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Mere Prabhu (My Sweet Lord) A Soulful Offering to Lori Colbo (Lambservant)


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


Mere Prabhu, my Christ, my Lord,

Why should I worry about hunger,

When Your Love feeds my Soul?

A full stomach is soon emptied,

But a Heart of gratitude endures,

Even unto everlasting life.

Mere Prabhu, my Christ, my life.

I could have slept forever.

But You came to me in the early hours

Of the dawn, and sanctified my life.

O Light of forgiveness, each moment,

Like a river of diamond rain,

You wash my muddy banks.

Thus my acquired sediments are removed,

From the heat of daily strife.

Mere Prabhu, sweet Jesus, my Light,

I saw Your suffering face,

I cried and cried. I felt Your forgiving Heart,

I danced … and danced.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 6yh May 2018


Quote from Psalms

The Lord is my Shepherd
"He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake. Even thought I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; my cup overflows.…” Psalm 23: 4 (Study Bible)


The Lamentations of The Soul

Listen to the fish, as it laments

Its lack of freedom.

Caught in a net of its own desires,

It longs for the intimacy of marine corals,

For serenity and protection on the ocean’s bed.

Listen to the soft whispering of winds,

As they sing to the meadow of sunflowers.

Yet we who were born with golden wings,

Can only envy, the soaring ascent of eagles.

The Light of the child’s innocence, longs to bring

Joy, to the millennial emptiness of the Heart.

Come! My Beloved, Unfurl Thy sails;

Let the rays of the moon kiss my soul.

Carry my Spirit, to the luminance of the sun,

So as to erase my darkness, from this world of shadows.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 6th May 2018

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

The Light and beauty of life


Light and Beauty


manatita44 (author) from london on May 11, 2018:

Aaah! You are so kind, O great Creative Writer! Thank you so much!!!

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on May 11, 2018:

You sir are a Poetic Professional... my hats off to you

Li-Jen Hew on May 10, 2018:

Haha wrong person then. Anyway, thanks for introducing Poetry Cafe. :)

manatita44 (author) from london on May 10, 2018:

The name doesn't ring a bell. She is Indian Malaysian. Medium to large built. I can ask Paul, an English MC.

Li-Jen Hew on May 10, 2018:

Ahh, I found her online! I think you mean Elaine Foster, the founder of Poetry Cafe KL...You're right, her personality is lovable. :) I saw her on Youtube.

Li-Jen Hew on May 10, 2018:

Wow, sounds like she is so committed to teaching and poetry. Glad to hear that you learnt something from her! :) Haha, I've never even been to Kuching. I live in KL. Good for you! :)

Li-Jen Hew on May 10, 2018:

Oh, thanks for explaining! Glad the MC made a good impression. I think you mean the Poetry Cafe in KL...just did my research haha...what was the event you attended about? People recited their poems? And did you? :)

manatita44 (author) from london on May 10, 2018:

Emcee or Master of Ceremonies. The poet conducting the proceedings. Nr Kuala Lumpur

Li-Jen Hew on May 10, 2018:

Hi Manatita. Thanks for sharing, sounds good...which MC is this and what does MC stand for?...my bad..:)

manatita44 (author) from london on May 10, 2018:

Thank you, Li Jen.

There is poetry in Kuala Lumpur. The MC woman is totally awesome! If you can find them then check it out. Thank you so much!

Li-Jen Hew on May 10, 2018:

Hi Manatita. I like how there is a lightness to your poem just like Light and abstract quality but there is some depth, some meaning. Thank you for sharing. :)

manatita44 (author) from london on May 09, 2018:

Thanks Chitrangada.

Some say that the South Indians like the intellect and the Bengalis like sweetness. I come from the Bengali clan.

Thank you so much for a very fine sentiment. Om Shanti!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 09, 2018:

A fitting and beautiful tribute to a wonderful fellow hubber, and as always your poem is awesome!

Your words, ‘ Mere Prabhu’ touched my heart. You expressed beautifully.

Thanks for sharing!

manatita44 (author) from london on May 09, 2018:

Yes, Ann,

It's generally agreed that it's an incredibly sublime and beautiful piece. Appreciate this very special sentiment.Thank you so much!

Ann Carr from SW England on May 09, 2018:

Another worthy tribute to a lovely person; she always seems to be kind and fun.

You are excelling yourself with these I've read today.

Psalm 23 - always beautiful and it was said the other day at the funeral of a good friend of mine, so this evoked all sorts of emotions in me. Thank you.


manatita44 (author) from london on May 08, 2018:

Thanks again , Lori.

Lori Colbo from United States on May 08, 2018:

Gypsy, that is so sweet.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 08, 2018:

Thanks Peggy.

Yes. David is so full of loftiness in his poetry. Written or taken from the tablet of his soul. God bless King David. He features in many of my works.


Lori will be pleased to hear you say this. Thank you so much!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 08, 2018:

This is simply beautiful! Your words "Carry my Spirit, to the luminance of the sun" reminds me of our souls soaring up to heaven where we get to spend eternity. The 23rd Psalm is a favorite for many people.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 08, 2018:

A beautiful tribute to a person that is as beautiful inside as out.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 07, 2018:


It is an exremely powerful piece. My father lived in downtown Brooklyn and worked at the Stock Exchange. He would read the psalms every morning before work. He rose about 4. A. M did some light exercises. Then he would start.

God is there in the darkness, as well as the Light. Ask Eric.

Thank you so much!!

Marlene Bertrand from USA on May 07, 2018:

A wonderful tribute to a wonderful person. Beautiful words of love for our Lord. And, by the way, Psalm 23 (the old King James version) is one of the first passages I memorized when I was a little child. Today, it is my "go-to" verse for those times I am feeling low and need to be reminded of the love of God.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 07, 2018:

Indeed! But you have some things in common, no? Much Peace.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 07, 2018:

Yes. Are you not similar? Thanks so much. I'm getting confused with Mother's Day here. I think it's next week. Happy Mother's Day!!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 07, 2018:

Beautiful and really fitting for Lori. I can see her reciting the first poem as her own.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 06, 2018:

Thanks Alicia.

A beautiful thought indeed! Thank you so much!


The pleasure is all mines.


Welcome and thank you so much for a lovely contribution. Peace.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 06, 2018:

I love the ways in which you refer to nature in your poetry. The whispering of the winds as they sing to a meadow of sunflowers is a beautiful thought.

Lori Colbo from United States on May 06, 2018:

Thank you Manatita. Blessings.

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on May 06, 2018:

Nice spiritual poetry. Light and lofty.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 06, 2018:

Thank you, Lori.

So glad that you came and so happy that you appreciated this soulful offering. Your comment is a very kind and loving sentiment. Today, I believe is Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day!

manatita44 (author) from london on May 06, 2018:


Ha ha. Thanks Bro.

I like her work , including the spiritual ones. Thank you so much!Thank

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on May 06, 2018:

To date this is my fav of yours. Just really good my good friend.

You are a daring man to write a worthy tribute to Lori. I think you got real close ;-)

Lori Colbo from United States on May 06, 2018:

Aw, thank you Manatita, I have no words. You captured a lot of me. You are so kind and a great blessing to all your readers.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 06, 2018:

Thanks Bill.

That's close. Yes, Mohammed Ali was right. We tend to hang with those of like minds. Even spiritual teachers suggests this. It helps.

Your usual blessings are reciprocated. Much peace this Sunday evening here in Kenya.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 06, 2018:

Well Sean,

I have come to expect this beautiful pieces from you. So we are like kindred Spirits, I suppose. Much Love to you and family.

I believe that tomorrow is Mother's Day. God bless all Mother's! God bless your family.

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on May 06, 2018:

Is there any higher goal for a serving Soul than trying to Awakening The Inner Light to the other Souls? I believe there is not. All the Sacred Flames, like Jesus, who came to us had this goal!

And this is your daily struggle, my dear brother, for all us.

Thank you for this two sublime gems that can enrich my meditations!

Eternal Love, Infinite Light!

Sean, the humble Dragon

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 06, 2018:

Lori only lives thirty miles from me; I have never met her; she is a friend. I hang with quality people, in person and online.

Blessings to you both!

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