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The Lion and the Sheep

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

Wisdom from Sri Chinmoy

"Remain cheerful,
For nothing can pierce through
The solid wall of cheerfulness." -Sri Chinmoy


A Free Verse Sonnet

Born a Lion, I believed myself to be a sheep.

I roamed for millennia, in a desert of delusion,

Enjoying the ignorance of separation.

Bleating! Bleating! My fate seemingly sealed,

I made unusual noises … wandered in a jungle of despair.

Until one day, I heard a roar within a streak of Light,

Felt an inner energy, which broke my chains.

A great lioness chanted my glories,

Holding a magical mirror to my face.

I saw myself, like my fellow comrade,

In the blazing temple of supernal Love.

Re-discovering the voice of my ancestors,

I roared with the power of innumerable lions,

Dancing with the joy of a thousand prodigals.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 29th March 2018



Fear, Cantata One And Two. A Free Verse Sonnet

Shadowy shapes hovered around my apprehension.

A black mist enveloped me,

Spinning my mind in the corridors of darkness.

A seizure of panic took hold, and I felt a mortality,

As helplessness gripped my fragility.

My heart raced like a Mercedes,

And I died one thousand deaths.

Sweet bosom friend, I may not welcome you,

As your uneasy discomfiture, drains my emotions.

Yet you sharpen and preen the Heart,

Erasing its timidity and lack of confidence.

Heightening the instinct and fortitude,

You shine as a beacon for reverential awe,

And I bow and pay homage, to the wonder of Love.

-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 29th March 2018.



Wisdom From Sri Chinmoy

" The determination in your heroic effort,

Will permeate you mind and Heart,

Long after your success or failure has been forgotton." -Sri Chinmoy

The Lion and the Sheep

© 2018 manatita44

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