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It Was His Last Few Moments

Updated on February 9, 2015
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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.


It was his last few moments;

So he caught the moon;

Caressed the power of the setting sun,

And beckoned the stars,

To dine at his banquet in Paradise.

It was his Last few moments;

He was enchanted by the beauty;

The elegance and fragrance of his Love,

And so he told her that he loved her.

The flower cried, and whispered gratitude.



It was his last few moments;

The beach was amazing; the pure white sand

kissed and cuddled his feet.

The Jet-ski headed out to a radiant horizon,

Stabbing his heart with its resplendence.

It was his last few moments;

He was in intense pain, and the morphine

trickled its way down his venous pathway.

He arose, inebriated, like one suddenly exposed

to the pinnacle of thrills, and danced elated…

It was his last few moments;

The Beloved danced gleefully in his Heart-Temple,

Carrying a garland of supernal beauty.

His Spirit glowed as Cherubs rang the welcoming victory-bells,

Deep within the magnificence of his Soul.

Soon after, he was at peace with God.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 4th February, 2015. Copyrighted.

Note: The God-lover knows that life in this bodily temple, is necessary in order to make spiritual progress. He/she also knows that the Soul finds this Instrument essential to manifest God's Light. My poem has caused some confusion, perhaps, in some who has already read. The question merely seeks to find out if we fear death; not welcome it!

However, one also hopes that the poem would be invaluable, to those like my sister, who face uncertainty right now. It is in this Light, that it also tries to take away the sting from what is essentially the bedroom of the sojourner , when seeking rest. A continuation of the one thread running through life, death, as well as a perennial and innevitably joyful life beyond. Praise be!

A Comfort for the Here after

Death: The epitome of God's secrets

Should we fear Death?

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Deb you're generally so right. Much discernment here. Peace.

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      If we fear, we miss the message. Nice work!!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Thank you, my friend. Much peace.

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      3 years ago from Hawaii

      Beautiful, Manatita.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      No rush, Anna. Most certainly. Hehe. Peace and gratitude.

      Thank you Patricia, my Dear.

      Watch out for the next one in about 20 mins. Peace.

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      Patricia Scott 

      3 years ago from sunny Florida

      so exquisitely expressed...finding just the words that I wanted to read today. My heart is full....

      Angels are on the way to you ps

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      Anna Haven 

      3 years ago from Scotland

      Very interesting and beautifully written.

      I don't fear death, it is just a cycle of spiritual growth...although she quickly added... I am in no rush though. :)

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      So sorry. He's a great entertainer. Wish him well. Much peace to you and family.

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      Ann Carr 

      3 years ago from SW England

      Yes, prostate cancer and Parkinsons. Yet he remains upbeat!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Thanks Ann, I missed it.

      I thought he had some problems, no? Gratitude.

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      Ann Carr 

      3 years ago from SW England

      I don't fear death; I do fear the pain that might come before it!

      It's such a difficult question. There was an excellent programme on tv last night. Billy Connolly (you might know our brilliant Scots comedian) was investigating different aspects of dying and coming to terms with it. Serious but entertaining, as only he can do.

      Beautiful poetry, as always.


    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Thank you, my Theresa.

      I could not see you having problems to understand. Much love to you and family.

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      Beautifully expressed, and I love the repeated words to emphasize.

      I have no fear of death for I know I will live forever with the Lord. It is just a continuation of life, but for eternity. The physical body may die, but our true home is not here and we have yet to see our true home until He calls us.

      Peace and blessings

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Namaste! dghbrh.

      A truly wonderful contribution for which I am most grateful. Om Shanti!

      bravewarrior, me too. "Not for a while, my Lord, not for a while." I've added a note to the bottom of the Hub. Peace and love.


      Excellent support. Much gratitude, much ...


      The work of a poet, perhaps? hehe :) Thank you so much!

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      3 years ago from USA

      I enjoyed reading your poem. I love the way you sprinkled, "It was his last few moments" throughout and built up the that last moment. Beautiful!

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Voted for "Time to Take a Rest" and I think your poem illustrates that beautifully. "At peace with God". What a restful posture!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      Manatita, you paint death as a blessing. In the end, I suppose it is, but for now I hope I don't face it for a long time.

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      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Very beautifully done poem here...the connection with the supreme power is so much evident and the poem flowed so spontaneously. Thanks for this wonderful share. Hope you are doing great.

      Take care and stay blessed always

      Om Shanti !!!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      My deep empathies for your sister, Ruby. Mine has problems, too. Enjoy your movie. Don't worry, by His Grace, you and I will be here a while yet. Hehe :)

      Sara, you write like a matured Soul. Thank you so much. Check your mail.

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      Sara Sarwar Riaz 

      3 years ago from Michigan, USA

      A beautiful depiction of how a soul fades away from the elements of this world and emerges on the other side… Loved it, as all the rest.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful manatita. I don't think anyone wants to die except the ones who are in pain. ( Like my sister Eva, who prayed to die. ) I don't think I'm afraid of death, but I certainly want to live. Food for thought on this Sunday evening. I'm getting ready to sign off for the day and watch a good movie. Take care my poet friend..

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from london

      Two beautiful questions posed and two most perfect answers, my Friend. Neither am I, Bill, neither am I. So happy that you loved the poem.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I was hooked from the very first stanza. Do I fear death? Honestly, no. Am I looking forward to it? Not in the least. :) I hope your Sunday is joyous, my friend.


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