O Breath of The Eternal, I'm Coming Home. Sonnets x 3. In Loving Memory of The Mother Of Dora Isaac Weithers (Ms Dora)

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O Breath of The Eternal, I’m Coming Home. A Sonnet


O My Beloved, Source of my Heart,

Breath of the Eternal, I’m coming,

I’m coming Home once more.

Alleluia! I hear the minstrels sing,

As Cherubim’s and Seraphim’s chant Thy name.

I see a tunnel of effulgent Light welcoming me,

A crown of diamond roses; a garland of celestial flames,

Adorns this deathless Spirit, with Thy unfathomable Love.

O Death! Where is thy fear? Who speaks of parting?

Your sweet Bliss falls upon my Soul, like golden snowflakes.


Come! O Lord of millennia! I knew not Your reason

For this veil, for hiding Thy Beauty non-pareil.

But now in this valley of Infinity’s Peace,

Yes! Yes! Sweet Heaven, I’m enchanted and alive again!


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted 17th July, 2016.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

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When I Say My Final Farewell

When I say my final farewell to this sleep of Life,

I will go to the enfolding arms of a Luminary,

Lovingly embracing me, with an incomparable Light.

When I leave the serene comfort of my sitting room,

I shall pull the curtains of my bedroom,

To enter the realm of dance and music.


The veil that separates the Beyond is but a tiny thread,

Delicate in its nurturing, and only a sacred moment away,

From this ephemeral shadow.

Rejoice! The Wings of Love on which I’ll ride,

Will one day eliminate our sorrows,

And augment our joys.


Come! Let us pull the moon down, steady our ship,

So its rays of luminance shine brightly in the Soul.


Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 22nd December, 2015.


~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

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Ode To The Mother Supreme

Those that are diligent, authentic, elegant; immaculate …

Tend to rest in their own grandeur,

Unaware of the Hearts they stir.

Like the life-giving rays of the sun,

They offer themselves in Sacrifice,

Totally void of all expectations.

Look at the twinkling and shooting stars,

A profundity of beauty, touching our very Souls,

On a moonlit night. Can you imagine them elsewhere?

The replenishing and sustaining colours of the rainbow,

Serve only as healing balms, when reflecting from another sphere.

My Love; My Light; My Sacrifice, O Mother Supreme,

So too You entered the magnificence of my life,

Burning an effulgent fire; in the very Essence of my Being. – Manatita.


The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 16th January, 2016.

_Awakening The Inner Light ~

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“Death is not the end. …

Death is the road. Life is the traveller. The soul is the guide.

When the traveller is tired and exhausted, the guide instructs the traveller to take either a short or a long rest, and then again the traveller's journey begins….

Your soul has a special mission. Your soul is supremely conscious of it.

Maya, illusion or forgetfulness, makes you feel that you are finite, weak and helpless. This is not true. You are not the body. You are not the senses. You are not the mind. These are all limited. You are the soul, which is unlimited. Your soul is infinitely powerful. Your soul defies all time and space…

Your special mission — which is the fulfilment of your divinity — is not outside you, but within you. Search within. Meditate within. You will discover your mission.” – Sri Chinmoy

A poem on parting by Mary Elizabeth Frye

Gifts my Mother Gave Me. By Ms Dora

My mother was not talkative during my childhood. She never told me, but I knew she loved me because of the precious gifts she gave me, and I thank her.

  • (1) The gift of life;
  • (2) Adequate care and comfort in less than ideal circumstances;
  • (3) Good food;
  • (4) Appropriate girlish attire;
  • (5) Makeshift toys;
  • (6) The habit of worship—singing, praying, Bible reading;
  • (7) Health checkups;
  • (8) School all the way to completion;
  • (9) Bus fare always;
  • (10) Books to read;
  • (11) Necessities she bought for me when she could not afford to buy for both of us;
  • (12) Daily chores which fed my sense of responsibility;
  • (13) Safe surroundings;
  • (14) Investments of time and money toward making my life better and easier than hers;
  • (15) Protection (never leaving our island till I was old enough to leave home);
  • (16) Altogether, a happy childhood free from abuse and adult concerns.

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Values my Mother Taught Me by Ms Dora

Funny how grateful we become for the values we've been taught when it's our turn to teach them to our children! We stop taking them for granted.

  • (17) Hard work and independence for which my mother was my first model;
  • (18) Respect for her, for myself, for everyone else and for God;
  • (19) Appreciation for family, especially on my father’s side;
  • (20) Good manners (courtesy);
  • (21) Personal hygiene;
  • (22) House cleanliness despite its size, and the quality of furniture and furnishings;
  • (23) Responsibility to share, especially with family members who had more needs than we had;
  • (24) Punctuality, which sometimes require setting out clothes and other necessities the night before the event;
  • (25) Gratitude—writing thank you letters for gifts;
  • (26) Excellence in knowing and reciting my poems;
  • (27) Resource management (like washing my white school socks on Friday night to make them ready for church the next day);
  • (28) Commitment to show up, barring illness, when and where duty calls;
  • (29) Wisdom, allowing her mother’s input in raising me;
  • (30) Kindness; (Once a week, every summer of high school vacation, she had me visit a certain neighbor to find out what I could do to help her and the children.)
  • (31) Loyalty, reminding me not to buy from the city stores what I could buy from the neighborhood store;
  • (32) Contentment, being happy with who I am and what I have.
  • Source:http://hubpages.com/family/50-Reasons-to-Thank-Mother

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Surabhi Kaura 4 months ago from Toronto, Canada

My condolences. I pray to God to give much strength to Ms Dora to bear this irreparable loss. Junctures like these become smooth when we all unite and pray. Thank you for uplifting the spirit with your poems, Manatita. God bless you. Radhaswami.


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cat on a soapbox 4 months ago from Los Angeles

Manatita, These beautiful words bring strength to me and lasting images of hope and joy. Thank you:).Still we ache with the sorrow of having to part with our loved ones on our journey. My prayers go with Ms Dora that our Lord will bring her comfort and peace.


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Surabhi. WE all wish her a smooth passage. Higher and loving Blessings. Hari Om Tat Sat.

cat on a soapbox,

A very sweet thing to say, my friend, and a sentiment I feel sure that she'll appreciate. God bless your loving Heart. Thank you so much!


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ChitrangadaSharan 4 months ago from New Delhi, India

My heartfelt condolences and thank you manatita for the information through your beautiful tribute.

This loss is irreparable but I pray to God to give strength to Ms Dora. It is only through prayers that we can recover from such painful experiences of life.

Thanks and God bless!


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billybuc 4 months ago from Olympia, WA

If there is a nicer person at HubPages than Dora, I'd like to meet that person. My prayers are with Dora's mother....my praise is with you, Manatita, for this lovely work, and with Dora, for being a beautiful human being.


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

Yes. my dear Chitrangada, any loss can cause much grieving, yet alone a beloved Mother. Again prayers for strength and guidance is necessary. I appreciate your loving words. Om Shanti!

Bill, yes, a most beautiful human being. I send her my Love as I'm sure we all would at this trying time. Thank you so much for your loving words.


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Jodah 4 months ago from Queensland Australia

What a beautiful and caring hub, manatita. My prayers and condolences are with Dora and her dear mother.


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MarleneB 4 months ago from Northern California, USA

My condolences are offered to the lovely Ms Dora for the loss of her beautiful and faithful mother. My prayers are for strength and peace during this time. As this message reminds us, "Death is not the end..." Ms Dora , may you find comfort in knowing that your mother is in a place that is so magnificent that we, here on earth, could not begin to describe its glory.


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Jodah. Really nice to have your support for Mrs Dee and her mom, especially such loving words. Gratitude ...much.

Marlene, very sweet of you. Gratitude.


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Venkatachari M 4 months ago from Hyderabad, India

A beautiful tribute to Dora's mother by you, that too in three poems. It shows your affection and concern for her. I am very sorry for the same and convey my condolences to M.S.Dora and thanks to you for informing the news in such loving manner. May God bestow her with the strength needed to pass this situation.


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

Gratitude my Dear Brother Venkatachari M. I'm sure that Dora will appreciate your condolences here. Best wishes to you and family.


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always exploring 4 months ago from Southern Illinois

This is a beautiful tribute to Dora's mother. I especially like this line, " Rejoice! The wings of love on which I'll ride. " God bless you Dora and your family...


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

Hi Ruby. Thank you so much! On behalf of Dora I thank you too. Have a great weekend!


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Frank Atanacio 4 months ago from Shelton

what a lovely grouping of words you put together to create a dedication to a wonderful person's mother.. we pray that her soul is captured and embraced by God..


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

Very sweet sentiment Frank and wonderful prayer. Gratitude


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MsDora 4 months ago from The Caribbean

Manatita, thanks for these wonderful sentiments concerning my mother and me. She would have joined your fan club if she knew you. Thanks also to all your readers who expressed concern and sympathy for me. You make HubPages the beautiful online hangout that it is. Blessings on us all!


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

Thanks Dee. Drop me a line. Tell me about things as best you can. All my Love to you. Much peace.


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aviannovice 4 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Indeed, condolences to one of the finest women that I know, even though we have not "officially" met. I know her through her kindness, high moral standards, and good values. Her soul touches mine through the miles, and she is one of the finest people that I could be fortunate enough to meet face to face.


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

What a beautiful thing to say, Deb! I'm sure that she would be pleased. What a lovely woman you are too!

Thank you for joining others here in offering condolences to Ms Dora. Much Love.


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bravewarrior 4 months ago from Central Florida

Manatita, this is so beautiful. I'm sure Dora is very touched by your loving tribute.

Dora, I wasn't aware that you lost your mom. You were a constant by her side. My heart goes out to you. God bless you.


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manatita44 4 months ago from london Author

Swet and loving thoughts from you, Shauna. We all honour and treasure your heartfelt words. Gratitude

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