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One Hundred Red Roses of Love. Poem and prose - Manatita

Updated on January 3, 2021
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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.


This poem and 100th Hub is dedicated to my fellow seekers of the Way: My friends, admirers, followers, well-wishers and all those past, present and future who follow or will follow me in my journey here on Hub Pages.

To Dora Isaac Weithers, a dear Friend and inspiration from the very beginning, always writing elevating Hubs and thus contributing to the upliftment of others; to Nellieanna, Bard of solace, and an artistic presenter par excellence, writing and engaging in poetry of supreme beauty and Light. Nellieanna has served to show, that in a heart radiating with inner beauty, there is no such thing as age.

To Billy and Bev, sublime benchmarks for marital union. Billy has engaged in various inspirational and original ideas, and has influenced many along the way in the cause of selflessness and soulful-giving to others.

To Victor Kwok, Ruby, Faith Reaper, Jamie and family, Blossom, Gypsy Rose Lee, Deb Hirt, Marlene, Ann and Vocal Coach, Tilsontitan, Midget and Astra Nomik, Eiddwen and SWilliams, who has engaged with my poems and supported me wholeheartedly.

To Audrey Hunt, Chitrangada, Deergha, Jo, Minnetonka Twin, Graceinus, Harishprasad, Genna, Susette, Walter Poon, Peach Purple, Kenneth, Nell Rose, Ruchira and Eric Dierker, Bluebird, and DDE, Abailijah, Nadine and Ps Traubie, Wayne Barrett and Miz Bejabbers, Inspired Heart, Kevin, Shampa and Flourish Anyway… and every one who have supported me here on Hub Pages.


Dear Friends, Admirers of the Way,

We have touched and kissed in our hearts,

Embraced in the ether, and overflowed in exultation.

Like butterflies, our Souls met in flight,

And exchanged their beauty,

While singing Psalms to the Infinite.

Yet the river of life moves on.

This tide of Consciousness beckons us,

We Sojourners along the Path.

And with all its trials and disenchantments,

It is still a beautiful dream called Love.

So here I am, with one hundred red roses of delight.

Through the mist have I sought You-

Fellow Pilgrims of my Inner Sun.

Like Lovers, we have held hands,

And walked romantically in beautiful Parks;

Exchanged exquisite and eloquent songs of the Spirit;

Touched hearts with our scribbling fragrances,

And peeped into the promise of tomorrow’s radiant dawn.

The Soul's Freedom. A Healing Meditation For Your Spare Moments.

My favourite colour is blue, the colour of infinity and vastness, and the colour of my two favourite Divine Incarnations: Sri Krishna and my Teacher.

Red is dynamic, vibrant, full of zeal and romance and stimulates or adds zest to life.


My Pranams and deepest gratitude.

You have offered branches of olives in my need,

My Soul’s longing and silent breath to feed.

Whatever diamonds that I have been given,

You have imbibed, and wet my eyelids

With your sweet Psalm of solace.

I am now saturated with content.

Our journey continues to blossom and harvest,

As happiness bubbles forth,

From the newness and fullness of our lives.

We share equally in our sorrows,

And reap together, the joys of Heaven’s banquet.

Beloved, I long to be Your obedient doll,

A puppet – not in a whirl of shadows - ,

But a receptive channel of wisdom,

Full of adoration and ecstatic symphonies.

Thus will I sing Your soothing beatitudes,

Permeating a perennial beauty,

Into the splendour of each Soul.

-Manatita, 8th June, 2014. Copyrighted.

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    Shauna L Bowling 

    6 years ago from Central Florida

    I will check them out, Manatita!

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    6 years ago from london

    Thank you so much, my Brave Warrior.

    Now I'm not asking you to read anymore, but merely in support of your name, I feel that my poem Salutation to Mother's Love, will suit you; as well as Ode to The Divine Mother. I'm saying that mothers and many women in general are in fact very brave Souls. I commend you highly for your sacrifices in so many ways!

    Welcome here and thank you for your loving sentiments and noble contribution. Much peace.

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    Shauna L Bowling 

    6 years ago from Central Florida

    Absolutely beautiful! I know many of the hubbers you mention in your introduction. All wonderful people.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from london

    You came, my fellow seeker.

    So happy! Thank you for your soulful contribution. Higher blessings!

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    Kukata Kali 

    6 years ago

    Wow! What a dedication to the souls that contribute to our being. Absolute perfection! Thank you.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from london

    Well, my Sweet,

    I do remember you and your inputs all the way from the home of some of my closest friends. Hope all is well. Have a great evening.

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    6 years ago from Wales

    Only one word needed here: beautiful !!!Thank you so much fir sharing your wonderful gift with us all and also for giving me a mention. It is so greatly appreciated.


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    6 years ago from london

    Thank you so much, Audrey.

    Appreciated as sentiments coming from a true poet. Much peace this Sunday.

    Bobbi, so sweet of you to say so. Thank you and loving thoughts this Sunday.

    Phyllis ~ My profound gratitude for your deep and at the same time very kind sentiments. Loving thoughts.

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    Phyllis Doyle Burns 

    6 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

    Such a loving way to reach out to your fellow hubbers. I can tell each word is from your heart and your beautiful soul. Very, very nice, manatita.

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    Barbara Purvis Hunter 

    6 years ago from Florida

    Hi manatita44,

    Your beautiful words sooth my long tired day and made me smile. Congratulations on your 100th hub. You have such a sweet spirit to thank all your friends and supporters.

    Bobbi Purvis

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    Audrey Howitt 

    6 years ago from California

    A beautiful tribute to your friends here--and congrats on your 100th hub!!!

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from london

    My Gratitude, Dear Friend.

    I appreciate this. Have a lovely day.

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    Victor W. Kwok 

    6 years ago from Hawaii

    Congratulations on your hundredth hub! This is very beautiful. Thank you for the dedication, friend! Bless!

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    6 years ago from london

    Thank You, Nellieanna.

    For some reason I thought that you had already commented on this Hub. Still, it's great to have you - and as always - your inspirational and wonderful sentiments. May the Higher Love bless and guide you this day.

    BlossomB - Thanks B (I just wish to be a little cute here) So good to hear from you again. Nice to see that all seems well. Keep on smiling!

    Your friend, Manatita

    Harishprasad ~ Well, My Spirit brother, what can I say? You've expressed this so beautifully! I am truly touched! Profound gratitude ...


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    Harish Mamgain 

    6 years ago from New Delhi , India

    Dear mantitta, first of all accept my heartiest congratulations on this marvelous 100th most beautiful hub ! Wish you all success in life ! In this hub, your words and expressions all are divine. Such fantastic affinity is described by you that I have no words to respond. In fact, my feelings are beyond words. You are such a kindred soul ! Such closeness to every heart ! I would love to return to this hub again and again to savor sweetness of your heart ! Thank you very much.

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    Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

    6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

    Congratulations on your one hundredth hub! And roses to you, too, it's a big achievement and stands for a lot of thinking and writing.

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    Nellieanna Hay 

    6 years ago from TEXAS

    Congratulations, dear Manatita, on your 100th hub, and such a lovely one it is!

    I have to smile, because after I met that 100th landmark & was recognized by HP for it in the 'Accolades', I just kept writing and went on to publish my 200th and now have published 244, while my accolade for hub publication still says “Nelieanna has published at least 100 hubs”, which is true - I have at least 100 hubs - but, but - - - haha. . . . So I smile. It’s well that I’m not too concerned about the numbers and the scores, though I admit waiting and checking several times after I passed the 200 count, thinking it would be updated, and am still waiting!

    Your sweet, loving, personal appreciation of all your friends and supporters is truly inspiring. I, for one, want to live up to it! Just when one doesn’t know whether or not her/his influence matters, it’s nice to find that it does. I appreciate your special tribute to what I am gratified to try to do with my writing! This is the ‘score’ that matters to me more than any impersonal, statistical numbers. Thank you, dear Manatita. I agree with each of your other choices. These are a band of great souls and writers!

    The roses are so beautiful and enhance your poetic messages.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from london

    Hey my Sweet.

    I so much wanted to remember you in my dedications, but funny I just had a block (getting old). Anyway I went through some poems but could not find you, and so I scanned a very long list. When I did stumble into your name, it was ever so obvious! Anyway I was happy as I was then able to mention you in my dedications, and all was well.

    Thank you for such a sweet and beautiful comment! I think of you whenever I cross the skies. I will go again in August, God's willing.

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    Mary Craig 

    6 years ago from New York

    I read this, your 100th poem, with love and gratitude. Your beautiful simplicity and deep religion shine through each line. How lovely to be a butterfly with our friends.

    God's peace and congrats to you. Voted up and beautiful.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from london

    A very beautiful comment for which I thank you sincerely, my Friend Kevin. Much peace to you and family.

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    The Examiner-1 

    6 years ago

    That was magnificent manatita. It had grace and love and beauty. I voted it up and shared it.


  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from london

    Thank you so much, my supportive Friend, Midget. I wish you God's peace.

    Ruby - So kind of you to see this beauty. Loving thoughts.

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    Ruby Jean Richert 

    6 years ago from Southern Illinois

    Such beauty in words. Thank you...

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    6 years ago

    Aww...thanks for the mention and this is sweet! Thanks so much, and congrats on your 100th hub!

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from london

    Appreciated. Thank you so much, Dora.

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    Dora Weithers 

    6 years ago from The Caribbean

    Congratulations on your 100th-hub milestone. The flowers are beautiful. Thank you for the soulful inspiration you have shared 100 times.

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from london

    My Sweet Faith,

    I am listening to the music and feel at peace, and so your wonderful and touching comments catches and vibrates with me at a very loving and serene time in space. May you continue to be blessed with the Mother's inner Light and sweet Love.

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    Faith Reaper 

    6 years ago from southern USA

    What a beautiful hub for your 100th hub! Congratulations to you, a wonderful poet who blesses us with your gift of amazing words to caress our ears with beauty. I am humbled and blessed to be mentioned in your 100th hub celebration.

    Voted up and more, pinning and tweeting

    Peace and love always

  • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


    6 years ago from london

    Hey Bill.

    I was still working on the Video. Anyway, great! Thank you so much. Light and love. Happy weekend.

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    Bill Holland 

    6 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Thank you so much my beautiful friend. You have touched me with this lovely act of kindness.

    blessings always



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