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Rejoice With Me, O Lovers of The Way by Manatita

Updated on July 2, 2014
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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.


Bright dawns have turned into elusive shadows.

The luminosity of the moon is now a grey mist,

And the resplendence of the sun recedes,

Behind a formation of darkening clouds.

I am afflicted.

This inner malady has permeated a sick body;

A mind maladjusted by the vain-glory of name and fame;

Attractions to the consumerism of banality.

The Supreme Weaver has woven my afflictions and adversity,

With Her needle of camouflaged Light.

She has rent my capacity; my indispensabilty to the core,

Only to lift my Consciousness,

To the acme of a greater sunrise.

Yet I rejoice!

While I still can, I sing in exaltation.

For I know by Faith that my Beloved's mercy,

Will never take me, where Her loving goodness

Will not protect and grant me solace.

Embraced By His Love.

Does your faith remain strong in the midst of affliction?

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In my Lover's many mansions of exquisite beauty,

She is still weaving my many inner decorations:

Gems, amythyst, golden pearls and rare diamonds

Of glimmering heights!

So rare is Her precious Jewels,

That it necessitates my being moulded painstakingly,

Into the fire of suffering,

Only to be bedecked by the furnace of Love.

And so I fear not.

My Beloved is my comfort and my Lover.

Though I walk in the valley of darkness-night,

I can smell the roses; the rhododendrons.

Their fragrance embraces me and replenishes

The magna of my Soul,

So that I can eventually dwell in my Lover's abode,


-Manatita 29th June, 2014.


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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thank you Lady E. You're in London? Gratitude for your kind sentiment.

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      Elena 2 years ago from London, UK

      Truly Inspiring to read. I enjoyed it and read it twice - there is so much to reflect on, from it. God Bless. :-)

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Gratitude my Friend. Thank you again. All peace this week-end to you and yours.

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      Taiwo Kareem 3 years ago from Salford

      I love your use of language and grammar

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Well , my Sweet Debs,

      I have used the 'love' themes in the past, yes, but only recently have I stayed with them. I can and have done various genres: Adoration, nature, despair, eulogies, Faith, Odes to fruits, humans and virtues ..... an endless lists. I suspect that you love my 'love' ones, right? (smile)

      A soulful bow for your continuous support.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You did this so well. It isn't your usual, but it is certainly ever bit as graceful!

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Good to know your Faith is so strong. 'Methinks' your heart is driving it through with God's love.

      Thank you so much for your beautiful sentiments. Peace.


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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      God bless you, dear Manatita,

      What beautifully expressed words of your unwavering faith. My faith is strong as I know without a doubt, all things will work out for my good.

      Voted up ++++ and away

      Blessings always

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Thank You Victor.

      So good to hear from you. Loving thoughts.

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      Victor W. Kwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

      This is wonderful poem. Voted up!

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      So happy to hear. You are indeed blessed. Thanks for the kind sentiment. Peace.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Inspiring. My faith never wavers and is ever strong. God bless.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Thank You, Platinum Owl.

      My first thought-provoking answer! (smile) I welcome this. Yoga Philosophy knows no right or wrong in its highest sublime sense. There is only God (Spirit). There is nothing outside of Spirit. All within Spirit has its usefulness and purpose. There is only lesser Light and greater Light, but ultimately there is only Him. Good, bad, right, wrong ... All is a flow of His consciousness.

      My Sweet Ruby,

      We write from the same page. God bless your loving heart.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      So beautiful! Your faith shines like diamonds...Love this..

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      platinumOwl4 3 years ago

      What if you discover you were heading in the wrong direction?

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Thank you Blossom.

      I know of it but I have never read it myself. I will try to get it tomorrow, God's willing. Slightly different style, this one. Glad you liked it.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      So beautiful! I'm reading Pilgrim's Progress at the moment - haven't read it since I was a child and I'm finding so much more in it now I'm further along in the journey. God bless you.

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      manatita44 3 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, K Burns Darling. Much peace to you.

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      A beautiful expression of abiding faith. Voted up and beautiful