The Zealots

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The last time that I looked, they were searching ancient texts;

And was seriously averse to many modern sects.

They treated all my children, like the grey and cloudy sky,

Dowsing them with great big fires and leaving them to die.


They were very zealous, resentful and lacklustre;

And so could not see the harvest, of the ploughing farmer.

I emerged from sweet celestial Love, like a burning flame,

Yet they hindered many innocents, acting in My name.


When I last looked, they were slating union-harmony.

But isn’t fusion crucial, for a brilliant symphony?

To roar like thunder in the clouds; and in the emerald sky,

Lighting up the gran-de-ur, of the firmament on high.

The last time that I looked, they spoke of diff-er-ent Paths,

Was indifferent to the nightingales, singing in their Hearts.

The voice of Conscience whispered: “O little children, Listen!”

They were too busy playing, in their weird self-made prison.

The last time that I looked, they were searching sacred books;

But could not see the beauty, in the vibrant running brooks.

Manatita, 25th June, 2016. ©Copyrighted.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

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All glory to the natural wonders of His Love,

Below, inside; within; above.

Sing out His sacred sanctity,

His Love He gives to you and me." -Manatita

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

Wonderfully done and wonderful sentiments. I count myself lucky to be surrounded by great friends and family -- so that even if I fail to listen to God's kindness, they darn sure make me listen to theirs. A zealot can only exist without true friends.


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manatita44 5 months ago from london Author

Good point, my Brother. Food for thought. Thanks a lot and love to the family this weekend.


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Perspycacious 5 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

The eye of the beholder is fixed to see what the beholder desires to see. Thus those who seek beauty can find and see it. Those who seek the sullen, darkening skies have already cast out light for darkness.


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JG Hemlock 5 months ago from VISIONS AND DREAMS

Dowsing them with great big fires and leaving them to die....Yet they hindered many innocents, acting in My name.... perfect and beautiful and talented writer.

Have I met any Zealots? Hmmmmmm. I don't think so. lol


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manatita44 5 months ago from london Author

Perspycacious, interesting thought. Thanks for your input.

Welome JG Hemlock. Your're interesting too. Witty. I like that. Much Love to you both this weekend.


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Jodah 5 months ago from Queensland Australia

A wonderful poem, manatita. One of your very best.


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manatita44 5 months ago from london Author

To Jodah. Thanks Bro. Appreciated. A cleverly woven one and more topical; mundane.


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manatita44 5 months ago from london Author

To Jodah. I grew up doing the things that connect but now I prefer the esoteric..the spiritual.

I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers at worship this a.m


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shprd74 5 months ago from Bangalore

Wonderful poem. Nature prefers diversity so how can we be not. Those who won't appreciate this fact are sure troubled then, would be now and sure in future.

- hari


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manatita44 5 months ago from london Author

Hari Om! My Brother. Not seen a poem of yours recently. Taking a rest?Much Love.


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billybuc 5 months ago from Olympia, WA

I'm with Eric. I surround myself with wise people who love me. They keep me on the path of love....

blessings my friend


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shprd74 5 months ago from Bangalore

Thanks mantita. Check my latest 'lets duet' and few more i wrote few weeks back.

- hari


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always exploring 5 months ago from Southern Illinois

Sometimes we overlook the good when we allow our thought's to wander off the path. Lovely, another of your soul searching pieces...


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manatita44 5 months ago from london Author

Yes, Bill, very wise indeed!!

Hari, will do. Think I commented on 'let's duet'. though.

Ruby, you are 'cool.' I thank you. My trouble is that only the good people read my work, but again, like Bill and Eric, perhaps I sense and stay away from the unnecessary ones. Have a great Sunday.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Delightful poetry, very expressive. I believe we must always look for the good and turn away from the bad.


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MsDora 5 months ago from The Caribbean

So profound! No surprise coming from you, yet you give me reason to marvel at your eloquent word images.


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Frank Atanacio 5 months ago from Shelton

manatita love the feel of this poem my friend :)


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manatita44 5 months ago from london Author

Yes, yes, Rasma. I so agree! So sorry that I'm seeing these comments so late. Much Love.

Dee, I 'm a natural... (boo...booo...me) Actually, I sometimes wonder about my use of words. They come to me naturally, but again, I read a great deal as a child, young boy and teen, and more importantly, I'm blessed intuitively from within. Love to mom.

Frank, thank you, thank you...there are lots of rhythm in my rhymes. I dance within. ha ha. LOL.


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Surabhi Kaura 5 months ago from Toronto, Canada

A most commendable poem. They say, when the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over the zealots. The poem rhymes so gracefully.

"The last time that I looked, they were searching sacred books;

But could not see the beauty, in the vibrant running brooks.” - Manatita

Captures the essence of the poem. It reminds me of Shakespeare - “And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. I would not change it.” Those who seek peace shall find the Higher God, eradicating the veil of fanaticism. It would seem evident from their words.


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manatita44 5 months ago from london Author

Cool Didiji. Nice quote. How is the uni thing coming on? Love you.


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Surabhi Kaura 5 months ago from Toronto, Canada

Going great! Got accepted to the University of Toronto for TESOL this September. For now, just want to finish the legal writing exams for the mooting competition. Then there's this volunteer work at the senior home that I am doing. Life is good :)


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manatita44 5 months ago from london Author

Excellent!

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