Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.
"Just like the rainbow after the rain,
A good thing will happen,
After you've experienced pain." www.idlehearts.com
My Palms Are Dim Candles, Entreating to the Light.
It is seasonal spring; yet anxieties bang
Inside my head, like beating drums. Shadows
Crash through my loneliness like waves; a
Tornado of fear now suffocates my breath.
My nemesis opened, a village Pandora’s box,
Encircling the world swiftly with cyclone speed.
Now my mind is crazed by entangled thoughts,
Caught in a jungle of turmoil and despair.
Just yesterday, I danced to the fragrance of
Lavenders; painted roses on the cheeks of Love. Yet
Today’s uncertainty whispers of the Beyond. The dark
Ghouls in my abode, paint red blotches on my dread;
Insecurity stabs my tomorrows, like a merciless blade.
Christmas comes and goes and a new year begins,
Yet the pearl I’ve been seeking, still evades me.
My Heart seeks a haven, to unload its sorrows;
My palms are dim candles, entreating to the Light.
- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 10th January, 2021
In Desperate Need of Supernal Love
I wish to transform this searing pain,
But still gravitate to darkness.
I take pleasure in what should be
Sweet, yet I burn in emotive cravings.
I undress against my better judgement;
Lie at the feet of ‘night’ in my nakedness.
Alas! That which constantly bring shadows,
Has an aversion to carousels of Light.
I walk on thorns, even while clutching at
Roses; loneliness is the driver of my passions.
I’m a lover stumbling and falling, rising again in a
Game of victory and defeat; of constant gain and loss.
I seem to be, at the mercy of Cause and Effect, spinning
On a wheel of desires; in desperate need of supernal Love.
-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 31st January, 2021.
"We must endure adversity bravely and cheerfully." - Sri Chinmoy
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