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Lift up my Spirit, O Lord. Remembering Christ This Easter.

Updated on April 3, 2016
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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.


My Beloved has abandoned me;

This Heart is heavy and I drown in a river of tears.

Your Light has become my burden and my pain,

And I sink in an abyss of despair and wailing.

Embraced by the mother of loneliness and sorrow,

My thoughts are like the black-birds;

My food an aggression of rejection and self-pity,

Now forgotten how to call Thy name.

I am lost in a self-made desert,

And my torment is a lava of boiling smut.

I now drift aimlessly among my darkened shadows,

Find myself, in a cavern of solitary grief.

Lift up my Spirit, O Lord,

Let mine eyes be filled with the beauty of lavender,

My Heart sing with a melody unspoken,

In the great Silence of the Soul.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 25th March, 2016.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~



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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Well, my Sweet, Christ is here all right, but it's different. It is a poem of despair and longing. I'll have to come back to that one, as I don't seem to have printed it for Open Mic. Good you reminded me. Thank you for trying to keep up. Shouldn't be long to go. I'm not posting right now. Hari Om!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      I have so many deja vu's with you, Manatita. I could have sworn I've read and commented to this. I've never felt deep despair and hope I never do.

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      2 years ago from london

      Indeed, my loved one. Good to see you. I have taken about a week's rest and had forgotten about this one. Much Love, Deb.

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      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Repair hits us al from time to time, but to see the sun again, always a wondrous thing.

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      2 years ago from london

      Frank, I do not do them much. I'm more of the uplifting kind. But despair can help us too. This is a deliberate poem, but by His Grace, I'm not in this state, I think. (chuckle) Ha ha. Glad you liked it, but a little heavy, yes.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      wow this was so draining, but wonderfully written

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      2 years ago from london

      Yes, he is one of my favourites. Thanks again, Alicia. Much Love.

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      There is most definitely a spirit of despair and longing in this poem! I love the advice from Rumi. "Don't plant anything but love" is a wonderful idea.

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      2 years ago

      Thank you Shaloo. Yes He is. Happy Holi.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      2 years ago from India

      God is the saviour... Beautiful lines!

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      2 years ago from london

      Venkatachari M, Gratitude ...Gratitude ...Gratitude. Om Shanti!!


      Excellent poetry. I am so worried about shadows! Hey hey Happy Easter!

      Ruby, indeed, all in good taste, sometimes in our Christianity we wish for only the good things and are wary of the sad. Courage, more courage ... ha ha. About the video, yes. Thank you. Happy Easter, my Friend.

      Too right, Bill. More eggs, I suppose. Still, we try. Much Peace this weekend.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Really, all I need to say about this is beautiful. Easter is a strange holiday in this has left the religious realm for many and entered the retail realm.....and I find that sad.

      Happy and Blessed Easter to you!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I forgot to mention the video. It is beautiful and so relaxing. The words, " You reap what you sew. " So true!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is beautiful, so full of remorse, then reviving the spirit within. Happy Easter...

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      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore


      Remembered again,

      Never was I alone,

      You were the shade,

      While I worried, about shadows.

      - hari

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      Venkatachari M 

      2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Nice lines with great expression of the inner feelings and pain of self. Easter wishes to you.

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      2 years ago from london

      Much respect, Brother. Appreciated.

      Missy, true, my Friend. Have a great Easter with the family.

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      Missy Smith 

      2 years ago from Florida

      Despair in it's own way can be a very beautiful expression just like you have shown here. :)

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      2 years ago from Abu Dhabi

      Lovely sentiments that touch the heart. Thanks


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