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

Updated on May 6, 2018
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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.

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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

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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)

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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

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      manatita44 8 days ago from london

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

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      Frank Atanacio 9 days ago from Shelton

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

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      Li-Jen Hew 9 days ago from Malaysia

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

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      manatita44 9 days ago from london

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

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      Li-Jen Hew 9 days ago from Malaysia

      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.

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      Li-Jen Hew 9 days ago from Malaysia

      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! :)

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      Li-Jen Hew 9 days ago from Malaysia

      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? :)

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      manatita44 9 days ago from london

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

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      Li-Jen Hew 10 days ago from Malaysia

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

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      manatita44 10 days ago from london

      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!

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      Li-Jen Hew 10 days ago from Malaysia

      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. :)

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      manatita44 10 days ago from london

      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!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 11 days ago from New Delhi, India

      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!

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      manatita44 11 days ago from london

      Yes, Ann,

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

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      Ann Carr 11 days ago from SW England

      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.

      Ann

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      manatita44 11 days ago from london

      Thanks again , Lori.

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      Lori Colbo 11 days ago from Pacific Northwest

      Gypsy, that is so sweet.

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      manatita44 11 days ago from london

      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.

      Rasma,

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

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      Peggy Woods 12 days ago from Houston, Texas

      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.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 12 days ago from Riga, Latvia

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

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      manatita44 12 days ago from london

      Yes.

      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!!

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      Marlene Bertrand 12 days ago from USA

      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.

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      manatita44 12 days ago from london

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

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      manatita44 12 days ago from london

      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!!

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      Dora Weithers 12 days ago from The Caribbean

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

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      manatita44 13 days ago from london

      Thanks Alicia.

      A beautiful thought indeed! Thank you so much!

      Lori,

      The pleasure is all mines.

      Mark,

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

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      Linda Crampton 13 days ago from British Columbia, Canada

      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.

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      Lori Colbo 13 days ago from Pacific Northwest

      Thank you Manatita. Blessings.

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      Mark Tulin 13 days ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Nice spiritual poetry. Light and lofty.

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      manatita44 13 days ago from london

      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!

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      manatita44 13 days ago from london

      Eric.

      Ha ha. Thanks Bro.

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

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      Eric Dierker 13 days ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      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 ;-)

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      Lori Colbo 13 days ago from Pacific Northwest

      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.

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      manatita44 13 days ago from london

      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.

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      manatita44 13 days ago from london

      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.

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 13 days ago from Greece, Almyros

      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

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      Bill Holland 13 days ago from Olympia, WA

      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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