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On Sacrifice and Eloquence. A Loving Dedication to Mothers


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

Soaring eagle

Soaring eagle

Lipped Eloquence

The day I tasted the eloquence of words,

I was mesmerised by the ambience of their character.

Soaring, like an eagle on silvery wings,

I saw them dancing in the firmament, their smiles

And laughter, filling the air with sweetest joy.

At nights, I kiss the lapis lazuli, of an enchanting moonlight;

Spring heralds sunrise, caressing the beauty of my dreams.

Daybreak summons the sweet lamp of my Heart,

Scribbling verses to the sublimity of Love.

King David’s psalms whispers softly, the melody

Of the sparrow in my core; my Spirit melts,

Bathing in the beatitudes of the one called Christ.

My tongue becomes an artiste, painting love-songs to my lips,

Whose wine echoes, the drunken sweetness of the soul.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 8th May, 2019

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~


Mother's Sacrifice

Naked and alone in this field of struggle,

They ascend on the wings of forbearance and grit.

Their sweet concern and empathy,

Flies on the septer’d wings of excellence.

Burning their souls on wounded knees,

They pay homage at the feet of sacrifice.

Love responds with Her benevolent mercy,

Removing the veil of loneliness from within.

Come! Sweet Deliverer, Come!

Take them to the crest of wondrous stars.

Their diligence is naught but dauntless courage –

A sweet selflessness for their beloved ones.

Fill them with the unfailing Peace of Heaven,

Cascade their souls, with the red carpet of everlasting Bliss.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 9th May, 2019


Women and Sacrifice

© 2019 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on March 14, 2020:


This is the Poem:

She, a refugee

She, a refugee, jumped of the boat,

Deep down in water up to her long thin neck.

Hands outstretched to the top of her head,

She carries her child, while wading towards the unknown.

Look at her poise, her dignity.

The Light of the Spirit kisses her cheeks,

And the snow-white purity of Kailash,

Will never exude such fortitude.

Steeped in an ocean of endless sacrifice,

She carries her pearl of innocence.

Sitting on a basket of dream-filled hope,

Gazing into the void of the unknowable.

Last night her Heart came weeping,

And Gratitude descended from the Beyond.

Carrying the fuel of an indomitable will;

Burning the fire of selflessness in her core.

It has a different title and is here somewhere. Peace.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 14, 2020:

Sorry, Diane.

I need to remember its name. This poster was first put up with my original poem which reflects what's going on. I will find it for you. Peace.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 14, 2020:

There is actually a poem that goes with this picture. I wrote it, let me have a look.

Diane Denison from Cincinnati Ohio on March 14, 2020:

Manatita44. I saw the movie from India when the mother placed her child above her to save the baby and she died. This is beautiful . I hope you do not mind that I am going to share this one also. I have a feeling I am going to want to share many of them.

manatita44 (author) from london on November 08, 2019:

Great indeed! And good too? So happy to have you on board. Welcome! Gratitude.

Trooly on November 07, 2019:

This reminds me of how great mothers are. I love all the wonderful mothers out there.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 18, 2019:

Thank you Dee.

Drop you a line soon. Appreciates the loving comments. -Lantern

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 18, 2019:

Two beautiful tributes to words and to mothers, and you express much love to both in your work. Touching!

manatita44 (author) from london on May 13, 2019:

We are similar, bro. If you are talking of Mother's sacrifice, then yes, this is very meaningful to me. Peace.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on May 13, 2019:

Came back. This concept means much to me.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 13, 2019:

You are good! Like mother Like daughter.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on May 13, 2019:

Like mother, like son?

manatita44 (author) from london on May 13, 2019:

Kama mama, kama binti. (Kiswahili)

You can guess what this means while I send you the picture. Love.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on May 13, 2019:

Yep. She'll be 81 next month. She's very active in her garden club and in her own garden. The woman doesn't stop! She's constantly on the move, which is what keeps her so young.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 13, 2019:

Ah Shauna. She's 80?

Good health and abundance to her beautiful Spirit.

Thank You Sean. Appreciated.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on May 13, 2019:

Manatita, this is a beautiful tribute to mothers and all they do for and share with us. I'm fortunate to still have my mom with me. I thank God for her every day.

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on May 11, 2019:

"Mother" is one of the names of God! You said it all in harmony, the one a mother deserves! Thank you, my brother!

Gratitude for all mothers of all worlds!


manatita44 (author) from london on May 11, 2019:

Yes... yes … Bro. Eloquence in beauty … beauty in eloquence, dignity and respect. Thank you so much!!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on May 11, 2019:

Manatita I am clearing my head lest it may be puffed up. Eloquence is perfect of Moms description. So thanks for this in my meditations.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 11, 2019:

Appreciated, Alicia. They come from my spiritual intuition... my inner need to create art. Respect for this coming Sunday. More tomorrow, inshal'lah.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 10, 2019:

You have a wonderful ability to create vivid imagery in your poetry, Manatita. Thank you for this lovely tribute to mothers.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 10, 2019:

Yes, Perfect, Mrs LL.

I say all this in different ways here, a lot of the times. I have tremendous respect for mothers. They say that early spiritual teachers, did not accept women. I do not know if they found them too attached to earth, but Christ did and Buddha did also, beginning with his own wife, whom he abandoned in the Palace, when he became a monastic and went in search of God.

Roman Catholicism is similar, but after the Buddha became enlightened, his Consciousness was transformed and so he accepted women. You are God's salt of the earth. Ha ha. (Whatever that means)

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on May 09, 2019:

Mothers are I believe another one of the "1st responders." Like police, firefighters, paramedics, and the military they act on instinct with no regard for self. They are tireless but weary, act fearlessly although at times filled with dread, and give when their reservoir of strength is empty.

manatita44 (author) from london on May 09, 2019:

Hi Mary.

Yes. Woven with beauty since you say so. Ha ha. I will probably do one or rather another for Mother's Day on Sunday. Mothers are so special to me!


Yes, they are incredible and we the loved ones don't always tell them enough how much we love them. Keep dancing Bro. Peace.

Ruby, yes. A touching one. I love the woman singing Amazing Grace and the refugee mom carrying her baby on her head. What fortitude! What resilience and patience! She's up to her neck in water, yet she seems unfazed. Incredible!

Yes Bill, I did do a tribute on your story. Another incredible one. We have so much to be thankful for! What a true statement! Good to see you and gratitude to that woman/mother for adopting a 'blind' child.

Yes Jason,

That means that she was extra special. Selfless, like my mom too. Peace and Gratitude.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on May 09, 2019:

So apt a tribute for Mother's Day. Often, we don't appreciate enough when we have our mothers around. I just love these words, "the lapis lazuli, of an enchanting moonlight".

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on May 09, 2019:

Count me in brother and give me a front row seat. Hallelujah and Amen. Even my young son's mother mother's me. Yahoo and praise to all of them. I feel like dancing.

Well by golly I just did. The O'le Square step ball room style with mom in my arms like she taught me. My love may have been given the seed by God but golly dickens mom planted it.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 09, 2019:

This is so beautiful, my eyes misty.

Jason Behm from Cebu, Philippines on May 09, 2019:

It is perfect and timely dedication to all the mothers this upcoming Mother's day. It reminds me of the selfless and immeasureable love of a mother. I suddenly miss my mother who is now in heaven.

A great poem as always brother!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 09, 2019:

I shudder to think how I would have turned out without the love of my adopted mother. She taught me about love.

As do you!

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