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My Palms are Dim Candles, Entreating to the Light. Tuesday's Inspiration 16

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

Wise sayings

"Just like the rainbow after the rain,

A good thing will happen,

After you've experienced pain."


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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