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Everything Around us Has a Story to Tell. A Christmas Offering to Doris James Miz Bejabbers


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



Love and Blessings from Above. Happy New Year to all my Friends

Everything around us, has a story to tell.

Listen to the singing of nightingales, their

Melodious voices drift upon the dawn,

Soothing my Heart with their eloquence.

Bees rest, on their melliferous flowers, their gentle

Droning, an amazing healer to their surroundings.

Butterflies flap their wings, soaring and fluttering

In their natural habitats, to create a bright new day.

Everything around us, has a story to tell.

If you listen carefully, you will hear the sound

Of serenity in Silence; the intricate dance of hyacinths,

Whispering the innocence of children, playing in the orchard.

Rolling waves splash against the rocks, somewhat like

The swinging breeze of pendulums, in their struggle to

Maintain justice. The scent of jasmines lingers, like an enduring

Memory; camellias blush, as my strokes ornament Your beauty.

My Empress, Your smile reflects the glories of the sun;

Your words, like music, playing endless symphonies in my soul.

The wafts of lavenders, in the crisp morning air, adorns me

With Thy intimate scent, impeccable, like the illustrious moon.


I see You, descending, like an eagle, from the perennial

Heavens, nourishing the daffodils with Your morning dew.

Awakening their blossoming petals with new life,

My core melts, bewitched by Thy ethereal Light.

Everything around us, has a story to tell.

The beggar clad in rags, can sometimes reminds us,

Of a painful abyss, even as ailments herald,

The nature of ephemeral things.

Life moves in cycles. New seedlings shoot sprouts in

Another spring; summer will once more call upon the

Rising sun. Yet You blend so well in the stillness of my Heart,

Carving Your bewildering smile upon its frequency.

Tracking my longing, like a light-seeking rose, I

Lay my incandescent colours at Thy feet Divine.

Sweet Shyama, do You feel my pain? This tug on a

Memory that’s eternal, always wooing the wine of Thy breath?

I grasp at Your silhouette, only to embrace You, for

Infinity’s sake. Why should I leave this life to destiny?

I know that with an unwavering will, one day You’ll

Be mines. My soul cascades, like autumnal colours, only with

The agony of yearning – a sacrifice for the sugar of Thy lips.

I am already falling, hopelessly in Love with You,

And once we merge, like endless time, You and I will

Disappear, yet never perish. This … is certain. Everything

Around us, has a story to tell, yet ours are the quintessential

Ballad, of Love’s enduring fire, burning ceaselessly in the Heart.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 27th December, 2019


Stories to tell

© 2019 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on January 21, 2020:

I grew up with what we call crayfish, taken from beneath the riverstones with bare hands. We fished them as well and they also have claws.

To this day one of my favourite food is crayfish and dumplings. We made a kind of broth with them.

Thanks for the very informational info

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on January 21, 2020:

The Beautiful South, to me, is anywhere South of the Mason Dixon line in the U.S., anywhere they speak with a slow southern drawl, anywhere there are bayous and love catfish and magnolias. Most people don't know that we have bayous flowing through the Ozark Mountains where I was born. You should try crayfish (as the yankees call them). We call them crawdads. Delicious!

manatita44 (author) from london on January 21, 2020:

Hi Miz.

Where is the beautiful South? Lovely to see you and thanks for coming.Glad you liked the offering.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on January 21, 2020:

Thank you, It is beautiful. Manatita. I didn't see this when it was updated 3 weeks ago.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 31, 2019:

Indeed, Patrick. 'Nuff respect. Joy to you in abundance. Happy New Year!!

Patrick Kamau from Nairobi, Kenya on December 31, 2019:

Happy new year. Beautifully written and I agree with you that whatever is around us has a story to tell. We only need to listen. Thanks for sharing.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 30, 2019:

Thank You, Shaloo..

A wonderful sentiment! Happy New Year!

Shaloo Walia from India on December 29, 2019:

So many beautiful images in these exquisite lines. Your poems are always a delight to read.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 28, 2019:

Ah, Rosina, I thank you. This is a mighty fine sentiment! Happy New Year!

Linda C,

Thank you so much. Nature is part and parcel of the metaphysical writer. It appeals to us. Best wishes to you, my dear. Go forward to 2020 with Higher blessings. Peace.


Lovely to hear from you. Will visit all you guys later. A wonderful sentiment and I thank you for this. Seasonal greetings and a prosperous New Year! Om Shanti!

Yes Dee,

You always choose awesome lines! Gratitude. More Love from our Lord to you, now and always. Glory be!

Hi Ruby,

A joy to see you as usual. I trust you had a great Christmas. Enjoy and may 2020 and beyond increases your Peace and stillness.

Rosina S Khan on December 27, 2019:

An enchanting poem to describe Love's ceaseless fire within the heart. You couldn't have painted it better. I really appreciate such a contribution as a tribute to Doris, Manatita.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on December 27, 2019:

I'm always pleased to see flower and plant imagery in your poems. You do a lovely job with the pictures that you create in your poetry. I hope you have a happy new year.

Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on December 27, 2019:

Oh such a beautiful tribute. Such exquisite words and description. Loved it.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on December 27, 2019:

The scents, sounds and images in your poetry are always so appealing. "Disappear, yet never perish." Comforting! Best to you now and throughout the coming year!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 27, 2019:

This is such a beautiful piece! Your words calms the soul and lightens the heart.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 27, 2019:

She has a beautiful soul and is a very broadminded seeker. You are in good company Mrs L.

Thank you so much! Happy New Year!

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on December 27, 2019:

MizB is such a lovely person; always willing to help and (oh my goodness) what a sense of humor. Thank you for a tribute to such a wonderful friend.

manatita44 (author) from london on December 27, 2019:

Ah, You're a romantic, like me, Lorna.

Thank you so much! Hope you had a great Christmas and are looking forward to a fab 2020. Peace.

Indeed, my Brother Elijah.

Indeed! Thank you so much! A happy and prosperous New Year to you, Bro.


I thank you for looking so closely. You're a true fan. Hope that today is a busier day for you, but filled with Joy. Happy New Year!!

Lorna Lamon on December 27, 2019:

You capture the joy of love beautifully in this touching tribute Manatita. I particularly enjoyed the last verse.

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington DC on December 27, 2019:

I hope your Christmas was fulfilled and the coming Year 2020 be successful in all of your endeavors, Brother Manatita. That is supposed to be the number of man's perfect vision, may it be so for you and Everyone.

How true is your opening line, "Everything around us, has a story to tell," and everything has message for us if we are open to receive.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on December 27, 2019:

Absolutely beautiful, Manatita! I love that you began and ended with the premise that everything has a story to tell.

Happy New Year Manatita and MizB!

manatita44 (author) from london on December 27, 2019:


Good. Spontaneity is awesome! Leaves the mind behind and enters the realm of the psychic Heart. Happy New Year!!


So sweet, so sweet. Thank you so much and a prosperous New Year to you and family.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on December 27, 2019:

I get confused. I do not this priority deal. They just float in and out. Thank you for this I will work this.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on December 27, 2019:

A powerful thought to Doris James Miz Bejabbers. Words to show the great meaning of oneself and you do that from your great mind. You share a lot from your writing to each individual- Nothing better than to read such an offer to a wonderful person. A Happy New Year to you!

manatita44 (author) from london on December 27, 2019:

Thank You, Bro. Happy New Year 2020!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 27, 2019:

What a hoot MizB is...one of a kind and always fun to converse with online. Blessings and peace to you both, and Happy New Year!

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