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Eulogy to Our Mom

Updated on November 5, 2016
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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.

Dearest Mom
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Adieu, my Sweetest, Dearest Mom,

Thou sparkling, cheerful, radiant One.

God's flower-heart-beauty-fragrance hand.

Your heart-filled zest for living, governed your impulses,

Ennobled your affections, and sweetened your life.

You were a Light amongst your Dearest ones,

Showering your joyful spirit, to all around.

Its brilliance still enfolds us,

Chasing away the shadows, and

Soaring with spontaneous love.


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Soulful self-giving, and Motherly empathy,

You constantly embodied, exalting the Supreme.

With humour, courage, simplicity and strength.

A lamp upon a hill cannot be hidden.

It embellishes the darkness, and

Glorifies the Master's name.

Such was your wonderful and dynamic life.

Seven loving children, a life-long husband,

Sisters, friends; grandchildren, nay, will not forget,

Your ceaseless contribution to a self-giving life.

Farewell, Dearest Mom, farewell,

May your Soul smile lovingly, under the benediction

Of a most luminous dawn;

Birds sing sweetly in the celestial spheres,

And the trumpets of the heavenly realms,

Ring joyfully in your Being.

-Manatita, 11th August, 2011.

Rumi and Death


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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      By the way, Sri Chinmoy teaches that ALL Spiritual Masters leave this Earth sad. They are not sad in the true sense, but they come with tremendous capacity and Light; yet we are not receptive, and so they go away, giving only so much.

      I say this because you are so receptive, that I can tell you more than most. The purpose is only to serve, and so I am generally weary. Jai Guru!

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      Surabhi Kaura 2 years ago

      My heart melted to hear this. Om Shanti, Manatita. Om Shanti.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Hari Om! Good place to visit for so many reasons. My mom would have loved you. We were happy when she went, as she was wheel-chair bound for a while. But she visited my brother in Canada, my sisters in Texas, and me and my Auntie here in the UK.

      My brother, a Head master, looked after her more than anyone else, as he was home. She told him that he should ring us, as she would be gone in two days, and he laughed. However, she did go in two days.

      I cried at the funeral parlour. The church was full at the funeral, and the Prime Minister came with his wife and escorts. I sang a couple of Guru's songs and did the Invocation at the graveyard. Thank you for coming here. I am familiar with all you say. Om Shanti!

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      Surabhi Kaura 2 years ago

      My Dearest Manatita,

      You have been raised in the arms of a Queen! Now I found the secret to your humble heart. God bless your Mom's soul. Such a loving soul is surely blessed with Moksha.

      I know… I know... the loss of losing your near and dear ones. The pain is unbearable. Unexplainable. It is as if someone has pulled out our tongues. Nonetheless, memories remain like a reel of photos captured in mind. I remembered when I had lost my Grandpa in August, 2011. How scorching… how painful it was! I could not sleep or eat for months. I was in such an emotional turmoil. I was deeply attached to him. Later, I stumbled upon a few of his writings and belongings, and realized, that Death is a bitter Truth of life. Nothing is permanent here. We are like Tenants and we must depart one day from the premises of God Almighty.

      My humble prayers to you and your Mum. Our near and dear ones never die. They just change their bodies like changing clothes. They live in us. Love and hugs to you. Hari Om.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Aufait!! God bless

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      What a beautiful tribute to your mother!

      Voted up.

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      Encantada. Delighted to meet you too.

      Keep up this noble work of service.

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      So much universality in life...from the deadly sins to the never ending love of our Mothers, manatita.

      This is beautiful, heartfelt and most reverent. Voted UP and AB.

      So lovely to meet you and take good care!

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      Thank You, my Friend.

      God bless you.

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      Beautiful and touching poem manatita44. It brought tears to my eyes. To all of you who lost your mom, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how that feels. I am glad I found your poems. Shared, pinned and voted up. Thank you.

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      manatita44 5 years ago from london

      Loving strong butterfly,

      How are you? I empathise with your loss and totally agree with what you are doing. With your kind permission, lots and lots of hugs. Your spirit as I perceive it, is a loving one. Ask, you will get inner help.

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      brittvan22 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      For me writing has alleviated alot of my sorrow, expression is the best way to cope with grief and loss. You have to work through those things in your own time. Thanks, my name actually means strong butterfly!

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      manatita44 5 years ago from london

      Thanks Brittvan. She is 78 yrs yesterday. Her death anniversary is on August 9th. I am strong, God's grace. I send you my love and wish you the inner strength to alleviate your loss. Thanks for sharing.

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      brittvan22 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      nice tribute to your mom. i just lost my own may 30th of this year. stay strong!

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      g-girl11 5 years ago

      Thanks manatita44. I will check it out.

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      manatita44 5 years ago from london

      So sorry for your loss. maybe you can express through poetry. On a more promising note, I feel confident that your mom is being looked after. I sometimes advise Desiderata to my friends. It's online, and may help you. Once again, much gratitude. God bless.

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      g-girl11 5 years ago

      I lost my mom in April and still can't believe she's gone. Your poem is a beautiful tribute to your mother.

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      Manatita44 6 years ago

      Thank You Loi-Renee,

      Happy to share. God bless you and God bless your mom.

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      Loi-Renee 6 years ago from Jamaica

      I'm sorry for your loss. Its amazing how mere words can stir your soul.

      This is a beautiful and touching poem. It brings back happy memories of my mother.