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They Came ... Only To Go. A Sonnet

Updated on March 17, 2016
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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.


They came … only to go.

Emerging from a cloud of uncertainty,

They brought their minds Caravan of Shadows,

To comprehend the calligraphy, painted from his Soul.

Yet their fog was too dense.

The ‘misted’ sparkle in their auburn-tinted wine,

Was undesirable, and he was reluctant to indulge.

At first, they felt something in him,

And their Hearts absorbed this longing.

But a ‘spool of web’ entangled their suspicions;

Tearing painfully at their sceptical minds.

Faced by so immense a struggle, they turned away.



-Manatita, The Flame-Weaver. ©Copyrighted, 6th March, 2016.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~



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"Do not go away. Forgive, even if just once. This fragile inner child will open, blossoming and spreading its vastness like an eagle, flying on the Wings of Infinity." -Manatita

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      manatita44 16 months ago from london

      Hey shanmarie, you came! Thank you so much! This great teacher - experience - yes, but the style and words I use are from the Divine. All my Love to you this day and always.-Manatita

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      shanmarie 16 months ago

      I imagine a painful loss or two must have inspired this one. This kind of depth can only come from experience.

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      manatita44 22 months ago from london

      What can I say? There are people here whom we really like

      and who have disappeared. There are others who accuses us wrongly and are supported by those we consider friends.

      In the end we act in a way we feel is best for us, but not necessarily towards the Light. Insecurity is a big one. Thank you for coming, my Friend.

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      Shauna L Bowling 22 months ago from Central Florida

      It's devastating when a misunderstanding causes a permanent kink. Why is it some misunderstandings can be worked out through clarification and communication, while others aren't given the chance? It can only lead to regret in the long run and hurt in the short term.

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      manatita44 23 months ago from london

      Thank you so much, my Brother. You show a deep understanding of my calligraphy. Gratitude. Hari Om.

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      Harish Mamgain 23 months ago from India, New Delhi

      We all are meant for experiencing the bliss all perfect. Nonetheless, we go through hopelessness, ignorance, darkness, deceit, failure, sadness, pride, success, happiness... and what not. Perhaps the Absolute one wants it this way only. This is such a profound poem that the more I read it, the much peace my mind receives. Brother, you make diamonds out of words ! Keep guiding us to the shining path !

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      manatita44 23 months ago

      Yes Deb. Ultimately so. You are quite right. Happy Easter!

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      Deb Hirt 23 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      There must always be a flicker in the soul and heart, for it will soon beget both experience and wisdom to do what is right.

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      manatita44 23 months ago

      Thanks Dee. At work.

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      Dora Weithers 23 months ago from The Caribbean

      Beautiful expressions and peaceful perspective of life--and death!

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      manatita44 23 months ago

      Yes. A truly deep one. Gratitude.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 23 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Really nicely penned.

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      manatita44 23 months ago from london

      Thank you, My Brother. Appreciated.

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      John Hansen 23 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Wonderful poetry and beautiful accompanying images manatita. Well done.

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      manatita44 23 months ago from london

      And Alicia, thank you for being a fan. I don't recall seeing anything from you lately. Still writing?

      Venkatachari M, yes, yes, Bro. But the Christ was crucified, and Bullah Shah had it very tough. What's to do? Both good men. Thank you for your continued support.

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      Venkatachari M 23 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Well crafted lines on misunderstandings and suspicions. Too much depth in each line. It portrays the way of life.

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      Linda Crampton 23 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is beautiful, Manatita. Each time I read the poem I got new ideas from it. Thank you for sharing your poetry.

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      manatita44 23 months ago

      Thank you Emge. It's very real!

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      Madan 23 months ago from Abu Dhabi

      As your poems have a fantasy hidden as well. Great to read and savor.

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      manatita44 23 months ago

      Yes Bill. A deep one. I personally feel that it's an amazing piece. Thank you!


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      Ruby Jean Fuller 23 months ago from Southern Illinois

      They come only to go away. happens when the inner being knows all is not right. This is especially meaningful to me today. God knows best when we call upon him and ask for guidance. Beautiful manatita...

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      Bill Holland 23 months ago from Olympia, WA

      There is too much here to swallow in one sitting, and I suspect, like a fine wine, it will only improve with time. You, sir, are a word craftsman.

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      manatita44 23 months ago from london

      Well Frank, you have class. I truly appreciate you. Gratitude.

      Ralph, what a sweet sentiment. Right from your Soul, I'd say. Thank you so much!

      Yes, Shaloo.

      I wanted her to cry. She looks so sweet! Shivaya Om!

      Thanks Surabhi. A bit of Ramana here:

      "The secret of life, though, is to always remember that God is the ultimate arbiter and He has plans for us. So all happens for the good."-Surabhi.

      I know ...I know ... we are all wayfarers or sojourners in this Field of Dharma. Love you!

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      Surabhi Kaura 23 months ago

      "Do not go away. Forgive, even if just once. This fragile inner child will open, blossoming and spreading its vastness like an eagle, flying on the Wings of Infinity." -Manatita

      Wow! Beautiful. A very thought-provoking.

      Here's my take on this -

      "Travelers are meant to leave. They wander without address They are meant to go away. The one who truly loves and cares are rare of the rarest. They become a permanent resident in our Hearts. The mutual faith that they share blossoms like an eternal flower, and despite the odds, it never withers away. Trust is the foundation as well as the seeds of such a radiant flower." - Surabhi

      The meaning is deep. Hari Om.

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      Surabhi Kaura 23 months ago

      Awesome! Today I'm reading a lot of Manatita. On this sunny day in Punjab, your poems are like a fresh mango lassi.

      A wonderful poem on misunderstandings. We all become victims of it at some point in our lives. I ask myself: are misunderstandings necessary? Well, necessary or not, they happen anyway. The secret of life, though, is to always remember that God is the ultimate arbiter and He has plans for us. So all happens for the good. Some roads are meant to be taken and vice-versa. Beatiful pictures. Well done, buddy!

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      Shaloo Walia 23 months ago

      Deep! Very well written as always with beautiful pictures. This is the most adorable pic of Kali I have ever seen. For the first time, she is looking cute instead of ferocious.

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      Ralph Schwartz 23 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      You always weave such a beautiful and delicate tapestry of word and meaning my friend. This piece is so poignant and forces the reader to comfortably search their own soul for that moment, perhaps in hopes of a reparation. Epic

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      Frank Atanacio 23 months ago from Shelton

      wow this was very well written... I can feel every word