ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Despondency of The Soul. A Sonnet by Manatita

Updated on May 2, 2015
manatita44 profile image

Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Dejected

Source

Divine warrior

Source
Goddess
Goddess | Source

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~

Forlorn

Source

Despair

Do you feel despair?

See results

Mendelssohn

© 2015 manatita44

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

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

    • profile image

      Lee Cloak 

      3 years ago

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

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 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:https://manatita44.hubpages.com/hub/With-Love-Unsp... Much Love.

    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 

      3 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.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

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

    • vkwok profile image

      Victor W. Kwok 

      3 years ago from Hawaii

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

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

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

    • vkwok profile image

      Victor W. Kwok 

      3 years ago from Hawaii

      You enchant us with your poetry, Manatita!

    • annart profile image

      Ann Carr 

      3 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

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 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.

    • Besarien profile image

      Besarien 

      3 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.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 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!

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      3 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

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

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

    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 

      3 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!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      3 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!

    • Phyllis Doyle profile image

      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      3 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.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)