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Farewell, My Dear Hamdi. A Dedication to A Colleague At Work.

Updated on December 12, 2015





Indigo Moon and Magic Dawn


Farewell, an ever-illumining twinkling star,

Recedes into the brilliance of the night.

Sunset’s fast approaching,

But the sweet dawn of your memory lingers;

Smile flashes across an indigo moon of beauty.

Hope, sweet Hope. Another waltzing snowflake,

A moment upon the tide of eternal time,

And your magical charisma,

Will bear the promise of another day.

For now our dreams are ephemeral,

And it is no longer sunrise.

One day, perhaps, your harvest will gather

Into a cloud and fall, like gentle raindrops.

Then we’ll sing deeper songs;

Cascade more roses in the ether.



Dew on a flower




Diligence, modesty and sweetness you embody,

Drawing the beauty of our Hearts,

Like fragrant lavender in seasonal Spring.

The dance of your laughter, like fresh dahlias,

Still flirts with the glimmering dew.

Only it’s our Spirit’s longing,

As we rejoice in a quintessence of Delight.

Come! Thou cute sweet-tempered Hamdi,

Let us renew our friendship.

Who knows, perhaps some destined day,

We’ll sit and watch the moon together,

Replenishing our Spirits;

Entrusting it to the Light which gave us Love.

_Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted, 27th November, 2015.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~



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      Missy Smith 17 months ago from Florida

      A simply beautiful dedication and farewell to your friend. I can tell this person is very special to you and has touched your life through a special friendship. So Pretty! :)

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      Venkatachari M 17 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      A beautiful farewell. It is very appealing and emotional showing the close attachment that you had and the deep feelings you are undergoing. I like the last four lines of the first part.

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      manatita44 17 months ago from london

      Thanks Missy.

      A colleague at work. She is rather sweet, yes, and very charismatic.

      Venkatachari M.

      Much gratitude for your continued support, my Bro. Lots of Love.

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      Sakshi Davessar 17 months ago from Punjab, India

      wow! wonderful . You may have spent amazing moments and cherished them so well.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Parting is such sweet sorrow, that old cliché is still true. Beautiful farewell to a friend...

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      Shaloo Walia 17 months ago

      A lovely farewell to your friend which she will cherish forever!

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      manatita44 17 months ago from london

      Thank you so much, Sakshi, my Friend. Yes, she's a great girl. Peace, my Friend.

      Ruby, my Dear. Do you know Mary Hyatt? I hear that she is not well. Join me in prayers when you can.

      Your sentiment is always appreciated. You know this. Thank you so much.

      Swalia, yes, Indeed!

      Much appreciation for your kind and loving contribution.

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      Bill Holland 17 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Your colleague was lucky to work with you....and from your dedication, it sounds like you were blessed to work with them...beautiful, my friend.

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      manatita44 17 months ago from london

      Thank you so much, Dear Bill. Higher thoughts to you all this weekend. Let us keep Mary Hyatt in our thoughts as she is not too well. Peace.

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      Word 17 months ago from Chicago

      Beautifully written Manitita. She has benefitted more than your distant friends because she's had the opportunity to be closer to you, to talk with you, to touch and feel you and see the sincerity in your eyes to your heart. However, she's only leaving the workplace. You may continue the friendship, I hope. Blessings!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 17 months ago from The Caribbean

      "Dance of your laughter, like fresh dahlias." You're definitely gifted to weave beautiful phrases. I know that you've made you colleague feel very special--something you do very well.

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      Shauna L Bowling 17 months ago from Central Florida

      This is so beautiful, Manatita. I'm sure your colleague appreciated it. You are so very gifted!

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      manatita44 17 months ago from london

      Hi Bro,

      Greetings! Hope things are cool with the business. Thanks again, and yes, we know each other. Thank you so much! Have a great weekend.

      Hi Dee,

      How's mom? Yes, I'm weaving them better and better. Much prayers and pray for me to. Love and hugs to mom.

      Hi Shauna,

      You know, I think that you always understood my poems. So be proud of yourself. Much Love this weekend. Peace.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 17 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      A lovely and fond farewell. I'm sure both of you benefited from your time together and will continue your friendship.

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      manatita44 17 months ago from london

      Indeed, Rasma, indeed! Party quite soon. Thank you so much. Best wishes.

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      Mary Craig 17 months ago from New York

      Written as only you could my friend. The words and sentiments warm the heart.

      You mention Mary Hyatt is not too well? I thought she was doing better? I'm not happy to hear she may be struggling.

      Blessings my friend.

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      manatita44 17 months ago from london

      Me too, Mary. Me too.

      My Source only knows so much. We hope that she is doing better. Let us send her all our Love and best wishes. Until we hear some more.

      Thank you so much. You been busy? Christmas, eh? Much Love, Mary.

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      Deb Hirt 16 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Very well done. Perhaps there will be miles between you, but through absence, fondness can grow even more.

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      Audrey Selig 16 months ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hi - You are so kind to write a lovely poem about the departure of your friend. It is nice to be a gifted poet and be able to express your feelings. Then, the final gift was to present it in a framed picture. The poem is very expressive and filled with your thoughts about her departure. Sharing. Blessings, Audrey

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      manatita44 16 months ago from london


      You are right, of course. I saw her today and gave her this poem wrapped with Microsoft art and a beautifully framed picture. She was so thrilled! Thank you so much!

      Audrey, I thank you for your very perceptive comment. Most gracious of you. Much Love this weekend.

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      Surabhi Kaura 16 months ago

      So lofty... and sublime... It's nice of you to express your sentiments to your co-worker. One should always be thankful. Thumbs up!

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      manatita44 16 months ago from london

      Indeed, my Dear. Indeed! And I'm so grateful that the Master sent you. Hari Om!

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