The Despondency of The Soul. A Sonnet by Manatita

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It hurts, not so much the searing bodily pain,

But a despondency of the Soul,

Such as only the mystics know.

I feel like one under water, struggling to breathe.

Only it’s a grief that fails to lift;

I am in the sea, and still being held under.

My sweet Lord, be merciful.

Listen to my anguished cry.

This child of Yours was vulnerable,

And most definitely the victim,

Of temptation-desires.

Last night I entered a chasm,

Visited the House of Darkness,

And now the sadness of the Heart is ceaseless.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted. May 2nd, 2015.

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Phyllis Doyle 17 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

May your devoted Soul of Beauty and Enlightenment find peace and everlasting Higher Love, Manatita. May your Lantern ever shine brightly and your Heart be ever full of Eternal Love.


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manatita44 17 months ago from london Author

Very kind and loving sentiments, my beautiful spiritual sister. Much appreciated. I have a lot of great ones full of Light. You chose a sad and powerful one. Om Shanti!


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billybuc 17 months ago from Olympia, WA

I've visited the Despair Restaurant and Bar a time or two. Didn't like their service. Now I have happiness delivered right to my door. :)

Peace my friend!


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manatita44 17 months ago from london Author

He he. Good on ya. Indeed excellent! I know the score and am always rooting for you. Much love.


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Faith Reaper 17 months ago from southern USA

Aw, when love seems to have departed us, it is truly a painful thing. However, I do know love still remains in your heart and when you give it, it never comes back void. It may be not in the manner in which you perceive it should return, but it will return to you full circle.

Peace and blessings


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manatita44 17 months ago from london Author

Thanks Faith, and too true.

I commend you on your love for your children, but I am told that the Beloved loves us infinitely more. Why not, after all, we are made and fashioned in His own image. Much peace this weekend. Salaam!


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Besarien 17 months ago

I went through a period when I struggled with despair and possibly depression. I finally realized it was my inner voice screaming at me that something about my life wasn't working. I quit a really awful job that sucked my time and energy for little gain, real or imagined, and everything got better.


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Eric Flynn 17 months ago from Providence, Rhode Island

An apologetic poem prayer of mercy for the challenges of man. Voted up.

EWF


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manatita44 17 months ago from london Author

Spot on, Bro! You got it.

Happy that you came and truly appreciated you input. Higher Blessings.

Besarien, the more I hear from you, the more I like you. I feel your sincerity.

Yes, This world or Mother nature is filled with a variety of different forces, and some, like wrong choice of work or friends, do drain us. In this case you knew and wanted change. God bless your seeking Heart. Much Love.


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annart 17 months ago from SW England

Beautifully raw words for a raw emotion. Despair is a killer but can be conquered by love. I am fortunate to no longer suffer despair but I have known it; I don't think there's a person alive who hasn't, apart from the young perhaps.

Ann


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vkwok 16 months ago from Hawaii

You enchant us with your poetry, Manatita!


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manatita44 16 months ago from london Author

Thanks a lot, Bro. Are you well? Hope that all is good. Much appreciation.


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vkwok 16 months ago from Hawaii

I am well, thanks Manatita. I hope you are, too.


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manatita44 16 months ago from london Author

Yes, bro. Just returned from Meditation with my Centre members. Good to know that all is good with you. Salaam!


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Lady_E 16 months ago from London, UK

Beautiful inspiring. At some point in life, we all go through times of despondency. May God give us strength and use us as a channel to comfort others...just like you do. Thanks.


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manatita44 16 months ago from london Author

Very sweet of you, Lady_E. Very loving sentiment and I appreciate this. I don't think that you've seen your poem:http://manatita44.hubpages.com/hub/With-Love-Unspo... Much Love.


Lee Cloak 15 months ago

Wow, a really amazing poem, great to read, thanks, Lee


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manatita44 15 months ago from london Author

Thanks Lee. You're a true artist. Welcome and much gratitude.

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