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The Despondency of The Soul. A Sonnet by Manatita

Updated on May 2, 2015
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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.

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It hurts, not so much the searing bodily pain,

But a despondency of the Soul,

Such as only the mystics know.

I feel like one under water, struggling to breathe.

Only it’s a grief that fails to lift;

I am in the sea, and still being held under.

My sweet Lord, be merciful.

Listen to my anguished cry.

This child of Yours was vulnerable,

And most definitely the victim,

Of temptation-desires.

Last night I entered a chasm,

Visited the House of Darkness,

And now the sadness of the Heart is ceaseless.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. ©Copyrighted. May 2nd, 2015.

~Awakening the Inner Light~

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thanks Lee. You're a true artist. Welcome and much gratitude.

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      Lee Cloak 2 years ago

      Wow, a really amazing poem, great to read, thanks, Lee

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Very sweet of you, Lady_E. Very loving sentiment and I appreciate this. I don't think that you've seen your poem:http://manatita44.hubpages.com/hub/With-Love-Unspo... Much Love.

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      Elena 2 years ago from London, UK

      Beautiful inspiring. At some point in life, we all go through times of despondency. May God give us strength and use us as a channel to comfort others...just like you do. Thanks.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Yes, bro. Just returned from Meditation with my Centre members. Good to know that all is good with you. Salaam!

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      Victor W. Kwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

      I am well, thanks Manatita. I hope you are, too.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thanks a lot, Bro. Are you well? Hope that all is good. Much appreciation.

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      Victor W. Kwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

      You enchant us with your poetry, Manatita!

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Beautifully raw words for a raw emotion. Despair is a killer but can be conquered by love. I am fortunate to no longer suffer despair but I have known it; I don't think there's a person alive who hasn't, apart from the young perhaps.

      Ann

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Spot on, Bro! You got it.

      Happy that you came and truly appreciated you input. Higher Blessings.

      Besarien, the more I hear from you, the more I like you. I feel your sincerity.

      Yes, This world or Mother nature is filled with a variety of different forces, and some, like wrong choice of work or friends, do drain us. In this case you knew and wanted change. God bless your seeking Heart. Much Love.

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      Besarien 2 years ago

      I went through a period when I struggled with despair and possibly depression. I finally realized it was my inner voice screaming at me that something about my life wasn't working. I quit a really awful job that sucked my time and energy for little gain, real or imagined, and everything got better.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Thanks Faith, and too true.

      I commend you on your love for your children, but I am told that the Beloved loves us infinitely more. Why not, after all, we are made and fashioned in His own image. Much peace this weekend. Salaam!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, when love seems to have departed us, it is truly a painful thing. However, I do know love still remains in your heart and when you give it, it never comes back void. It may be not in the manner in which you perceive it should return, but it will return to you full circle.

      Peace and blessings

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      He he. Good on ya. Indeed excellent! I know the score and am always rooting for you. Much love.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I've visited the Despair Restaurant and Bar a time or two. Didn't like their service. Now I have happiness delivered right to my door. :)

      Peace my friend!

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Very kind and loving sentiments, my beautiful spiritual sister. Much appreciated. I have a lot of great ones full of Light. You chose a sad and powerful one. Om Shanti!

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      May your devoted Soul of Beauty and Enlightenment find peace and everlasting Higher Love, Manatita. May your Lantern ever shine brightly and your Heart be ever full of Eternal Love.