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Celebrating Ten Years on HubPages with Poetry. To ALL my Friends

Updated on October 27, 2019
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Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Wisdom from the Master

"Victory means temporary peace,

But Peace is eternity's victory." - Sri Chinmoy

Manatita on the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run - Southern Hemisphere, in Bujumbura, Burundi
Manatita on the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run - Southern Hemisphere, in Bujumbura, Burundi | Source

Today, in view of the above celebratory tone, it is only fitting that I include what Eluid Kipchoge has done for himself, for Kenya ... for mankind. It is all God's Grace. Sri Chinmoy teaches that the Absolute either sanctions, approves or tolerates. Nothing happens without the will of the inner Pilot.


The second poem is also chosen to celebrate Light: Kipchoge's Light, the awakening, ever-illumining Light, Mother nature's Light in myriad forms. The final poem utilises the senses to reflect the deeper everyday reflections of man, things and nature that we normally take for granted. Enjoy!

celebratory drums of victory, Bujumbura, Burundi
celebratory drums of victory, Bujumbura, Burundi | Source

Wisdom from the Master

"God has infinite children,

But the name of His fondest child is Peace." - Sri Chinmoy

Eluid Kipchoge and Aklilu at the Hilton, Ethiopia
Eluid Kipchoge and Aklilu at the Hilton, Ethiopia | Source

Eluid Kipchoge: A Man Sent By God.



Father Sun, Brother Moon and Sister Star,

Blazed an invisible trail of glory across the sky.

Mother Earth danced, Her pride and lustre,

Stirring the urge of each human heart to greatness.

Daddy Heaven rejoiced, in the core of His Kenyan children.


Kipchoge’s piercing will, paved a pioneering path

To the Spirit of man, making the impossible possible.

His slogan, “Each human has no limits”, reverberating

In the energy of life itself.


I watched him run, as elegant and poised as a phoenix, soaring

Towards infinity. Steps graceful; courage indomitable, he moved

Like a majestic lion, within a cohort of loyal and unwavering courtiers,

Knowing they were about to kiss, the unknowable heights of victory.


With a warrior’s strength; fists punching towards heaven,

Kipchoge touched the burning flames,

Of the self-transcending potential of the soul.


The 2-hr Marathon magic barrier looked defeated,

Unfurling its petals, like a rose, inviting Eluid to breast the tape

Of the unconquerable, as history was made.


The digital clock showed 1:59, 40.25 seconds, but the Divine Empress

Smiled from the Beyond, exalting the glory of God, In the Heart of man.


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 13th October, 2019.

Heaven and earth
Heaven and earth | Source

"Light, my Light,

"My sweet Light ... my illumining Light,

The Light dances, transforms ...

Dawn has arrived!

Lo! my darkness receded." -Manatita

My Light; My Fire; My Sweet Fire; My Light. A Free-style Sonnet

She rises, like the dawn … graceful, majestic, sacred … healing.

A tapestry of colours … a pure white flame, she hugs my Heart,

With a translucent lustre, smouldering my garbage of imperfections.


Casting Her spells across the ocean, She shimmers on the horizon,

Her incandescent rays of the sun, hugging Her hot body,

As She kisses the crest of crimson tides.


Sometimes, She’s like a volcano … a wild, raging spew,

Smouldering a pinnacle of scorching heat, like Grenfell Tower,

Burning a trail of death and destruction.


O Light, my illumining Light, the moon is thine Heart, as

Fire Thy inferno, consuming my shadows, only to send a Divine

Architect, to build a new Jerusalem, in the profundity of my soul.


My Light; my Fire; my sweet Fire, my Light, burn my house down!

Dowse me in the carousel of Love’s intimate candles, and take me Home.


- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 25th October 2019.

Source

Reflections From a Kenyan Bedroom

Silence whistles, like a continuous drone,

Soft, melodious … healing. One wouldn’t necessarily

Know it’s there, unless attentive, reflective … listening.

The night’s traffic splashes like the Iguassu falls.


Amidst all this, stillness whispers sweet melodies in my Heart.

It is 10:00 P.M, October 7th in Nairobi,

And I am sitting on my bed next to the window.

I stare at the translucent Light, peeping through

The white archaic mosquito net, with coral trimmings.


The rain beating vibrantly against the wind and foliage,

Touches my soul. The ambience is peaceful, soothing … serene.

The call to the synagogue of the Heart, draws me inwards,

As I turn the Lights off and close my eyes peacefully.

I drift effortlessly, into another virgin dawn.


-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 9th October 2019.

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      11 days ago from london

      Luis,

      I thank you for this. Appreciations.

    • Luis G Asuncion profile image

      Luis G Asuncion 

      3 weeks ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      So, you've been here already for 10 years. I am glad that you've reach already this point. As far as I remember, I revived my account here last Oct27, 2019.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 weeks ago from london

      Thank you, Patricia. Appreciated. I seem to be an image specialist. Haha. Thank you and healing thoughts to all.

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      Patricia Scott 

      3 weeks ago from North Central Florida

      Congratulations on your milestone. Keep on writing....I get lost in the images and travel to another place. Thank you for sharing. Angels are headed your way this evening ps

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      4 weeks ago from london

      Ha ha.

      I call the Kenyan one 'Observational.' Because I look at things and use my senses to write the poem. Many of my poems are purely meta-physical.

      Great to see you Miz and thank you for your continued support.

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      4 weeks ago from Beautiful South

      Congratulations on your 10 years on HubPages. Sometimes you should call yourself "Manatita, the Storyteller" because you tell lovely stories in your poetry/

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      5 weeks ago from london

      Thank you Audrey. Appreciated! I thoughg for some reason, that you were not arround so often. Much Love

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 weeks ago from California

      Wow! Congrats!!!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      5 weeks ago from london

      Thank you Devika.

      Appreciated!

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      Devika Primić 

      5 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Sounds like you have a great journey ahead. Congrats on ten years!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      6 weeks ago from london

      Both Nikki and Peggy, I thank you profusely. You are real gems.

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      Nikki Khan 

      6 weeks ago from London

      Thanks Manatita ji!

      It’s posted, was trying to post it last night. Wasn’t showing anything.

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      manatita44 

      6 weeks ago from london

      Ah Nikki and Peggy, I thank you both. Two of my favourite ladies. I was very busy but should have more time now. God bless you guys. Thank you for the congratulations.

      Peace.

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      Nikki Khan 

      6 weeks ago from London

      So nice to see you Manatita ji again after a long time. Really missed your poetry and presence on hubpages. I hope, you had great holidays.

      And congratulations on completing 10 years with hubpages. I love being on hubpages and all my friends on this forum.

      Blessings as always!

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      Nikki Khan 

      6 weeks ago from London

      So nice to see you Manatita ji again after a long time. Really missed your poetry and presence on hubpages. I hope, you had great holidays.

      And congratulations on completing 10 years with hubpages. I love being on hubpages and all my friends on this forum.

      Blessings as always!

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      Peggy Woods 

      6 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      Congratulations on your 10th anniversary writing your beautiful messages of love and light on HubPages. It is always a pleasure reading them.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      6 weeks ago from london

      Yes. A necessary nuisance perhaps. Generator? Do you live in the sticks? Oh! You have a camper van? Best wishes and much Love.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      6 weeks ago from USA

      Hello Manatita! Yes, I am well. And, I am back to the level that PG&E has not shut off the power to our area "due to weather conditions." I have a couple of hours of computer and internet time on the generator and taking advantage of every moment. Glad to be spending some of that time with my favorite people here on HubPages. Oh, by the way, CONGRATULATIONS on your 10 Year Celebration!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      6 weeks ago from london

      I had forgotten you are a writer. You express yourself so beautifully! Perhaps you can write motivational books. Love you Shauna! Gratitude.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 weeks ago from Central Florida

      These are all so beautiful, Manatita. Peace is in your heart. As I've said to you privately, you do wonderful things for this world. The joy on the faces of those involved in the Peace Run is testament to your work and how you touch lives.

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      manatita44 

      6 weeks ago from london

      Thank you Sophia.

      My gratitude for a very beautiful sentiment. Welcome here. Peace!

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      Sophia Facey 

      6 weeks ago

      Congrats on doing such a great work. So peaceful and calm. You are an inspiration.

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      manatita44 

      6 weeks ago from london

      Thank you, Linda C.

      Great to be back. Appreciations.

      Linda L

      You make me smile. More joy to you too and for all your mouth- watering friends.

      Appreciate your loving and charming sentiments. Have a great Monday.

      Marlene B

      What a joy for me! Always wonderful to hear from you. Are you well? Good to know that you are back

      Much Peace.

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      Linda Crampton 

      6 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Congratulations on your tenth anniversary, Manatita! It's lovely to read your poetry again.

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      Linda Lum 

      6 weeks ago from Washington State, USA

      Joy, joy, joy! Thankful for your presence here for 10 years. Thankful for all of the ways that you share the love around this world. And thankful for you.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      6 weeks ago from USA

      These are all beautiful poems. I have not been on HubPages in a while and it was a treat to see you here.

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      manatita44 

      6 weeks ago from london

      Hi Shannon. Thank you so much! Good to know that you are so active. Is life cool?

      Glad you liked the poem about Light. Significant poem. Peace!

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      manatita44 

      6 weeks ago from london

      I gave up work and spent 11 months working on the Africa project. I just came back. It was a huge success. We did a lot with kids ... the UN ... African Court of Human and People's Rights ... planted trees and held ceremonies in many places and schools. We are on Peacerun.org.

      So good to see you Ruby. You are one of the gems here. God bless your loving Heart.

      Eric, my friend.

      I bow to your spirit of surrender and fortitude ... your Faith in God. Fear not. I have such beautiful dreams! Our Lord is very real. Love to your family.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      I have missed your heartfelt poetry. Today's offering is beautiful. Are you still working in the medical field? Congrats on ten years at HubPages!

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      manatita44 

      6 weeks ago from london

      Good evening my true and wonderful fan, Dee.

      Great compliment!

      My purpose is to serve ... to elevate ... to awaken ... to reach the Heart. Here or in Africa or in my Soul and wherever.

      Great to hear from you and to be here on this 10th Anniversary. I feel blessed.

      Thank you so much! Much gratitude... much!

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      manatita44 

      6 weeks ago from london

      Great compliment for which I thank you profusely. Awesome fan!

      So we have known each other for a while, eh? Hope you are doing well and with devotion and steadfastness engraved on your inner tabernacle. God speed!

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      Eric Dierker 

      6 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      And your time has made mine a little closer to our heaven here on earth. Just one simple little life that you have touched and perhaps, through effort and failure I maybe just maybe touched another's. Muchas gracias me Amigo

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      Shannon Henry 

      6 weeks ago from Texas

      Beautiful poetry, as always. I especially like the ones about light.

      I have received your email, but have not had a chance yet to read your accounts closely. It sounds as though you are on a mission of divine love, though. Peace be with you.

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      I admire your devotion to the great work in which in you are involved for the sake of love and peace for humanity. Even on your busy schedule you take the time to share these beautiful verses with us on HubPages. You are truly the Lantern Carrier. Blessing to you and those who work with you!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      6 weeks ago from london

      Third time lucky, perhaps. Trying to tell you how much I love your heartfelt comment. A wee bit tearful for me.

      Just returned to London. We did some amazing things, God,s Grace. Bring up Burundi 4th, Kenya and Tanzania when you find time.peacerun.org.

      Tired but missed my poetry performances, so here I am in Stratford, London. Will get home late tonight.

      Hope the family is well and thank you for your prayers. Much Love and Jai to all!

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      manatita44 

      6 weeks ago from london

      Thank you Hasnat. Appreciated.

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      6 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      Nothing happens out of His Love's will! I know that, my dear brother. You have written this so many times in your sublime poems. That's why, though I have missed you here, I know you serve His will in a higher way many of us can do. So, I pray for you every day! I thank God for meeting you here! I am so proud of you!

      Devotional and sublime poetry! An excellent gift for all us here in HubPages for your tenth anniversary! I long for the 20th!

      Love and prayers from all the family!

      Sean

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      Siri Swifty 

      6 weeks ago from Wah Cantt,Punjab,Pakistan

      I love celebrations tooo

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      6 weeks ago from london

      Thank you, my Brother Bill.

      Appreciated!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      It has been a pleasure and an honor to know you all these years. Wishing for you peace and love always, my brother!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      6 weeks ago from london

      Altitude is one major factor.

      God has also given them speed to cope with the poverty of having to run to school from childhood.

      Hovever, Paula Radcliffe held the female marathon record until recently. So there is no hard and fast rule.

      Evolution repeats itself a lot and God constantly changes the game. Each soul has the same potential, but the Divine sometimes compensates.

      Thanks a lot Bro.

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      John Hansen 

      6 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      It is good to have yo back writing at HP; Manatita. good work in Kenya and thanks for sharing these poems. Why are the Kenyans and Ethiopians so superior at long distance running?

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