The Pull Of Entanglements

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I saw the depths of torrential sadness,

Streaming through her distraught eyes.

Like an archipelago of grey mists,

They wrapped themselves around her emotions,

As life became a solemn fire of her longing.


God! How she missed him!

The red tangled cords of her heart burned with passion,

Reaching wearingly for a long gone dream.

Looking into her Soul she saw a mirror,

Manifesting the mystic intricacies of her despair.

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I saw my Beloved, pouring the Light of Peace,

Into her attachment-bondage,

Mixing a blend of mellifluous charm;

Fragrant roses whispering to her Spirit.

I looked again; saw an effulgent messenger,

Erasing an ephemeral phantom,

Dancing within the confines of her Heart.


It worked … briefly… for three moons later,

She was seen clutching at elusive shadows,

Even though aware that all things transitory,

Remain obedient to the Wheels of Time.


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 21st August, 2016.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

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Entanglements

How hard are they to overcome?

  • Very
  • Almost impossible
  • Cannot be done
  • Much patience and acceptance needed... much.
  • Other
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Ericdierker 3 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Really moving introspective words you have put together into a delight of art. I had to vote for "cannot be overcome". Mainly I think we just come to notice them and not let them overcome us. I always fear that with a remedy to such malady we become attached to the remedy.


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Jodah 3 months ago from Queensland Australia

Beautiful but powerful words, Manatita. I voted "much patience and acceptance needed".


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Hi Eric. I chuckle. Very interesting take. We say that one can become attached to detachment. I guess you're putting the same thing another way. Still, one will eventually become detached from the attachment to detachment. ha ha. Go on! have a sweet chuckle. Love you Bro.

Jodah, I like that. A good one in the face of aridity and disenchantments. Cool! Thank you.


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billybuc 3 months ago from Olympia, WA

"The depths of torrential sadness....." It's phrases like that which separate the good writers from the writer-wannabe. Well done. I love a well-crafted phrase. It's music.....it's poetry!!!!!

blessings always


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always exploring 3 months ago from Southern Illinois

I voted the same as John. Been there, done that! Beautiful poetry!


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Bill, I thank you so much!1 I create them all the time -- straight from intuition. Much Love, my Friend.

Ruby, I like that. I like Jodah's too. A tougher write, perhaps? I'll do a couple of tough ones. (chuckle) Gratitude.


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AliciaC 3 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is an interesting and thought provoking poem. It also contains beautiful imagery, like all your poetry. The story that you've told is powerful.


manatita44 3 months ago

Thank you Alicia. A strong one, yes. Much Love.


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Sulabha 3 months ago from Indore, India

Touching. Entanglements are difficult to overcome- it can even be a job which you suddenly leave. The feeling is the same as you have described in the poem.


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Yes, yes...it applies to so many areas! You understand. Gratitude.


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Frank Atanacio 3 months ago from Shelton

I enjoyed the poem as always manatita.. but I really love the title..


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Yes, a great one, eh? Thank you. Thank you, my Brother.


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Gina Welds-Hulse 3 months ago from Rockledge, Florida

Pierces my soul....but I believe it was meant to. Powerful!

Much love!


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Read more of my poems when you can, and yes, thank you for visiting my Hub. I have added a video of my poem, The Glories of The Seer-poet. Give me your artistic viewpoint. Much Love, Gina. Gratitude... much.


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Gina Welds-Hulse 3 months ago from Rockledge, Florida

I was just reading "It burns and the heat consumes me." Will definitely do some hub-hopping today.


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

So you are here, my Sweet. remind me not to forget that you haven taken on a lot, plus your intrinsic or authentic duties. Go with necessities as they arise. Again, much Love.


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Nellieanna 3 months ago from TEXAS

I expected this to be about your own entanglements. But I quickly saw it is for another's and it is full of understanding and empathy, along with an offer of a 'life-line' of hope and uplifting.

Knowing you, Manatita, these poems' intrinsic power, sincerity and truth will be taken and used for good if this is seen by that person.

I'd have to have chosen 'other' in reply to the poll. It is not the great effort to overcome as your poll choice expresses. It's much easier than remaining entangled!


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Nellieanna 3 months ago from TEXAS

PS. . . Plus it is infinitely easier if one learns to stay out of entanglements altogether! When an involvement begins to be sensed as starting to be entangling, it can be recognized for what it is without apology or feeling obligated to accept it and its burden and detrimental effects. That may be the hard part but it is wise and necessary to heed the warnings and let it go or else to pay the price and get only tragic rewards for one's trouble.

It's no accident that major religious prophets have warned against entanglements, attachments or however they described those spirit-robbing choices one can allow to take control.


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Ha ha, You definitely understand this one. The one you just commented on before is for the same reason. Not for anyone I know as in this case, but for whoever it resonates with.

I am a servant here, a mere instrument of His. Your last line is a paradox, like Truth itself. On the one hand, we simply move flower pot A to flower pot B. One plant is man; one plant is God. But for whatever reason, life just does not make it so easy. The poll has practical answers and supports this.

Yes, for those who know, I write with sincerity... Love...I have no other purpose. Have a great weekend, my Dear Nellieanna.


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Sweetheart, you are helping me here. Awesome! This is a very powerful Hub; a touching topic and very real for many! Let us continue to serve; to elevate... to recognise our needs; our brothers and sisters: Mankind. Hari Om! Praise be!

P.S Two superb contributions from you, my dear Nellieanna.


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MsDora 3 months ago from The Caribbean

Studying the entanglements of this woman gives the reader a chance to think of personal entanglements and encourages perseverance. Well done, again!


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Hi Dee.

Is all good with you? Miss you. Why don't you write? Much Love.-Manatita


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Nellieanna 3 months ago from TEXAS

Manatita, I think you might appreciate this poem of mine from 1971.

PARADOX

Cling not to dreams

Nor to realities.

There is substance

Unperceived,

Awaiting non-pre-ceptioin,

Passive still.

Play with forms,

Tweek fornulas,

Relationships cajole.

The stuff is at

Your fingertips,

Just beyond control.

Supply your spark of life

To find.

What's unperceived

Is in design,

What's pre-conceived

Is far behind,

Half-remembered

In God's mind,

Imprinted on your soul.

It is - but is not yet -

Perfection.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay

nov-71


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manatita44 3 months ago from london Author

Exquisitely beautiful! We all can learn from this. Much Peace, Nellieanna.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Sad and poignant the healing must start from within for a soul seeking love and finding none is left wanting and then must first find love from deep within oneself. For loving first oneself the beauty and love then radiates forth and in turn can be answered by another wanting soul.


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manatita44 2 months ago from london Author

Interesting Gypsy. That is another side of you or perhaps in keeping with yourself. I did not know that you are so deep. Intelligent approach.


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bravewarrior 2 months ago from Central Florida

I've always managed to detangle myself from toxic people and situations. It takes inner reflection and strength, but it can be done.


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manatita44 2 months ago from london Author

Ha ha. I thought that you had already been here. Never mind. What do you think of the two tough or despairing poems? Too much or about right? Some say that despair helps us. Thanks a lot, Shauna.


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bravewarrior 2 months ago from Central Florida

Manatita, I've never really experienced despair. I pull myself up and out before I get that low. I'm afraid of what would happen if I allowed despair to enter my soul.


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manatita44 2 months ago from london Author

No, no, Dear. Not for you! You're much too sweet! How does the poem feel in terms of heaviness or images to readers?

Perhaps this one is worse: It Burns And The Heat Consumes Me


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bravewarrior 2 months ago from Central Florida

I think your readers have answered that question, Manatita! :-)


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aviannovice 2 months ago from Stillwater, OK

And those wheels of time certainly turn forever! Excellent work.


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manatita44 2 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Deb. From now on they get better. (Chuckle)

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