am training my brain to believe. Business is slowing down, but that is not a problem because I need the break and I decided I would fully retire as of January 31, 2017. I already sent out a notice to clients.

I do like and understand your book because your style of writing is pleasant and helpful. It is as if you are writing to me directly, although I know you are writing for all. I read Chapters 10 and 13, plus much more. I read a chapter daily as part of my spiritual reading plan.

I will think of some things that are inspirational about America and then send email to you soon.

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billybuc 5 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

It's been a pure pleasure knowing you, my brother. I'm lifting a toast of apple juice to many more years of us working side by side, creating "masterpieces," adding to the beauty of this world.

Thank you for your friendship!

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Well, well, My Brother-Friend, the bones are tired. (chuckle) I need rest. Lol.

A very charming thing to say and I lift my Chalice of celestial wine to you too, Bro. You done great! As some would say. Actually, I can turn your story into a masterpiece! You should write an autobiography, then you will definitely be the world's 'greatest unknown writer.'

I like to laugh, Bro. Don't mind me. Gratitude ... much.

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Thank you, my Sweet Marlene. Actually, I came home quite tired, so I can empathise more. Three and a half months to my 65th and so I'm thinking of retirement too, especially when the body ache's.

Stress or exciting drinks and things can trigger your situation, so go easy on the work. I suppose we do need money, but perhaps Mr Trump will lower taxes. Ha ha. (Just squeezed that one in.) Anyway, increase the Love for Him and where you can, be gentle on your self. Guruji teaches that before it leaves the body, each Soul feels that it has wasted time.

I continue to pray for your good health. Sometimes there is really not much more we can do but leave it in the hands of our Maker. She knows best. I await your input. Much Love, my Dear Friend.

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whonunuwho 5 weeks ago from United States

Nice work my friend. You can tell your mother means the world to you. Blessings. whonu

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Yes indeed! However, she's been in Heaven for about four years. I appreciate your support here. Thank you!

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Jodah 5 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

A lovely tribute and thanks to your mother, Manatita. Welcome to the seven year club on HubPages. Congratulations.

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threekeys 5 weeks ago from Australia

Wonderful message for your mum.

Congratualtions manitita on your 7th year at Hubpages. Here's to all good things for you.

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Venkatachari M 5 weeks ago from Hyderabad, India

Beautiful, Manatita! This is a wonderful tribute to your beloved mother. Happy to see that you are celebrating the 7th anniversary at HubPages.

My hearty congratulations and blessings.

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Jodah, I thank you. Are you just after me? I believe so. Not long now. Occultic number. Cool! have a great Saturday or is it? Australia I keep forgetting. Om Shanti!

ThreeKeys, appreciated. Thank you so much!

Ah! My Brother Venkatachari M. Hope that all is good with you. All my Love.

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Venkatachari M 5 weeks ago from Hyderabad, India

I am fine, Manatita. Thanks a lot.

Jodah is ahead in time. Keep 10 hours fast forward with him. They are already enjoying a fine Saturday evening there, I believe.

For myself, it is Diwali festival here on Sunday, 30th October. It is 2:30 pm just now, Saturday. And, I am going to view a film with my son at 7:30 pm. in the Hindi language titled "Shivay". Thanks again and wish you a fine Saturday and Sunday.

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

So happy for you! Enjoy your film with your son and a very Happy Divali. You said something about the wife once. I do not wish for sad memories, but did you say that she passed? Thanks for the Australian info. Once again, HAPPY DIVALI! I went to find this poem for you, but your name is already there. So I'll dedicate something different tomorrow. Anyway, just in case you wish to read it again and share with friends:

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Whonunuwho, I think I missed you. Thank you so much and yes, my mom was very dear to me. A great self-giving Soul. She had a full church and graveyard for her passing and even the Prime Minister and wife came. Awesome! Have a great weekend!

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Jodah 5 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

Yes, Manatita..Saturday evening here. thanks.

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Thanks bro. Venkatachari M filled me in. Cheers.

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ChitrangadaSharan 5 weeks ago from New Delhi, India

Congratulations on completing 7 years on HubPages! Great going indeed and wish you many more years of wonderful writing .

Such a beautiful tribute to your mother and all mothers. I have always been inspired by your soulful poems and it's a blessing and pleasure to know you through your wonderful writings.

Thanks for mentioning my name! Wish you a happy weekend!

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Ha ha ha ha ha! (fun chuckle) You saw your name! You also speak of the poem as if you gave it very special attention. I love this!

Actually You, ChitrangadaSharan, Venkatachari M, Surabhi, Hari, Hari Prasad, Rajan, Emge, Ashish ... much more. All make me so proud of this great land of yours ... of Spirituality ... in a sense we owe you a lot in the West. But hey, our sense of dynamism helps you too. So perhaps we are brothers and sisters and inter-related. Right?

Hope that all is good with you and the family. Have a great weekend.

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Harish Prasad, Deergha, Sara ...

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Ericdierker 5 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

I am sure your mother feels your love.

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Yes, in heaven and perhaps at the funeral. I really cried, Bro ... I cried. Some say that the Buddha was one of the world's wisest men. All sentient or ephemeral things are transitory, he said. Nothing lasts. Seek Nirvana.

So she finally went. Bless her Soul in Heaven.

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always exploring 5 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

I know your mother is smiling in heaven, knowing she raised a beautiful soul and poet. I loved the video, their voice's blend perfectly together. Take care and know that you are loved in Hubville...

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Ruby, I loved the video too. Actually, together with John Legend, they are my favourites when it comes to love songs. Thank you for those kind and loving words. Have a great weekend.

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AliciaC 5 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

Your mother sounds wonderful, Manatita. This is a lovely tribute to both her and your followers. Congratulations on your anniversary at HubPages. I hope your weekend is going well.

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Thank you so much, my Dear Friend. I appreciate your hearty congratulations. About the weekend, my Spirit is not disturbed, but my tummy is. I seem to have ate something wrong on Thursday and was feeling it by Friday morning.

I always speak about self-effort and Grace as twin friends. So I'm taking some things with the advice of friends and it looks - God's willing - that I'll be better tomorrow. Let us hope.

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Nellieanna 5 weeks ago from TEXAS

Dear Manatita. I just loved your remembrance and tribute to your mother. She seems alive in you. The flowers and the wonderful song, “Endless Love” fit your tribute perfectly. I’m listening to the music right now. Have always loved it, but haven’t heard it recently.

I agree with Siddhartha that sentient, ephemeral beings are transitory. That’s a major trait that makes them/us alive. Were it otherwise, it would just be static to begin with and so would have already stopped or ended being alive. Life moves, changes and fulfills its durations, then it is gone as it was and is transformed, perhaps. It feels that those who ‘were’ with us in this life still communicate with us beyond this life here. It ‘rings true’ to me. Perhaps that’s part of the essence of Nirvana.

My mother would fit more than one of the choices, plus some that weren’t included. I checked ‘Unconditional Love’, which was absolutely her essence to me.

Congratulations on your 7th year here on Hubpages. My 7th will arrive next March. My 85th here on Earth will have arrived about a month prior to that! All time, duration and place landmarks, - and comparisons, - are rather relative, aren’t they? It’s the quality more than the quantity when they’re in progress which counts! The quality shines and resounds in your beautiful poetry! So uplifting!

And so thoughtful of you to mention all of us individually who love and enjoy your work and your friendship! Thank you!

Hope your tummy quietens down. Pamper it so it can!

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Nellieanna, a very sweet and charming last statement. It's Sunday morning here and I'm a bit better. I awoke with a message of Light in my head, so I turned it into a poem for my Indian Friends. It's Diwali, after all. (Festival of Lights) I wrote one on Forgiveness but I have put it on hold.

Thank you for your excellent sentiments about mom and the wise sayings of the Buddha. I feel happy to know and do believe that your own mother was an absolute gem also. You're February born, I know. I'm the same but my date is about 8 days ahead of yours. I think that we are both Aquarians. Isn't that beautiful???

I look forward to celebrating with you, God's willing, in 2017, the time when I will reach pension age. Hurray!!! (Actually, I can see myself working. Such is my Dharma in this life) Until, my Sweet. Let us place our heads at the feet of the Omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent Love. Jai to your benevolent Spirit!

P.S. I keep forgetting to mention your fingers and hand. Are you better now?

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Venkatachari M 5 weeks ago from Hyderabad, India

Manatita, my bro. You remembered quite right. My wife passed away 4 years ago and I informed at one of my comments that I celebrated her 4th death anniversary on 9/10/2016. There is already a hub "... A tribute to my wife" posted by me one year back. Though it is unfeatured, I linked it in my spotlight hubs.

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

Thanks bro, and before I forget, HAPPY DIWALI!!! I awoke a.m with a poem for you guys, and although I had written one for you, I changed my mind as this one is more appropriate. It's called Ode to the Light. Happy Diwali for My Indian Friends. You may have seen it by now.

My commiserations or condolences with much Joy to you and son. Hope you enjoyed the movie. Om Shanti!

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MsDora 5 weeks ago from The Caribbean

Congratulations! Within those seven years, you have given much of yourself through your unique poetic expressions. Your themes of longing and fulfillment, darkness erased by light, and the love of God embracing and healing the seeker have been encouraging and inspiring. You also write excellent prose. Love and everything else good as you move forward. Your love for your mother speaks volume about you.

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manatita44 5 weeks ago from london Author

A very soulful compliment, Dee. Back from your trip and perhaps flying again soon, eh? was that what you said? Much Love and Gratitude for your kind comment.

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Surabhi Kaura 5 weeks ago from Toronto, Canada

I just loved your tribute to your Mother. Each and every line resounds in my Heart. Heartiest Congratulations, my Dear! May you continue to rise and shine. Om Shanti!

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manatita44 4 weeks ago from london Author

Thank you, my Sweet. I know someone else with very devotional and charming parents too. Perhaps you may know them, right? Much Love, my Dearest.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

Such a wonderful way to honor your mom. Congratulations on your Hubaversary. Well done . So glad to have you among my friends. Always look forward to your wonderful poetry. With all that you have to offer I would suggest you look into the other site I'm on NIUME. You might find it a most creative place for you too. Just a suggestion. Much love and blessing to you.

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manatita44 4 weeks ago from london Author

Thanks Rasma.

I treasure your idea. Bill speaks of Niume and others too. Frankly, I wish to focus on Blossoms of the Heart, My Guru, Sri Chinmoy: Life And Teachings, plus Maxims For Our Children: A Look At The Teachings of Jesus, The Christ. I also have other books in mind.

I come here and remember my Friends and it's like an addiction. I keep writing poems also, not like an addiction, but they keep coming. I actually have another two to post, but I'm holding back. However, all this to say that I think I will take a rest at number 400 with my Hubs.

Then I'll focus on the website and books. I',m still working at nearly 65 and so I would need to cut down on something. I truly appreciate your thoughts though. Later, perhaps, and I know that Jodah also has a site too. Much Gratitude.

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annart 4 weeks ago from SW England

Congrats & this is a lovely tribute. My mother is ever-present within me despite being gone since 2008.


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manatita44 4 weeks ago from london Author

Ann, I thank you so much! I really thought that you had already seen this Hub. I'm getting old. Lol. Have a pleasant weekend.

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annart 4 weeks ago from SW England

Thanks; you too. No I'm still playing catch-up!


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bravewarrior 2 weeks ago from Central Florida

Manatita, this ode to your mother is absolutely breathtaking! She would be so proud to know how you feel about her and that she did her job well.

Congratulations on seven years. I see this is your 400th article. In a recent conversation with you I know that means you're moving on the concentrate on your books. I support you 100% my friend.

Keep in touch.

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manatita44 2 weeks ago from london Author

No, my 400th is different and my last. Thank you so much, my Dear.

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