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My Early Teachers

Updated on December 28, 2013

My Early Teachers

Anglican Church, how sweet

The message of your domes,

The spirit of your voice;

The radiant inspirations of your children,

Of which I was a conscious part.


Gifted evangelists,

The tents in which I stood

To listen to your stirring words,

Drove me inwards, to another realm.

O bible, your Saviour died,

So that I would know within,

Life’s true meaning.

And my mother’s spirit of selfless love,

Imitated your divine beauty,

And gave me hope.


The sharp burning cane,

Running through my gentle palm,

Gave me a deep sense of injustice.

On a dark night with searching lights,

A catapult pulled tightly back and shot,

Thus telling me of the bird’s fear and pain.

The rivers, nature, boy’s gentle pranks;

The hermitage of village life,

Instilled my innocent joy

And childlike ways.

And the spirit of my grandparents,

Did teach me love.

-Manatita, March 9th, 2013.

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      Beth37 4 years ago

      BEAUTIFUL!

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      Beautiful poem Manatita with beautiful photos to go along with it. I like how I can understand your poem without having to look up every other word in the dictionary!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Wonderful tribute. The gifted evangelists influenced a gifted poet. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      Dora: I must be careful here, but I feel deep joy when you write, for I know that you understand where I am coming from. Heavenly blessings to you and loved ones.

      Beth 37. My profound gratitude.

      Bake Like a Pro: You are funny and sweet.

      p.s: You guys give me a score for 'useful', 'funny,' 'awesome,' 'beautiful,' etc. It's up top. Peace.

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      Hi manatita44,

      really beautiful poem that you have here.

      it was very enlightening and well written

      Voted up

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      So sweet of you to comment, torrilynn. Higher blessings.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A lovely poem. Thank you and may God bless you.

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      So sweet. Thank you blossom.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      I bearing this poem in mind to share on Teacher's Day! Beautiful!!Shared here now too!

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Do you teach? Many teachers are in general, wonderful souls. Thank you and God bless.

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      Subhas 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Your poem is so beautifully and emotionally satiating that it forced me to go through it time and again. Very nice of you.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Thank You.

      Then read some more. This is not my best. A great compliment, and thank you.

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