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On Grieving, to my Dear, Dearer, Dearest Dora Isaac Weithers


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


This school of life

We walk daily on this winding and very long road of life. We are wayfarers or sojourners and God is the Light ahead of us ... always ahead of us. There's no end to the journey as the Absolute itself wants to enjoy its cosmic game.

Towards this end ... because of His/Her infinite concern, She carries us or allows us to walk, jog and run, according to our receptivity and needs. We will eventually see the promise land, like Martin Luther King Jnr, but Love, in its infinite Mercy, never hurries and allows us to bend the rules with 'limited freedom.' Isn't this beautiful?

Sending Prayers

My Dear, Dearer, Dearest Dee, my utmost commiserations and wishes of God's fortitude, in this your time of challenge.


Grieving is naught but the fire of the soul,

Soothing the Heart in times of pain.
Like the attire we carry daily, it is
A necessary tool in this school of life.

There's no guide to grief -- no
Compass, no maps ... no GPs.
For Love, the Empress of all good,
Is the breath of the tears from whence we came.

- Lantern Carrier


Emily Dickinson's Poetry

If I can stop one heart from breaking
I shall not live in vain
If I can ease one life the aching
Or cool one's pain

Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in Vain.

Emily Dickinson

Wisdom from the Masters

"I am the Light of the world, whosoever follows me, will never walk in darkness, but will have the Light of abundant life: John 8:12 (Holy Bible)

"When you are sorrowful, look again in your Heart and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that, which has been your delight." - Kahlil Gibran



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Rinita Sen on November 04, 2020:

It is nice to see your soothing poems back. I have recently been grieving the loss of a family member myself, so I totally get it. My prayers for Dora.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on November 03, 2020:

Such a beautiful poem. May this comfort Dora in her grief. Dora, we grieve with you.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 03, 2020:

Your poem perfectly describes grieving, and you are correct in writing that there is no guide. There is also no right or wrong way to do it. So sorry to hear of the loss of Dora's good friend and her friend's brother. May she draw comfort in knowing that others care.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on November 03, 2020:

Manatita, I once heard it said that grief is the dark side of loving; if we did not love, we would not grieve. My love to Ms. Dora, and to you for your comforting words.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 03, 2020:

Thank you, my Didi ji. Much appreciated and I'm sure that Dora will read your kind sentiment. Peace.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 03, 2020:

Dora is a wonderful person and grieving is necessary as I have voted. Thank you for seeing addressing the situation with Dora.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 02, 2020:

Thank you, Ann.

Really appreciate your affectionate support and good wishes. Gratitude.

Hi Dee,

So sorry for your loss. A very difficult one for most! Glad I'm able to share in a tiny way. I noticed it came after you writing that inspirational peace. You are in my thoughts and prayers this morning. God's continued Love to the departed.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 02, 2020:

Manatita, thanks from the bottom of my heart. My close friend was hospitalized. The day before his surgery, his only remaining brother died suddenly. My friend had the surgery then died nine days after his brother. We had a double funeral. It was a head spinner! Still painful but your words are soothing and uplifting. Thank you.

Ann Carr from SW England on November 02, 2020:

Beautiful in its writing and its sentiments.

I too send Dora hugs and love.


manatita44 (author) from london on November 02, 2020:

Thank you, Brenda.

We are kindred spirits from the same or similar parts of the globe. Yes, you're so right about grieving! Gratitude.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on November 02, 2020:


This is so thoughtful of you.

She will definitely find comfort in your words.

There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Each person handles it differently.

Sending my prayers & love to you Ms. Dora.

May you find peace in this time of need.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 02, 2020:

Ah, thanks Bill. Appreciated!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 02, 2020:

Beautiful words of comfort, my friend. Sending hugs and HP love to our friend, Dora! May she find peace!

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