Ode to a Family. A Dedication to Patricia Scott and Family

Updated on June 24, 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.

Wisdom from the Master

"A genuine seeker after peace must needs be a seeker after love. Love has another name: sacrifice. When sacrifice is pure, love is sure. When love is divine, in sacrifice there can be no "mine," no "thine." Love is the secret of oneness. Sacrifice is the strength of oneness." -Sri Chinmoy

Patricia, Stephanie and Heston's dad
Patricia, Stephanie and Heston's dad | Source

A Free Verse Sonnet

Two exemplary seeds take root, heralding

The fruits of intimacy and filial love.

O immaculate mirrors of the Divine!

Bonding and loyalty are thy names--

Like a flower and the breath of its fragrance.

Sweet affinity of the Beloved,

Your duty shines like sunflowers,

Cradling and kissing the light of the sun,

Which feeds their reverence.

Respect! O dauntless flames of the One!

Obeisance to your courage and resilience.

Thy heavenly wine of true devotion,

Sleeplessly oozing the sacrifice of the Heart,

Awakens the supernal joy of heaven.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 20th June, 2018.

~Awakening The Inner Light ~

Heston Wayne, Stephanie and jay
Heston Wayne, Stephanie and jay | Source


In their own way, Patricia and all her wonderful family and friends have experienced many sacrifices. Through pain ... adversity and joy also, they have displayed fortitude and resilience; diligence, care and concern ... the spirit of sharing and giving, as well as an unwavering faith in the Lord.

I commend them most sincerely, with all my Heart and best wishes for God's continual Love.

Wisdom-Quote from the Master


Sacrifices. An Acrostic Poem

S orrow and forgiveness flowed,

A s the tool His flesh did gore.

C hrist’s immortal words of Love,

R esonated low; above.

I srael’s son upon the cross,

F aced the callousness of man.

I s it really such a task,

C rying for His Father’s Land?

E nter through God’s Gates- Delight;

S acrifice our darkness-night.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 20th June, 2018.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

Patricia and her elder sister
Patricia and her elder sister | Source


Should we make more sacrifices in life and can it be advantageous?

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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      21 months ago from london

      Me too, Ranjan Ji. Me too. A remarkable woman is our Patricia Scott. Thank you so much.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      21 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      A fitting tribute to an angel I must say. With all the adversities she and her family have faced her love and faith in the Divine have stood solid as a rock. I admire her fortitude.

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      23 months ago from london

      Yes, indeed Ann.

      Probaby a daily struggle, but she always comes out shining. Thank you so much!

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      Ann Carr 

      23 months ago from SW England

      This is a lovely tribute to Patricia and her family. They certainly are courageous and loving people and Patricia's determination and hope shines through all her hubs. Beautiful!


    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      23 months ago from london

      Thank you, Frank.

      Appreciated. Peace, my Bro.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      23 months ago from Shelton

      manatita the tribute was fitting and justifying.. a very wonderful piece of writing.. and of course the poetry... :)

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      23 months ago from london

      Gratitude , Patricia ... much!

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      Patricia Scott 

      23 months ago from North Central Florida

      One lovely thing about this community here on HP is that we find a way to connect across time and space. What a blessing it is to 'know' you. Once again Angels are headed your way. ps

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      23 months ago from london

      Thank you, Patricia.

      I highly appreciate your words ... your beautiful sentiment.

      Sending the entire family much Love, on this pleasant Sunday here in Kenya.

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      Patricia Scott 

      23 months ago from North Central Florida

      O wow...so very powerfully expressed....and of course I am so deeply humbled by your gesture. You are such a caring and thoughtful person...I am blessed to know you here in this land of writers. Angels are bringing blessings your way this evening ps

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      23 months ago from london

      Thanks Alicia.

      Another fan! Lol. In sincerity, I truly admire you guys and with continued Love for Patricia and her family. Have a great Saturday.

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      Linda Crampton 

      23 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for creating this tribute to Patricia. Her courage, determination, and love for her family are awesome in the true sense of word.

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      23 months ago from london

      Linda L,

      Patricia most certainly have a field of admirers!. Happens when we walk with the One.

      I'm sure she'll be proud of these awesome contributions here.

      My appreciations for this beautful sentiment for Patricia Scott

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      Linda Lum 

      23 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Thank you for writing about Patricia. She is indeed a disciple of Christ and her love and faith shine through in everything that she writes. Despite tremendous challenge and hardship, she clings to her faith and is a wonderful example to us all.

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      23 months ago from london


      Loving wishes and thank you for a heartfelt contribution to the Scotts. Thank you so much!


      I love your setiment! What I wish most for my book is to reach souls who will in turn serve also.

      Patricia is a servant of Love. God is the life-tree and He needs the leaves, branches and fruits, just as much as they need Him. Much gratitude.

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      23 months ago from UpstateWestern,New York

      Patricia and her FAMILY are shining examples of Love, Dedication, Selflessness & Sacrifice. My thoughts & wishes for health, miracles & blessings to them now and always. Peace, Paula

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      Dora Weithers 

      23 months ago from The Caribbean

      Some people exude aspects of God's character so noticeably that it becomes easy to see such virtues in them. You do this in your life and work and you point it out in other people like Patricia. What a noble assignment, and you do it well!

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      23 months ago from london

      Indeed, Marlene.

      She's made it her brand, so to speak and she loves, all right. Very diligent to her duties for both family and God. Thank you so much!

      A very sweet comment Elena. I like that you have noticed much in this Hub. GOD BLESS YOUR LOVING SPIRIT!

      God bless the English football Club. I'll be home soon. Come 3rd July, 2018 by His Grace. Gratitude ... much!

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      23 months ago from USA

      What a beautiful tribute to a woman who knows the true meaning of love and sacrifice. I just love it when she reminds me that angels are coming my way.

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      23 months ago from London, UK

      Very beautiful to read. Your words radiate light and warmth. Like Angels whisper into your ears, when you write :-)

      I liked the meaning of Sacrifice, that you did vertically. Thanks for sharing the video too. Haven't heard it for a while.

      Have a lovely weekend.

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      23 months ago from london

      Indeed Eric.

      The Scotts are pretty versed with prayers themselves.

      Covering in Love. I like that. Let us pray that they continue to be covered and showered in the Love of Christ Jesus. Peace.

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      Eric Dierker 

      23 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Prayers of gratitude for you friend and prayers of covering in love for the Scotts.

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      23 months ago from london

      Thank you, Chitrangada.

      Much appreciations and gratitude for your nice comments about Patricia Scott.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      A beautiful and fitting tribute to a deserving soul, Patricia Scott!

      I have known her, since I joined HP. What a wonderful poem to compliment her!

      I love the way, she sends angels to everyone.

      Appreciate you for sharing this to honour her with family.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      23 months ago from london

      Very, very sweet Bill.

      Sweet indeed!! Gratitude.

      Ah Peggy. You noticed. My deepest appreciations for another fine sentiment. Peace.

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      Bill Holland 

      23 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I have known PS for quite a few years now. I've laughed with her and cried with you. She is a beautiful human being, and her family is an extension of her beauty. Thank you for writing about her.

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      Peggy Woods 

      23 months ago from Houston, Texas

      You have showcased a woman named Patricia Scott who has a beautiful spirit and soul. She has experienced much distress and sadness in life and yet her faith and love of family and of her God sustain her. In the "Arms of an Angel" was the perfect video/song to end your piece for people who know Patricia. She is always sending wishes that people be surrounded by angels. Nice job on this one!

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      23 months ago from london

      So sweet of you, Mary.

      Really appreciate this. On behalf of Patricia and family, I also, would like to offer you my Heart of respect. Gratitude.

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      Mary Norton 

      23 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is so beautiful. Self sacrifice is a virtue we are losing much of and Patricia has shown us its value. Fortitude and resilience. Thank you Manatita.


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