When I Say My Final Farewell. A Sonnet by Manatita

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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.


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"Death is not the end. Death can never be 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..." -Sri Chinmoy.

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swalia 11 months ago

Death is not the end but the beginning of yet another cycle of life and death. Only the Lord and the Guru can guide us to lead a life of purpose and devotion so that we return back to the Godhead!

A beautiful poem...Only a surrendered soul can embrace death so peacefully!


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manatita44 11 months ago from london Author

Gosh! You're quick! Good to see you, as always, my dear Friend. Thank you so much! You understand my poem. Much Love, Swalia.


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billybuc 11 months ago from Olympia, WA

And yet so many "believers" fear death.....you speak truths that are so important....this is just one step in a journey. Beautifully stated, my friend. Now, I want you to have a blessed and wonderful Christmas.


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manatita44 11 months ago from london Author

Thank you, Bro. The feeling is mutual. I'm glad that you inverted this word in commas. Such a misused and terrible word. Funny, it probably started in America, the land of Emerson, Jefferson, Washington and other awesome Souls! Let us look forward with much promise. Peace to you and Bev.


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Venkatachari M 11 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Great sonnet. Death is not the end, it is a beginning to new horizon. It is like shedding old clothes and wearing new ones. Leaving only body. Soul is always there - eternal. Very inspiring sonnet and great enlightening messages in the poems of Rumi. Thanks for sharing.


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manatita44 11 months ago from london Author

Hi again Bro. Thanks a lot! Of course you know that this goes hand in hand with the Gita. Much Love.


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bravewarrior 11 months ago from Central Florida

Beautiful reminder of where our Life Journey is leading.

Merry Christmas, my Friend!


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Surabhi Kaura 11 months ago from Toronto, Canada

“Age travels at galloping pace; who knows where it will stop

We do not have the reins in our hands nor our feet in the stirrups” – Khushwant Singh

You have covered all the essential themes of life in your poetry. The book will be a bonus!

Rumi’s words are so powerful… so much Truth in his words.

Thank you for writing this poem, Manatita. It’s a reminder about the ultimate Truth of life. Your words are nicely woven. I really like the last two lines of the poem – quite deep and touching. Well done. Bravo!


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always exploring 11 months ago from Southern Illinois

Life is but a journey toward the heavenly home. This is one of your very best. I love it!


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manatita44 11 months ago from london Author

Yes Shauna. Isn't that sweet! But not yet, not yet, said St. Augustine. He became the Father of Christianity. Cool, eh?

Thanks Surabhi.

Have another read at Kushwant's quote, and yes, you are getting young, hehe. Thirty something soon?

I really admire and appreciate you for your wonderful sentiments. God bless.

Ruby, I thank you so much! Ready for Christmas! Lots of hugs and great wishes for you and family. Much Peace.


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word55 11 months ago from Chicago

This takes me deep into darkness and sleep, a farewell gives me the sentiment to weep but understand, we've just begun to enjoy the life in spirit with fun.


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manatita44 11 months ago from london Author

Wow! Very poetic, my Dear Al. So good to see you and to know that you enjoy the life of the spirit with fun. Yes, let us celebrate, for God is ever-compassionate and a peerless Delight. Glory be! Happy Christmas, Bro.


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AudreyHowitt 11 months ago from California

What an excellent piece to read today--beautifully penned


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manatita44 11 months ago from london Author

Thank you so much, Audrey. Yes, probably my fourth one on this important subject. Glory be!


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Reynold Jay 11 months ago from Saginaw, Michigan

For this reader ( and fan) this is so very touching as I see death ( of loved ones) all around me each and every day. Tears are flowing as I write this message to you. Bless you.


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manatita44 11 months ago from london Author

Thank you, thank you, Reynold.

Such a touching message! I feel for you, my dear brother! I send you all my Love - each little two-pence worth - and pray for Higher blessings to continue for you and all you hold dear. Happy New Year!


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Missy Smith 11 months ago from Florida

I love your opening line. The sleep of life is so true to where we are in this world right now. Some of us have a pleasant sleep with few trials as we wait to enter our destiny, and some of us have a more turbulent trip. However, you are right; death is not the end. It is the beginning of a whole new world. I'm going to be one of those beings who are exhausted when I get there. I cannot wait to feel rejuvenated and new again. That thought helps me keep walking through this world. Beautiful Manatita! :)


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manatita44 11 months ago from london Author

Missy, Chuckle, chuckle ...happiness is a great inner boon, and you make me happy. Perhaps you can conquer the exhaustion here. Change your angle of vision. The Universe is always friendly. Be its flow! I am with you, and the Master is with you. Don't think of death, but feel no fear. Strive to be happy!


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Missy Smith 11 months ago from Florida

You definitely make me feel shiny too, Manatita. lol...That was my word for happy; shiny. I love that you giggle when I speak. I hope I make you do that often. I must have such a quirky personality. Many people call me silly girl and laugh. lol...I like that!! :):):)


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aviannovice 11 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Oh, yes, pull ALL those beautiful planetary bodies down so that we may rejoice in their beauty and splendor. What a part of grand creations to enhance our appreciation of beauty.


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manatita44 11 months ago from london Author

Sweet simplicity, Missy. Not silliness at all. As a matter of fact, you're quite bright. In a sweet way, a little too vulnerable, perhaps. Watch your friends closely. Yes, keep laughing. Great medicine for the Spirit.

Deb, indeed! We need all the beauty, like birds plus, that we can get. Yes let's try to pull some down. New Year, perhaps. (smile)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 11 months ago from Riga, Latvia

A most inspirational sonnet and wonderful pictures. Love and peace to you.


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manatita44 11 months ago from london Author

Thank you Gypsy. Hope you had a truly peaceful Christmas, and of course, the big one is yet to come. Much Love.

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