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The Song of A Departing Pilgrim. (Two poems) by Manatita

Updated on June 9, 2014
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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.


The Song of A Departing Pilgrim

Someday I will be You again,

Experiencing the pleasures and the pain,

The youthful gain. While kicking football in the rain

On God's terrain.

Someday another dainty one,

As merrily and gay, my sunshine's ray,

I'll find, I pray.

Perhaps I'll skip in grandpa's yard,

Throw pebbles in the sea.

Play with yon yellow daffodils,

drink grandma's herbal tea.


But now I leave.

A outstretched unseen hand, in distant lands,

Doth beckon me and do command,

That I depart. I've done my lot.

Till I'm recalled, a further plot

To unfold: my sacred silent slot.

Adieu! my fleshy comrade of the soul.

You've served me well.

And one day soon I'll take

Another cage, an instrument to be,

And gladly manifest through thee.

But now I leave. While taking repose in the Lord,

Abide my time to hear the call of God.

-Manatita, 17th February, 2004.



What is Your View of Reincarnation

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"Father, I am Your slave."

"My child, I am the dust of Your feet."

"Father, I am Your eternal football."

"My child, I am the grass that gets blown away by the wind."

"Father! You think too little of Yourself."

"My child, who else will do so for you?"

"Father, You bleed for my salvation."

"My child, you are My all.

Should heaven say different,

It will be My time to leave."

"Father, you are an unparalleled sacrifice:

A Dreamer of Love and endless possibilities ..."

My Father smiled, embraced me and wept.

23rd February, 2004.


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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      My pleasure. Read my love poems. They will inspire. Play the music with them. Read Keats, Blake, Wordsworth, Poe, Milton and Wadsworth as well as some of the other great English poets.

      Read: "Stay, my Love. Tarry a Little Longer." by Me. Click on my name then look for it.

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      Taiwo Kareem 

      4 years ago from Salford

      Thanks for the encouragements

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Thank you so much. You're not bad yourself. Continue ... Peace to you and friends.

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      Taiwo Kareem 

      4 years ago from Salford

      You are a good poet. Nice use of poetry terms fir conveying your message

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Thank You my Friend Victor.

      I added a couple of old ones and then a new one for my 100th Hub. Glad you liked it.

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      4 years ago from Hawaii

      This poem was intriguing and wonderful. Thank your for sharing it.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      The Present Moment and a life lived well, yes. Those along the Way always know this. I agree. Saviours teach us this and yet, these same Ones will answer questions or talk about re-incarnation. All things have their value, for all souls are at different points on their journey.

      In my case, I'm a bit like you. I go by Faith but this is coupled with inner experiences anyway. Through His Grace, I do not run into anything - pain or happiness - to shake this conviction.

      Yes, my modern poetry is far superior. It is all the Master's Grace. Nimmita matram bhava savvysachin. I am a mere Instrument.

      P.S. The Father poem was a conversation between the Seeker and His Eternal Beloved or Divine Ground.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      4 years ago from TEXAS

      It's a lovely poem. I love the conversation between child and father, in all senses of that relationship. Knowing of past generations is a bit like living in their shoes. My parents go back into the 1800s, with their parents far back into the early years of that century, and I grew up knowing about life 'back then'. My own life goes back a good way, too, one reason I like to recount some of the experiences of it which are no longer typical of life today.

      Your poetry has matured since the date of this one. Its subject of reincarnation fascinates me. As an explanation, it makes much sense. But, like many inscrutable things, I don't claim to 'know', however, and am not sure it it essential to know those things while and when this life is in full progress. That is one of the basis of my personal expression of faith: There is no problem. The focus is on doing one's life well now.

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      4 years ago from london

      Yes, My good Friend Ruby.

      Re-incarnation exists for the growth and development of the Soul. It is tied up with Karma. We have many desires and we cannot burn them all out in one lifetime. Most awakened Soul's teach this. Om Shanti!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I must say that this is your most enlightening hub so far. I am a believer in reincarnation. The video was very good in explaining Jesus' teaching on the subject. I have often felt that i have passed this way before and i hope to repass again. Thank you for a most wonderful piece. The last line says it all. Bravo my friend..


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