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Life's Cadences Dance to The Melody of Drums

Updated on April 1, 2017
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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.

Shaping and molding Love


Pandora of fears


Now that I have found You,

My quest is complete.

But I was shaped by the hands of the Potter,

As my afflictions were immense.

Thousands of ailments transformed my state;

A million lamentations, carved my way Home.

My present awakening, from shifting shadows;

My Joy arose, from a Pandora of fears.

A thousand memorials have I been!

In the dark abyss, was my agonies heard,

And the yoke of death, cradled my tombstone.

My copious tears, was a valley of sorrows,

Fanning my longing, to grant me Peace.

Time flowed … but the Light remained glorious;

I knew by Faith, that exultation was near.

Now the Joy of the Cosmos, gives peerless Peace;

The Light of Love, emits speechless Bliss.

O Lantern, within this garden of perennial grandeur,

Life’s cadences dance, to the melody of drums.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 1st April, 2017.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

Celestial and Cosmic Rhythms


Quote on Adversity

Adversity makes you dynamic. Adversity forces your eyes wide apart. Adversity teaches you the meaning of patience. Adversity endows you with faith in yourself… one merit of adversity none can deny: it helps us to be stronger within. The stronger we are within, the brighter we are without.” _Sri Chinmoy

Rumi's poem


How deep is the longing for what you do in life?

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      21 months ago from london

      Ha ha, Chris.

      I can say that you're honest, yes, but why are you fighting it? If you say that you stumble, then you and I fall in the same boat. Better to embrace and stumble no?

      Thanks Bro, Don't mind my rant. LOL.

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      Chris Mills 

      21 months ago from Hartford, CT

      Thank you for the reminder about how life works. I spend most of my time fighting it rather than embracing it.

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      21 months ago from london

      Rapping indeed, I like that, Gypsy. Cool!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      21 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful poetry. Could just hear those drums rapping.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      21 months ago from london

      Hi Ruby, Hi Dora,

      So good to see you two! Glad that you're inspired and good of Dora to chose such pertinent words of wisdom. Muchimas Gracias. Dios te bendiga Y acompanye. (God Bless and accompany you both)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      21 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I love this! Your words always inspire me. Thank you...

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      Dora Weithers 

      21 months ago from The Caribbean

      Yea, the Potter's molding could be painful at times, but without it, no Peace and no Bliss. "The stronger we are within, the brighter we are without.” Love it.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      21 months ago from london

      Yes, my Brother.

      reflections ... me too. At 65 I'm not too far behind. Thank you so much!

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      Bill Holland 

      21 months ago from Olympia, WA

      The cadence has slowed considerably for this boy, and I suppose that is only natural. It now gives me time to slow down and reflect, and that is never a bad thing for one looking for growth.

      Blessings always

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      21 months ago from london

      Ah, Chitrangada,

      How's life and family? Love to all. Thank you so much! Appreciations.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      21 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful and insightful poem, so well crafted! Loved the quote on adversity.

      Thanks for sharing!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      21 months ago from london


      Welcome here. Thank you so much, my dear.

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      21 months ago from India

      Very well done..the first caption is very nice ...enjoyed reading .

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      21 months ago from london

      Thank you, Audrey. Missed you. Appreciated.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      21 months ago from California

      Ah-so good to read your work again! Well done!


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