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A Birthday Blessing and Celebration For Manatita: Poem

Updated on February 10, 2020
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Audrey's desire to help others to respect and understand themselves led her to the study of psychology at UCLA.

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Born on Purpose For a Purpose….

Manatita

A divine journey

Immaculately woven

Born through threads of purity

Proclaiming love its own mission.

Without question, today is one of the most outstanding days of your life. As you celebrate this very important day, I pray for blessings on you so that your life may know true happiness throughout its earthly journey.

You are a magnificent person whose excellence one can’t help but aspire to.

Have a fantastic birthday!

"Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again."

Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Your Special Day

I sing to you this song today

To celebrate your birth

The child has now become a man

To find his place on earth.


This heartfelt wish is just for you

Todays your special day

May all the dreams that you pursue

Transpire along your way


Thanks to you for being

Exactly who you are

For giving hope to others

Whether near or far


May your future dance with joy

And filled with every pleasure

Remember with your every breath

You’re someone we all treasure.

Manatita The Lantern Carrier

The Prayer

© 2020 Audrey Hunt

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    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      7 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Umesh

      Thank you for your kind words. Manatita is an inspiration and so are you. I appreciate your reading this for the second time.

      Blessings to you and yours. May we stay safe and continue spreading love to all.

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      manatita44 

      7 months ago from london

      Chuckle. Thank you, my Bhaia Ji.

      Thank you Marlene and any that I have not yet thanked. Stay Blessed.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      7 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Today I came back to read this poem again. It is equally enthralling to read it second time. I bow my head in respect to both of you. Audrey because you lighted the lamp and manatita because you are the lantern carrier.

      Stay home, stay safe. Stay blessed.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Thank you dear Marlene. Manatita is truly filled with inspiration and wisdom. I, too, love singing this song, just as you do. Bless your sweet heart.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      7 months ago from USA

      This is such a wonderful tribute to a marvelous person. I am truly inspired by Manatita and have been since the day I met him here on HubPages. Your song selection is one of my favorite and I can say I sing it (to myself) almost every day... even the Italian parts!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      11 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Umesh

      We all feel gratitude for Manatita here in hub land. Thank you for your kind words.

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      manatita44 

      11 months ago from london

      Dianna, Umesh Laurinzo ... and any that I may miss, all my gratitude. Stay safe.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      11 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      This is a beautiful poem. I am late to comment but manatita deserves this. He is such a nice guy. I adore him. God bless him.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      11 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Dianna

      Manatita will be happy to know you joined in this celebration. Thank you so much and be safe during this pandemic.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      11 months ago

      Beautiful thoughts and hope the celebration of life was wonderful for you both!

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      manatita44 

      11 months ago from london

      Thanks guy! Merci Beaucoup! Stay safe!

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      11 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Laurinzoscott

      It's so nice to see you again. Thanks for paying me a visit and keep yourself healthy and safe during this difficult time.

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      Laurinzoscott 

      11 months ago from Kanab, Utah

      Very wrll written, and I love your song choice...I rember your works from when I was on long ago...keep writing...nice!

    • vocalcoach profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Hunt 

      12 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Eiddwen

      Hello, wonderful Eddy! My goodness, I'm thrilled to see you back after all this time. Hooray! I love your writing and I love you. How nice that you now have a laptop and can start writing again. You go girl!

      Hi, Genna

      Thank you for singing praises for Manatita. You're such a beautiful person and so kind of you to like my poetry. La,la,la,la.

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      Genna East 

      12 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I'm so sorry I'm late. But my voice joins the chorus in well wishes for Manatita, on his birthday and always. Beautiful poetry and song, Audrey. :-)

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      manatita44 

      12 months ago from london

      Eiddwen,

      I remember your loving concern. Missed you here. Thank you so much!

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      Eiddwen 

      12 months ago from Wales

      This is exactly why I am so happy to finally be back amongst you all on here. This is a beautiful poem Audrey and an extension of the person you are. Hub pages is more than a writing group it becomes a family. I have now finally invested in a laptop so that I can carry on writing whilst in work and will never have to leave again due to commitments. Beautiful Audrey.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      12 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Dora

      We're never late for a celebration. It continues, as well it should. Thank you for being a part of this beautiful man's birthday celebration.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      12 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Flourish

      Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We have quite a unique group here. Manatita has a way of making a person feel extra special. And speaking of special...you are at the top of my list.

      Devika

      Yes, Manatita is one of our best writers, for sure. Thanks, for being here for Manatitas celebration.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      12 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Eric

      What a dear, sweet man you are. The love you circulate is contagious. Thank you for being a part of Manatitas celebration.

      Blessings to you.

      Hi Liz

      Poetry seems to find its way to truth easier than any other medium except for music. Thank you

      Sha

      How are you, my friend? I hope life is showering you with the desires of your heart. Thank you for being a part of Manatitas celebration.

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      manatita44 

      12 months ago from london

      Thanks Dee, Devika … everyone else, which I have thanked in different ways. Have a great day's Valentine to ALL

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      Dora Weithers 

      12 months ago from The Caribbean

      Audrey, I join with you in celebrating Manatita. Late but sincere!

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      Devika Primić 

      12 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Audrey so good read a unique style and a wonderful tribute to one of the best known writers here.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      12 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Dipali

      Thank you for liking my poem. Manatita is an inspiration for the writer. So nice to see you here

      loannis

      Your tribute to our friend, Manatita, is so beautiful and such a perfect gift to him. The videos are absolutely marvelous! You have a heart as big as the universe. I am so blessed to have connected with you and able to partake of your wisdom, love and light.

      Thank you, for being you. I wish you all things good.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      12 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Linda

      Thank you for helping to celebrate Manatita's birthday. I'm sure he feels the love.

      My best to you, my friend.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      12 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Pamela

      Tomorrow you blow out your candles. My turn is on the 22nd. Happy Birthday, my beautiful friend. Gee, we have plenty of company in our birthday month, right?

      Manatita has been a strong influence for me and for so many others. I know you join me in wishing him the happiest of birthdays.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      12 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Manatita

      My honor is to honor you. How blessed I am. How blessed we all are to partake of your wisdom and inspiration. You make us all want to be better people. " To be loved is to see the face of God."

      Thank you for introducing me to the "dark horse." Thank you for making me feel invincible!

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      manatita44 

      12 months ago from london

      Audrey,

      I heard a very young girl perform tonight. She reminded me of your poetry. You are what we call a dark horse. I only realised recently that you are that good. Perhaps your throat chakra is open, it brings other gifts with it, Like Bach and Bethoven had.

      You have done a super job in a short spell of time. Awesome!

      Thanks again to ALL my hubber friends.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      12 months ago from USA

      What lovely sentiments. I know he has to feel grateful for such warm thoughts.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      12 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Dear Peggy

      Ah, thank you, my friend. I'm so happy you like my little poem. It's not easy to do justice to a person as loving as Manatita.

      Enjoy the moment!

      Dear Rochelle

      I appreciate your lovely words. Manatita gives us all hope and love. His beautiful tribute to you is so very touching.

      Blessings and thank you.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      12 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Vencatachari M

      Thank you so much for your beautiful appreciation. You are so kind and supportive. I'm sure, our brother, Manatita, is touched deeply by your words.

      Blessings to you, my friend.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      12 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Dear Ruby

      Whatever would we do without the love and support of our Hub Page friends? I would not have made it through my son's death if not for the kindnesses of all the friends I've made here and that includes you. We both share the worst of all experiences...losing a child.

      God bless us all that we remain faithful, steadfast, and above all, loving. Manatita has such a capacity to love.

      Hugs to you, dear Ruby and thank you.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      12 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Thank you, Linda.

      This man truly is a treasure as are all of our Hub Page friends who have contributed here.

      Enjoy your day, dear friend!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      12 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Hi Bill

      I feel the love and I'm sure our Manatita feels it too. How wonderful it is to be surrounded by the love of our little community of writers. But who knows this better than You?

      Love,

      Audrey

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      12 months ago from Central Florida

      Beautiful poetry, Audrey. Manatita certainly is surrounded by people who love him and the gifts of light he carries wherever he goes.

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      Liz Westwood 

      12 months ago from UK

      These are lovely poems, a great tribute.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      12 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Nikki

      So nice to see you here. Thanks for joining in the celebration for Manatita.

      Lorna

      Hello, my friend. Thank you for your very nice comments. Have a great day.

      Chitrangada

      Yes, Manatita is a beautiful and deserving soul. I'm so glad you like my poem as it comes from my heart. I love your comments and I love you, too. Have a blessed day, my friend.

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      Eric Dierker 

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

      I treasure coming back and reading the comments. A true circle of love and we are so blessed to have Audrey and Manatita in that circle of life and love.

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      manatita44 

      12 months ago from london

      Plus Li-Jen, my sweet Li-Jen

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      manatita44 

      12 months ago from london

      Ruby too, Sean, and a poem from Jodah. Welcome Dipali. All gratitude to you guys.

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      12 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      My dear Audrey, you are Love, and you radiate Love to this needy world! I am so grateful to know you! Thank you so much for this magnificent gift to my beloved brother! I am pleased to see three of us -you, Rochelle Ann and me- offering Love and tribute to this unique Soul, Manatita!

      Gratitude!

      Sean

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      Dipali Ingle 

      12 months ago from Nandura

      Fabulous poem.... Tribute

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      Dipali Ingle 

      12 months ago from Nandura

      Very helpful..

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      manatita44 

      12 months ago from london

      Gratitude ... more gratitude, to ALL

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      Audrey Hunt 

      12 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      John

      I so appreciate your kind and generous words. So much love in our little Hub Page family!

      Eric

      I love the phrase "happy happies". Thank you for your kind comments and for the support you give. You're the best!

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      Linda Crampton 

      12 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a lovely birthday tribute to Manatita. I'm hope he's having a very happy day.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      12 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I blow out candles on the 13th. At least it is not on a Friday this time.

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      manatita44 

      12 months ago from london

      Audrey I have been receiving a lot of loving since Saturday and especially today both nationally and internationally, as far away as Tanzania.

      My friends here have supported us both. Much Love and gratitude to all your guys and girls. Special mention to Pamela. Happy Bithday and God bless.

      Audrey my daughter is the 21st and my brother James today 11th Feb. Goodnight guys. Peace.

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      manatita44 

      12 months ago from london

      Celine Dion is a real genius at these inspirational pieces.

      Your poetry is soft, sweet, charming and I thank you sincerely, especially with so little time to prepare. I treasure this Hub from you. Glory be!

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      Rochelle Ann De Zoysa 

      12 months ago from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

      Beautiful encouraging words :) Lovely poems for a gentle soul :) God bless you!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      12 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Hi Ann

      Thanks so much. Manatita gives so much to all of us. Your appreciation of this man and my tribute to him is wonderful!

      Pamela

      So, you are a February baby....well, I am too! I celebrate the 22nd. What day do you blow out your candles?

      Thank you, my friend.

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      Peggy Woods 

      12 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Such lovely thoughts for a lovely man on his birthday. Good job, Audrey!

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      Venkatachari M 

      12 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      A wonderful tribute to our lovely friend and blessed soul, Manatita.

      I am very much thankful, Audrey, to you for coming up with this nice offering.

      Blessings to you and wish a Happy Birthday to my Brother Manatita.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      12 months ago from Southern Illinois

      This is so very deserving Audrey. He is a man who honors all people. He sees no color, his love is far reaching, and last but not least your poetry is so beautiful!

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      Linda Lum 

      12 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Audrey, what a lovely tribute to a beautiful soul. Thank you for this. He is a treasure.

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      Bill Holland 

      12 months ago from Olympia, WA

      A lovely offering from a lovely person to a lovely person. A whole lot of love floating around today. :)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      12 months ago from New Delhi, India

      What a beautiful way to wish Manatita, on his birthday!

      Loved your poem Audrey, it is really heartfelt, and Manatita deserves this.

      From one noble soul to another, my regards to you and Manatita, both.

      Many Happy Returns of the day Manatita. Happy Birthday once again.

      Thanks for sharing Audrey. Have a blessed day.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      12 months ago

      Such a lovely tribute Audrey - a timeless poem, just like Manatita. Thank you for sharing.

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      Nikki Khan 

      12 months ago from London

      Great applause for such a beautiful person and a great author. Thanks for sharing, Audry.

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      Eric Dierker 

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

      I think beautiful to a beautiful soul from a beautiful soul. Just about as good as it gets. Thank you. As we say around here "happy happies" to Manatita.

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      John Hansen 

      12 months ago from Queensland Australia

      A lovely and caring tribute to our friend manatita. Thank you Audrey.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      12 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I really like the poem and the tribute. Since my birthday is later this week I will take your tribute personally.

      Your first picture is gorgeous as well. Have a great week, Audry.

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      Ann Carr 

      12 months ago from SW England

      Lovely tribute, Audrey. Great poetry, great quotes and beautiful illustration.

      Ann

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