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Me, a Woman. I Wonder If They See Me?

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

Quote from Sri Chinmoy

"Do you want to be always happy?

Then give up fighting for negativity

And learn the beautiful art of self-encouragement." -Sri Chinmoy

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I wonder if they see me –

The sweet intimacy of blossoming buds,

Growing in the garden of my Heart?


The white lily wraps me in its raiment;

The redolence of jasmines kisses my cheeks.

Alas! Fleeting is the majesty of this bodily temple!


My limbs can only do so much;

My legs have stopped dancing for the stars.

I wonder if they see me?


I wish to tell them of my joys and sorrows;

That the quest of our longing is mutual;

That I yearn to be Loved!


Instead, my speech stutters and my lips fail;

The chair that confines me, lacks the eloquence

To convey my deeper melodies.


I wish to tell them, of the beauty in my soul;

To let them know, that they are all invited.

Why can’t they hear the lute within my Spirit,

Serenading the moon with its haunting rhapsodies?


I fear they see only my fragility; my powerlessness.

Perhaps they wish to help; to empathise,

But not sure how to console me.


Just yesterday, I was at a wedding party.

I was the joy of the ceremony;

The cynosure of all eyes.


Now my Heart is faced with a different challenge;

My soul weeps. Time has no favourites,

And the transience of life knows no discrimination.


I wonder if they see me?

This tender delicate frame, is adorned

By kind souls, who seek to preserve

My smile, dignity … self-respect.


Meanwhile, I sit in my wheelchair. Me, a woman,

Having to deal with the rolling tides of life.

Trapped in this sacred Citadel,

I seem to be covered with thorns,

Yet I am in the breath of roses,

Which radiate an effulgent Light.


I wonder if they see me?



-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 12/9/19

Wisdom-quote from the Master."

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Wisdom from the Master

"Inner compassion and outer tolerance,

Can easily make a new world,

A better world." -Sri Chinmoy

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