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To Soar Above The Ego, Like An Eagle

Updated on July 10, 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.

Despair

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Eagle

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Sometimes, I do not know why stuff happens;

The reason things spiral out of control,

Send me down this tunnel of despair.

It is then that I either reach out to Something Higher,

Or try to unravel the questions: “‘Why, How?”

An approach which sometimes deepen my turmoil,

And I’m not spared, as life dishes out its own pathways.


I know my needs intuitively,

But I’m constantly diverted, by cravings or desires,

Which pushes me along in a spiral of suffering,

Seemingly bringing comforts, but deafening my Soul.

I feel an ardent need to be alive;

A constant thirst, a longing to evolve, to become… somebody.

Although I’m a part of and blend into the earth,

Like the lower species and nature’s grandeur,

I aspire to go higher; deeper …to transform my baser instincts;

Seek ways to improve my worth; my inner beauty.


Come! O Lover, let us rise above this Jinxed enchantment;

To soar beyond the Ego, like an eagle,

Flapping our wings and flying, into the vastness of infinity.

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

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Ultimately yes, not a pep talk initially, but a series of talks probably for many lifetimes which will eventually bear the desired fruits. This is the nature of the law, or you can say of human ignorance. Thank you so much, my dear Shauna.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      I love the way the one who is expressing these thoughts is able to talk themselves through despair and into a higher realm. Sometimes all it takes is having a little pep talk with yourself.

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Ha ha. They fly to...

      Glad that they are keeping you down, Deb. Much Love.

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      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      The only thing that keeps me tethered to the ground is my birds...

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      You're here my sweet. I wish you so much strength... all good things. Thank you for visiting at this time. Our Lord is always merciful. Glory be!

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      There are so many lessons in the imagery of soaring beyond the ego. Profound and timely.

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Yes indeed, Frank. It was a deliberate attempt to put this one 'into the world' as I call them...poems expressing the sort of everyday occurrences of us humans.

      My Teacher use to say that despair sometimes help us. So not that I have problems myself right now, but it's meant to find those with whom it resonates. Part of life's struggles. Thank you so much!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      this poem does carry the weight of despair my friend.. full raw emotions.. very good.. :)

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Ah! The grands too. Always so hard on mother's! I have 1 four yr old. With my son i n Maryland, though. No worries. But yes, they can be cute and charming. Hope all continues to go well.

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      Ann Carr 

      2 years ago from SW England

      I am writing but not a lot as renovating a house is top priority currently. Then the occasional SOS to look after grandchildren! Time is at a premium. Lots of drafts waiting but polishing them up and publishing is going to be slow!

      Thanks for asking.

      Ann

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Me too Bro.

      Lots of ups and downs n this struggle. Thank you.

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      Eric Dierker 

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

      Wonderful. I sometimes no become a little frustrated because I get glimpses of being where I see the world from on high and then I lose them, to try again.

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Thank you Ann.

      I appreciate you. Yes. An interesting one, isn't it. Are you writing? Much love.

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      Ann Carr 

      2 years ago from SW England

      Wouldn't it be great to do that, soar high above the world and gain a different perspective? You've described the angst so well, that which we all feel. I think too that you have given us a glimpse of the hope and fresh approach which is possible. Lovely words and gorgeous photos.

      Ann

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Thank you, vocalcoach.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Your poetry is full of longing. A beautiful discription revealing the desire to escape ... To fly high beyond life's burdens. Thank you my kind friend for expressing what we all feel in such an artistic manner.

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Thanks. As long as your health is good then I,m happy.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      2 years ago from USA

      Hello Manatita! I am doing fine. I have just been away for a while. My project load is becoming manageable and so I am finding my way back to HubPages and the people I enjoy here. I missed you, too!

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Yes. Indeed. How are you Marlene? Missed you!

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      2 years ago from USA

      Beautiful! It would be so nice to forget about the "why" and soar through life like an eagle in the sky.

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Thanks Bro. Glad that you appreciate this. At work. Much Love.

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      Venkatachari M 

      2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      A great message. Giving the eagle's example to elevate oneself from all these illusions of earthly desires and despairs. Thanks for it.

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Thank you, thank you, Ruby. Appreciated. Appropriate time, it would seem. Much Love.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      To soar like an eagle and leave our burdens behind. What a lovely concept. Your gentle words lift all cares. Thank you...

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Thank you, Cam. Thank you. I see you like this style...the longing coupled with the despair... nice. Gratitude ...much

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      Chris Mills 

      2 years ago from Missoula, Montana through August 2018

      I feel all the despair and the longings you've mentioned here. I'd love to soar like the eagle above it all. You've penned beautifully the innermost thoughts and emotions of mankind.

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Good to have you back before you fly again, like an eagle, to the land of the beyond Gratitude...plus.

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      2 years ago

      Ah! Despair... despair... despair. Sometimes it is created by us, but it truly helps to nurture and grow. An excellent poem! The aim is to soar high, higher, highest... beyond the earthly bonds. Good one.

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