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Things My Mother Taught me. To my Friend Dora Isaac Weithers (Ms Dora)

Updated on August 6, 2016
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To my Dear Friend Dora Isaac Weithers, who is also a truly loving mom and grand-mom

My mother taught me the virtues, of both Light and darkness.

She encouraged my strengths and nurtured me in my weaknesses;

My mother taught me, never to do the things that made me weak;

To live in the Heart-garden and not in the mind’s chasm.

She would demonstrate how to be impartial;

To move away from the unwholesome and to promote Peace.

My mother sent me to school, ever-remembering that

Wisdom is greater than education and knowledge;

That experience is superior, to an array of sacred books.

My mother taught me, through the analogy of the orange,

That all are interconnected—

That the rind, skin, peel, the outer covering,

Flesh, seeds and even the juice,

All have a part to play in this cosmic dance.


My mother knew that scriptures would inspire me,

But warned me not to be so attached that I became blind,

To the sweet simplicity of ‘being.’

The tree bends when laden, offering its fruits to Mother Earth;

The life-giving energy of the sun peeps forth,

Sustaining and replenishing, yet another golden sunrise.

So too, the life-nourishing Love and fortitude of my mum is timeless;

On a par with these two great sacrifices, of humility and surrender.

My mother knew, that the Light in adversity would help me to grow;

That service and kindness would help me to sow,

The seeds of good deeds, nobility and more.

O mother divine, who can equal your forgiveness?

With your sheltering Compassion you took away the whip,

While cradling me through life to sleep,

Bearing patiently the sorrows of ingratitude.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted, 6th August, 2016.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~


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    • aviannovice profile image

      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Mother to me means a guiding g force to teach me right from wrong and to help others wherever I can. I will also know how to replenish myself to continue in my quest for righteousness.

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      2 years ago from london

      Very hot Gina, Today we had a seven-hr meditation, and we do this sitting for a long time. It was tough towards the end. Much Love.

    • Gina Welds-Hulse profile image

      Gina Welds Hulse 

      2 years ago from Rockledge, Florida

      Hi Manatita. I hope the New York weather is being kind to you.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Hi and hello Sweet One. Was thinking of you today. Here in New York in an inspirational spiritual setting. Much Love.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      Manatita, this poem really speaks of who Dora is and what's important to her.

      Our mother are our first teachers and the foundation upon which who we grow to be is built.

      Beautiful tribute!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      ...and thank you for coming, my Friend. Appreciated ...much. God bless your Heart and enobling life.

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      Gina Welds Hulse 

      2 years ago from Rockledge, Florida

      Such a beautifully written tribute, Manatita! Thank you for sharing, and for directing me here! Hugs.

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      2 years ago from london

      Thank you so much, Gypsy. I agree. God bless you.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      This was a wonderful tribute to a lovely woman with a heart of gold.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Yes, indeed. Thank you, my Brother.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      Love the dedication to a wonderful virtual friend.. bless you both bro..:)

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      2 years ago

      Wow ! It's beautiful written about a beautiful woman :) A loving mother :) Wonderful dedication :) Bless you!!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from london

      Thanks for sharing Miz.

      As you know, I see people in hospital every day. Through God's Grace; I strive to serve, to solicit a smile within. Your experience is perchance a difficult but worthy and noble one.

      I will not try to take away how you feel, as this is very valid. Rather, I'd say that when ever you feel strong enough, look for what you may already know...the validity of sharing...of experience...of growth...wisdom...the hidden compassion in all things.

      Yet I join you in your solace and joys; your trial and the ups and downs of life. My Heart goes out to you, even while remembering that whatever happens in Divine Providence is always for the best, because there is no alternative. So glad you visited and identified with my poem. Lots of Love.

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      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      2 years ago from Beautiful South

      Such a great expression of a mother in poetry. I, too, love the last three lines, and they make me wish I'd been a more attentive mother as I watch my youngest son wither away from an autoimmune condition that will eventually take his life.

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      2 years ago from london

      Yes Dee,

      I like those lines too. Thank you so much! Glad you appreciate this inspired dedication. Much love.- Manatita.

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Manatita, you captured well the common-sense balance in the principles our mothers taught us--and truly timeless. Good poem throughout, and your last three lines are classic. Thanks for the dedication. I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.

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      2 years ago from london

      Thank you, my Sweet. Higher blessings and may the Seers protect and guide you always. -Manatita

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      2 years ago

      Dear One. I loved your Mother’s teachings. What a great upbringing! I am sure she must be proud of you. She was a great woman, truly. A loving tribute to Mother from a loving Son :)

      Yes, yes, mothers are truly our first teachers. I have had this privilege from my Grandmother also (from my Dad's side). She taught me much about life in my adolescent years... much. I really admire the analogy of an Orange by your Mumma. Very wise! God bless her Divine Soul. I wish both of you a heartiest Namaste. Have a nice weekend, Acharaya ji.

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      2 years ago from london

      Yes...yes, Eric. You seem blessed. How wonderful! Much Gratitude.

      Venkatachari M,

      Thank you, Bro. Appreciations...much.

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      Venkatachari M 

      2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      So nice of you, Manatita, to remind the love and greatness of our mother. I love my mother who is in heaven and the Eternal Mother of all of us as well as all mothers on this earth. Dora is a great woman.

      Thank you and blessings.

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      (for my mother's name) always do what is right.

      I just dearly love Dora. Thank you for reminding me of her goodness.

      In reading this lovely piece my head swirled a bit. I had a great mom. I had a great second mom. I have a great mom in law. And I have this wonderful mom of my child so young. Thank you God for speaking with me through my friend Manatita.


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