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I Have Sold my Soul to The Callous Ones
Bounced and tossed,
On the tide of human suffering,
My boat sails in a banquet,
Of caviar and vintage wine.
Pushed and adorned,
By the dark shades of Hades,
I sleep with garments,
Bedecked with the opulence, of Aladdin’s cave.
Power and Pelf
I was pushed once before.
“My mother said: Son, go to school;
Change those wet clothes …
Do/ not/ climb/… the mango tree!”
I fell once … and as my bottom hit the ground,
The sweet concern of my mother’s anguish,
Touched my tender Heart…
I never climbed again!
Today I’m flooded,
Not by the ice cream candies;
The ‘scrumtylicious’ cakes
Carved from my Mother’s Love,
Not by the sweet thrills of her embrace.
But in a sea of fake coins, filling my coffers,
Given by those same callous ones,
To whose sad music I now dance.
Forgive me, for I have sold my Soul
In a prison of greed;
I’m now drowning in the river,
Of my self-made deed.
-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted, 10th May, 2017.
_ Awakening The Inner Light ~
Quote from a Seer
"Peace is the whole truth
That wishes to enrapture humanity.
War is the whole falsehood
That wants to capture humanity." -Sri Chinmoy