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My Salutations To Mothers Love: An Ode, by Manatita.

Updated on September 15, 2014
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"The Heart, the Heart, the spiritual Heart,

Remember the Heart,

As it sings to the Infinite.

Gaze and bathe in its river of perennial joy,

And merge in God." - Manatita 6th July, 2014.


A Dedication to Dora Isaac Weithers; Faith Reaper, Nellieanna, Bev, Billybucs wife and last but not least. My Sweet mom.

My pranams to many other mothers here on Hub Pages who deserve infinitely more than my humble poem.

Note: Please pardon my liberty with your photos here. I am happy to change to a different one if you should send it to me.



I salute you, o bearers of plenitude.

You have awakened my joys,

And borne many sorrows and adversities.

Like the giving, yielding and wish-fulfilling tree,

I have been nourished by your abundance,

Sheltered by your love,

And protected by your sacrifice.


Painstakingly, you serve and dine at your loved one’s table,

While a heart of gold,

With which you were once blessed,

Silently carries the burden of days and nights;

Of Light and darkness.

Negating the infamy of past dawns and sunsets,

You look to tomorrow with sweet hope.

Who can equal your auspiciousness?

Your encircling light; that aura of forbearance,

Devoid of expectations,

Tirelessly labours through the travails of many sorrows.

Bearing the brunt of ingratitude,

I find you cascading ceaseless love.


Rejoice! The Supreme Lover shares your struggles.

Like a deep medicinal portion,

He eases your Path stealthily,

While shifting the misty lantern from your Souls.

Thus the greatness of your Spirit is honoured;

Homage paid to the resilience of your strength.


And so while many long nights ne’er your eyes did shut,

You gave freely of your true Selves,

Undaunting and radiant Pearls,

Shining in the darkness.

Here you are comforted by an innocent gleam;

The exquisite charm of the new-born,

And the pristine purity, of a Soul in excellence.

-Manatita (Bard of Solace) 6th July, 2014. Copyrighted.


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In recognition of Mothers - and indeed women - who perform an almost impossible task

day in and day out as parent, counsellers, thinkers, organisers and planners for the home,

as well as running their daily errands and working with extreme diligence and

assiduousness, in a full-time job. They are God's supreme sacrificers, and many a husbands pride and joy.

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      ARUN KANTI CHATTERJEE 2 years ago from KOLKATA

      A great tribute to all the mothers in particular and women in general. This reminds me of my hub The Portrait of a Mother. Thank you very much and wish you all the best.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thanks Arun.

      Welcome here. Yes, Mother's in some ways are the salt of the Earth. Peace.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      How lovely to have a tribute to mothers. Mine was lovely, I hope I'm not too bad, and my two daughters are great mothers. I know lots of wonderful mums and it's about time they were recognised!

      Lovely!

      Ann

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Yes Ann. I believe that your mom was lovely, you are great! Your daughters will follow someone who taught them well.

      Thanks for your sense of appreciation. So wonderful! Much peace this Sunday evening.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful tribute to mothers. I miss mine each and everyday and remember her many sacrifices to see that i was well taken care of. Thank you..

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Yes. Sacrifice. So much of it that your heart bleeds. Good to hear of your support in this necessary area.

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      Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

      A truly beautiful hub and thank you so much for sharing.

      Eddy.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      So glad you like it.

      Thank you for your kind contribution. Much love.

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      Victor W. Kwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

      A wonderful tribute to one of the most important people in our lives.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      So true, my Bro, Vkwok.

      Thank you and have a great day.

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      maggs224 2 years ago from Sunny Spain

      A very touching tribute to mothers everywhere, an uplifting ode :D

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      I'm glad you like it, Maggs.

      Thank you so much. Much peace.

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      Doris H. Dancy 2 years ago from Yorktown, Virginia

      This tribute is absolutely beautiful and such an honor to women around the world who love and nurture the children whom God has placed under their charge.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Most certainly, yes. I also wanted to remember the diverse areas that the woman covers in her day to day life. Loving thoughts.

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      bluebird 2 years ago

      You said it all and we mothers felt it all here. Thank you. Your poetic abilities are being used well! Nice job!

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Hi Bluebird,

      Gratitude to you and your extremely kind words. Deep appreciation.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      A beautiful tribute to all mothers and women. I was so blessed with the sweetest and most precious mother. She sacrificed so much for all of her children and was so very wise. In my entire life I never heard her speak ill of another person and she lived to be 84. There are so many wonderful mothers and grandmothers here on HP too and thank you for highlighting a few. I see my daughter's cellphone picture of me is not great quality when blown up : )

      Being a mother is a true joy as is being a grandmother ... words cannot express this special love.

      Up and more and away

      God bless you and all mothers too

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      I know that you will inspire with your answer and I trust you know my heart. I just need a better pic. Have any? Much peace.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      I would love to see a photo of your sweet mom in place of that photo of me : )

      Thank you again for such a lovely tribute here.

      Have a great weekend ahead.

      Blessings always

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Removed. My mom is the first on the list. Cheers.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Beautiful!

      God bless you and your precious mother.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thanks.

      But so many women are unmarried or have no children. The poem is really - in spite of its title - an acknowledgement of the sacrifice; the hard work that women do. I have said some of this, right at the end of the last video. Have a great Sunday! Om Shanti!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Nobody could have said it better, and you certainly picked those most deserving.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      I like you, Deb. You show much discernment, and support uplifting articles. As to children, I do not recalling seeing but do you have any of your own? I'm sure that you will be much more than a deserving mom.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      My children are every one of the creatures seen in the wild. I walk among them.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Then if I take up your challenge, Deb, I will have to write one for them as well. (smile). Un dia, tal vez. Your extra merits in heaven is assured, perhaps? Much love.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I have no idea how I missed this one, but it is beautiful and I thank you for mentioning Bev. She will be thrilled by it.

      blessings always

      bill

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Much appreciation and my gratitude to you and Bev. Of course I know that you are in demand and good-intentioned, so it's easy to miss something.

      Loving thoughts to you both this pleasant evening here in the UK.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Manatita, it's wonderful of you to commemorate mothers. Motherhood is the hardest, but most rewarding job a woman will ever undertake. Too often we don't realize how special and sacrificing our mothers are until we have children of our own.

      Beautiful tribute!

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Gratitude .... I really appreciate your visits and your loving and noble contributions, Brave Warrior. Peace to you, now and always ..

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      deergha 24 months ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Very beautiful poem in true sense as a tribute to the most deserving MOMs here....you said it the best way possible like always. Thanks for this wonderful share. Shared and votes up beautiful.

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      Mary Craig 24 months ago from New York

      I don't know how I missed this dear friend, but it shows your good heart. Honoring our mothers is an honor to us. You have said it so beautifully and picked some beautiful and deserving women here.

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      manatita44 24 months ago from london

      Thanks Mary.

      This is an old one. I think I wrote another for Mother's day recently. I always speak well of women. You guys do so much!

      I was saying that I will arrive in NY on Sunday. I do not know when our public concert is. Usually the 2nd week of our Sri Chinmoy Celebrations, which is from April 7th to 17th. I will let you know. Much gratitude.

      Thanks Deergha.

      As soon as I return from NY, I will start work on the book. I will be there from the 5th to 17th April for our annual Sadhana. (Pilgrimage).

      Much gratitude for your support.

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