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All-Consuming Love. (Poem by Manatita)

Updated on November 12, 2016
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Eternal Love


All-consuming Love, Thou sacred fire, burning

Bright, brighter, brightest, inside my heart.

Showering your constant flow of Grace

Into a wretch like me. Who can equal You,

O Source of all auspiciousness?

How can I fathom Your infinite mercy?

Without deserving Thy surrendered Will,

Thou bestowest it;

When I offend Thee not, it seems not there.


All-consuming Love, in Your embodied form.

You are an unparalleled sweetness-smile.

You are the Root; Foundation; Dearest ...

Not because You're omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent,

But because You're all Love.

O Unmanifest, some say that Thy embodiment,

Is greater than You. Still, O wise and munificient One,

Even the Manifest Itself, to me, is also Thee.

You are the very Breath of being.



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All-consuming Love, do listen to my heart's cry;

Forgive my sorrows, and

Enfold me tenderly in Thy sheltering arms.

Push forward my sweet sacrifice for Thy loving cause.

And may Thy victory-banner,

Fly steadfastly amidst the turmoil of earthy strife.

Ever-endearing Beloved, You are my all.

Thou blessed in human form!!

The road is long, and I am not fleet of pace.

Remember, from Thy perpetual realm,

Thy loving feet I much adore.

And should a rug be sort for nestling your tender sole,

May I be truly free and merge in Thee. - Manatita 25/12/03.

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      glmclendon 4 years ago

      Good writing. A Love that is more then love for you and your mate.

      Stay Well

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      Appreciated. I see that you are a veteran in more ways than one. You will know, of course, that what you are doing for others, is a mature and selfless approach, and one worthy of commendation. Let us remain in the heart of our Lord. Keep smiling.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      "Not because You're omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent, But because You're all Love." Your expressions have such depth and completeness. Very beautiful. Voted Up.

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      You make me re-read my poems and I continue to get deep inspiration. Why don't you try? Send one to me and I will help you. Much love.

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      Stephanie Bradberry 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Lovely and powerful wording. I wish I was a poet!

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      We all are, but yes, some are gifted. Try and send it to me, I will help you. Meanwhile you are serving in a very commendable though different way. Thanks for your kind comment.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Not just a lovely poem but a lovely prayer. "Enfold me tenderly in Thy sheltering arms" ... a prayer we all pray. Nicely done my friend.

      Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      Thank you.

      My life itself is a prayer, and most of my hubs are aesthetic or esoteric experiences. I am by nature very devotional. Have you read A Song to My Beloved or the Eulogy to my Mom. Stay healthy and abundant. Blessings ...

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      fibo777 4 years ago

      Very good piece of inspirational and creative writing. I love the theme and they way you presented. Wish you a lot of success in your future writing. Continue doing your best.

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      Thnk You, Fibo777.

      I appeciate this. Grateful for your good wishes, too. Higher blessings to you.

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      Queirdkus Ω Ibidem 4 years ago from Sitting on the Rug

      It's such a beautiful prayer, Manatita! You were able to engage your audience such that they had their own creative interpretation of the ideas in the poem, which all good poetry does.

      One angle, which I gleaned was to interpret the poetry as our relationship to the Great Mother, which is described in Taoist teachings. Thanks for sharing. Voted up!

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      manatita44 4 years ago

      Thank You, Quirinus.

      Yes, our Lord can do anything and indeed does all, or else the Beloved would not be omnipotent. So yes, She is the Mother, too. Again, The Absolute is beyond description. All the saints and seers have said this.

      I like our Beloved as the Mother and Father and more ... I suspect that you do, too. The Christ loved the Father aspect, while in India they generally love the Mother aspect. Our Lord is not bound by rules.

      So good to hear from you. I appreciate your invaluable addition to these beautiful interpretations. God bless.

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      Sid Kemp 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      The road is long, but God's Love is everywhere. Thank you.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      A very sincere comment:

      "Life's perfection-road is very long, but the journey is richly rewarding."- Sri Chinmoy, a 20-21st century Seer-visionary. Thank you, my brother. I follow you as a positive person.

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Such a beautiful piece! Very beautiful and well done! :)

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Thank you, SGBrown.

      Our Lord bless your loving heart.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A beautifully written hub and so much to think about here.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Much love to you, DDE at this festive season. Appreciation for your kind sentiments. Joy and Peace.

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      ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

      This is a beautiful tribute to Our Blessed Mother, and I love the picture you chose.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Thank you so much!

      Have a blessed day, my brother, Ologsinquito.

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      The gentle tenderness you have expressed is so very moving.

      Angels are on the way to you this evening. ps

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Much gratitude for your angels. I need them. Have a great day, my sweet one, PS traubie48

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      Suzette Walker suzettetaos 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Very beautiful and inspirational. God's love for man. We disappoint God, but his love is always there for us. Thanks so much for reminding us of this.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Deep insight. Much appreciation. God speed your journey! Shalom!

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