Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.
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"Angelic in smiles; sacrifice in her Heart and selflessness in her soul of beauty." - Manatita
The Spirit of my Mother
Today she wore no masks, just natural
Beauty, spinning, spinning from a Heart
Of towering Love. I washed her hair, those
Grey strands reminding me of the silvery moon;
Of endurance, fortitude; of the many years of struggle.
Her eyes, the seat of the soul, spoke of an
Empress of great resilience, concern and self-
Giving, amidst almost impossible odds.
The glazed stain of the cataracts was still there,
Memories of a dark wine called diabetes that attacked
Her brain; her Islets of Langerhans, made her legs
Like dark clouds, reeling from the ails of neuropathy.
I washed her face, her sturdy hands and neck.
They showed signs of a Queen who was born
To bear, to love; to pay a heavy price for loving.
Her face was dignified, filled with the majesty of an
Empress who bore life’s challenges without complaint.
Yet the numerous invisible scars she carried were still
There, her merits waiting to be read in Paradise,
For unstoppable and speechless deeds, of one
Who gave so much; yet asked for so little.
Her palm and fingers carried the marks of diligence,
Of sheer hard work, as did her bosom, shielding the
Immaculate and curvaceous mammary glands, that
Served to offer all to her seven wonderful children.
There they lay, still dignified with age, stately, as the stretch-
Marks on her waistline; the glint of heaven which still shone
In her eyes, her cheeks and glistening smile, of constant
Laughter in the face of heavy, and almost unbearable odds.
I offered her the soap and flannel. She still had
The gift of being able to use her left hand, and
‘Though she did not speak, it was important to me
To maintain her self-esteem, respect and decorum,
As she washed her middle beneath the sheets.
This was a woman who lived for us, like the cosmos
To Mother Gaia, her golden tears - like rain - nourishing
Our roots; her smile and service --a radiant sunshine,
Feeding our petals and blossoms with candescent delight.
I washed the rest of her body, knowing that the Spirit
Of her fire was with me; with us, that the dust
Of her life would linger, long after she was gone, still
Paving our diamond paths, for much brighter tomorrows.
O Light, my awakening Light, You that adorn the
Core of my mother’s soul with Your magnificence, Come!
Jai T’aime. Yo te quiero, mi querida madre.
Nakupenda mama, medoh wo papapa. Ai!
-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 4th June, 2021.
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"A purity-white Heart, she was and a life of selfless service." - Manatita
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