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Life Oh Blessed Life; A peace to Manatita

Updated on March 5, 2020
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I like to come at things from a different angle. Usually if we take some words and apply them to ourselves we can then apply to the world.

Planting Flowers

Now he is as big as tall as that shovel and knows how to use it.
Now he is as big as tall as that shovel and knows how to use it. | Source

Bringing Us Together in Chorus

Humble Offering

Somehow Manatita, brought this to mind, when it seems to be such a time of fear and hate

Just some poetry of gratitude which is my attitude. Perhaps some meaning I will find, perhaps to you it will be kind. I am not certain of the things I do, I never meant to hurt you too. Why oh why do I find this crazy solace in a world so filled with malice? I see a virus and as a living thing, should not its life we sing. Not so hard this living will to love your enemies even still. Disease and petulance are our lot in life, perhaps as a whole we grow stronger in strife. I dedicate this piece in stride to a man I know that gives me healthy pride – to grow.

Never in life’s delight

A Lantern carrier’s right

Words are mixed here and there

Upon sweet oceans of words declare

No I do?

Love is knew?

Bring savory lights aplomb

Cozy in my faithful womb

He brings life to dark

Not upon some selfless lark

A gift given to you and I

A gift to bring us all to try

Love is known to us

Let there be no more fuss

He brings a something, a joy

Like delight in a new found boy

We do not ever forget

The peace and breathe that he begets

Love is not beneath it is within

His constant din

So Manatita and I do not see eye to eye in conversing. Not strange at all for ever versing. My lordy! He and I are words and works apart. We come from different points of art. I am trained in preaching and law and have many children of who I call mine. He is a gift of care, a nurse so very sublime. He is trained and a teacher in Sri Chinmoy bringing to all of us peace and joy. But of all we do not compete. In my walk he does complete.

So let us be humble and taught. For Manatita is not for not.

The boy teacher and father student walk into the garden at night

No fear is here no awesome fright

The Lantern carrier is by our side

Leaving love here to reside

Let all the world have reprieve

If in the love to there we leave

Starlight, moonlight and sunlight

He gives to us so much bright

Travel the world to distant places

Joy in life in all it’s faces

New York, New York or South Africa

Germany and South America

Look not hard for the Lantern

Try not for you to earn

It is there right by your side

For in your heart he doth abide

Ancient Piute

A favorite space.
A favorite space. | Source

The Curtain is Only Rising My Friend

Thanks

I got up early in the morning and went outside a bit. Darkness is beautiful I must admit. It was a chosen area of my delight that I went to just out of sight. I found what I was looking for. Looking at me like I was a bore. Just my little garden mole. Creeping out of her hidden hole. Now it might be possible to think that I need a real good shrink. But I have Manatita to guide me right. Carrying his lantern to my delight.

Perhaps a person comes into our lives not for us. Perhaps they come in so that by touching us we touch another and they another and that was the real deal all along. I often think that Manatita is using me. Using me as a conduit to spread the love further and further. I like that thought.

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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Verlie I love your comment. I used to teach marketing in a country with only one state run marketing company. First is; marketing is education and education is marketing. Second is, of what harm to show kindness, ditch the sale be compassionate and make the sale. Sell, if not the product you own good graces.

      Strange background for an old preacher.

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      manatita44 

      16 months ago from london

      More thanks to all you guys and your wonderful comments. Peace.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      16 months ago from Canada

      Eric, life is full of mystery, you capture that very well in your prose poem to manatita. It is not surprising to me to see the two of you on the same page. Great that you do not compete, but complete. I just read something this morning on Twitter that seems to fit here:

      “At a moment of truth step forward with kindness. It will enrich your day beyond words!”

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Devika friendships abound here. What could be better than to express them?

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bill this one is jammed packed. Fun.

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      Devika Primić 

      16 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Eric you have created a great hub for someone as manatita44 he is a great inspiration and includes many hubbers in his writing.

      An awesome write to this special person.

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      William Kovacic 

      16 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Wow, Eric! You sid a bunch this time. Wonderfully done, my friend.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Ray I thank you. Like with your work my boy and I review Manatita's work quite often together. So much of this was born of actual observation.

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      manatita44 

      16 months ago from london

      Thanks again guys. Lots of love here. Peace.

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      Ray 

      16 months ago from Philippines

      This is a beautiful piece, Sir Eric. I surely love this part...

      "He brings a something, a joy

      Like delight in a new found boy

      We do not ever forget

      The peace and breathe that he begets

      Love is not beneath it is within"

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Eidwen I am glad that you think so. Thank you.

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      Eiddwen 

      16 months ago from Wales

      A wonderful and well deserved tribute . Thank you for sharing Eric.

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      manatita44 

      16 months ago from london

      Mercy beaucoup madames y Monseur

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      Dora Weithers 

      16 months ago from The Caribbean

      Eric, I feel love in everything you do. It is "not beneath it is within" both you and Manatita and your works.

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Mary and I am sure that Manatita thanks you as well. Take good care.

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      Mary Norton 

      16 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Yes, Manatita is all that you've written here. A light to many of us. A Lantern Carrier who comes when we're in the dark. A beautiful tribute.

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Shaloo. It is so fun to know him. We come at things from different angles sometimes but end up right back together.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      16 months ago from India

      Such a beautiful and befitting tribute to Manatita. He is so knowledgeable and spiritual...and so are you! Keep spreading the love and light!

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Manatita you just bounced me up from happiness to joy full. It is very clear to me that "I" did not write this but rather our collective we did. Oh God I pray you keep me tethered to the beauty of love.

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      manatita44 

      16 months ago from london

      My gratutude to all you loving souls. I see this clearly, even though the Light can sometimes bring shadows. You are a unique dream of Love. Hold on.

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      manatita44 

      16 months ago from london

      Brother this is such a special piece! Not about me but just because it's written like no other here and yet it flows so well! Awesome!

      An inspired piece and quite honest too. I appreciate this.

      You are all souls like me, in this oneness- world. I'm just trained to look up always, that's all. We all are this Light. Dawn is waiting to hand us the victory-banner of Love, so that our Heart's nightingales can all sing. Isn't this beautiful!

      Now you talk about Love and I talk about Love. We are the leaf and its shadow, both drawing from the suns of Love. I really love your piece!

      Yes, I'm in your Heart. Not Manatita, the man. Just a student of Love, a small spark of the Light of Spirit, that dwells within each soul. Lots of gratitude.

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Isn't Cool John that a number of us are like brothers writing away.

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Lorna it is I who am impressed. I am so enjoying your articles. Ain't life grand!

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      John Hansen 

      16 months ago from Gondwana Land

      This is a worthy tribute to manatita, Eric, and what makes it extra special is that you did it in verse. He is always writing tributes to others so deserves some recognition in return.

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Denise you gave me a chuckle and thank you.

      Imagine for just a second, that that half in and half out fog was how you lived day to day. My poor family.

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Pamela it sounds like you are accusing me of being a salesman ;-)

      Guilty on both counts. In spite of life I reckon education and vocation will always show through.

      But I am a writer.

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Vidya. Tonight it was/is star charting and magnified moon. No matter, love always lights the way.

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Nell you are always a pleasure to hear from. I hope this returned the favor.

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Flourish I thank you. It felt right.

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Linda for the boy and I, I just can't make it up. Thank you for your support here. We are a fine community of folks in our circle.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      16 months ago

      I love how these poems map out your relationship with Manatita Eric. Such a lovely tribute and I love the idea about spreading love. I'm so impressed Eric.

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks much Ruby, your support means a lot to me.

      Manatita is an easy one to write nice things about.

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      Denise McGill 

      16 months ago from Fresno CA

      You always leave me in a daze, wondering where I am and where I've been, as if I am waking from a dream.

      Blessings,

      Denise

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      16 months ago from Sunny Florida

      This writing is so beautiful. You are most certainlt a pastor and a lawyer I think. Eric, I always love your writing.

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      VIDYA D SAGAR 

      16 months ago

      Beautiful poem Eric, especially the part" The boy teacher and father student walk into the garden at night......Thanks for sharing.

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      Eric Dierker 

      16 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks Bill,

      Some days the sky could not get more clear and beautiful. You just brightened my day.

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      Nell Rose 

      16 months ago from England

      Such beautiful words and thoughts! This was so lovely. Have an awesome day!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      16 months ago from USA

      Lovely job

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      Linda Lum 

      16 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Eric, this is perfect. "The boy teacher and father student walk into the garden at night. No fear is here no awesome fright. The Lantern carrier is by our side." He is with all of us in spirit, lighting the path and guiding us. Thank you for this.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      16 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Eric, this is sooo beautiful! So many of we Hubbers feel the same way, only your rhyme tells our feelings in a majestic way. ( And you said that you were no poet, not true. )

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      Bill Holland 

      16 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I've got nothing but the word "beautiful" for you today,Eric. I thank the gods for people like you and Manatita in my life, and this is beautiful.

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