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Paradise Lost; Paradise Regained

Updated on June 1, 2017
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A Free Verse Sonnet

The Lonely Thorn

The Autumnal leaves waltz and kiss me,

Flooding my Heart with their beauty.

I look at the thorn; it’s fears; it’s nakedness.

Its daunting struggle through the seasons.

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I pity its wretchedness; transmit my Love;

Alleviate the denseness from its shadows.

Alas! Self-doubt and insecurity,

Has stabbed at the capillaries of its roots.


Now it does not remember its invaluable role,

Nor the flower’s gratefulness for its protection.

Wallowing in self-pity; in blame,

It almost sacrifices its elegant rose.


But Grace comes, lifting its self-esteem;

Carrying a banner from the Garden of Paradise.


_Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted, 31st May, 2017.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

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Quote from a Seer

"If you make a mistake

In spite of your best intentions,

Remember this mantra:

'The past is dust" -Sri Chinmoy

Banner of Love

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Quote from a Seer

"Do not allow yourself

To be ruled by dark doubts.

Make friends with bright hopes

At every moment,

To change your own world

And the world around you." -Sri Chinmoy.

Thorns and roses

Thorns and roses. Can they show us the way of Light

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      15 months ago from london

      Quite true,

      Rasma. Thank you so much!

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      15 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      This was really lovely with wonderful poetic thoughts. As they say every rose has its thorn.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      15 months ago from london

      Ah Ruby.

      Thank you so much!

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      15 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautifully crafted! The rose is my favorite flower. If it were not for the thorns, the rose would not exist. I also love Sri Chinmoys' quotes.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      15 months ago from london

      Dee,

      Grace indeed,

      We need this badly. Thank you so much!

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      Dora Weithers 

      15 months ago from The Caribbean

      Oh for more Grace not because we do not have enough, but because it is so precious. It does for us what it does for the thorn. See how your beautiful poetry gets me started?

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      15 months ago from london

      Hey! I must watch my back (chuckle) What a great thing to say! I like it!!! Good to see you, Vasantha. Are you writing? I'll look you up.

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      vasantha T k 

      15 months ago from Bangalore

      Manatita, the quotes of -Sri Chinmoy are inspiring. You are a genius in writing poetry. Best wishes! Yes past is dust, but at times it's difficult to digest!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      15 months ago from london

      Hi Alicia.

      Thank you so much!!! I'm sure that you are hearing of our problems here with so many violent deaths and senseless acts. Love becomes all the more important. Let us continue ... let us continue...

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      Linda Crampton 

      15 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Your poem and message are inspirational, Manatita.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      15 months ago from london

      Not a bad thing, Eric. Continue... we cannot move faster than Grace. Have a great weekend.

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      Eric Dierker 

      15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I am happy to regained each hour of the day.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      15 months ago from london

      ... and you have a very special gift to see this, Tamara. Continue... continue. Loving thoughts.

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      Tamara Moore 

      15 months ago

      You have such an exquisite gift in the way that your words capture the essence of love.

      Hugs,

      Tamara

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      15 months ago from london

      If you know, then you're definitely not so bad, my friend. Have a great weekend.

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      Bill Holland 

      15 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I am a walking, talking, 160 pounds of thorns and doubts, so thank you for writing about me. :) Peace, brother!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      15 months ago from london

      Thanks Bro. Hope you are better. I wrote a poem for you. It's the one about the child, I believe. About five poems back.

      A ppreciations.

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      Venkatachari M 

      15 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Great lines with a nice message. The quotes are also much intellectual. It is nice to rejoice that thorn bushes blooming with roses. Well done, my Bro.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      15 months ago from london

      Thank you, thank you, Jodah. Appreciated.

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      John Hansen 

      15 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Great stuff, bro, and wise words from Sri Chinmoy as well. Nice.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      15 months ago from london

      Ha ha, Lisa.

      You understand my drift. Don't we all? Thank you so much and welcome here. God bless your life and family.

      N.B. Too tired. remind me to pay you a visit. Cheers.

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      Lisa Chronister 

      15 months ago from Florida

      This is beautiful. I love how the doubts of the thorn echo doubts that are common in most of us. At times in my life I have been the rose, and other times the thorn. What a lovely poem!

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