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When I am Gone, Remember me. To Laila K, by Manatita


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


When I am gone, remember me.

No. Not because I saw in you the Light of my Beloved.

No. Not because of the sweet inspirations,

Whispering through the magnificence of our Souls.

I have made a covenant in the sanctuary of thy heart.

My breath, like the grace-like enchantment of a ballerina,

Floats effortlessly in the ether, and yet,

Remember me not for these things.

I have sung songs in your Spirit,

Woven a magical tapestry of the heavens;

My words a lover’s paradise in the celestial spheres.

Remember me not for these things.


You will find me, in the supernal beauty of a glorious dawn;

The fluttering of your heart, when, like twinkling stars,

I waltz through the constellations.

Yes. Your eyes will sparkle at the wonder of the firmament,

And say: “This too, is Him.”

For out of the frailty and infirmity of this bodily temple,

Was squeezed the last ounce of splendour.

When I am gone remember me.

I will be in the delicacy of the snowflakes on a winter’s morn;

The purity and innocence of a child’s smile,

And the sweet cadences of Cosmic Light.

I will be in the radiance of your sunset,

And in the sand pebbles, you will find my gems.

The greatness of the horizon’s edge,

Will give you a sweet and tingling inner glow,

And you will know that we are meant to BE.

When I am gone remember me, remember me …

-Manatita (Bard of Solace) 26th July, 2014. Copyrighted.

A Heavenly Inspiration

Beauty in all things


manatita44 (author) from london on January 17, 2021:

Hi Toni,

Welcome here! This is an old one. I have several on passing and the afterlife! Thank you so much!

Toni Newton from Barbados, W.I. on January 17, 2021:

Oh my word! This is so beautifully expressed. Bless you kind man.

manatita44 (author) from london on March 30, 2020:

You see? I thought you were right!

About this Hub, it is interesting that you found the one about 'passing.' Haha. I have a few like that and they all say nice things. So many of us humans are afraid right now.

I want to turn this particular poem into a requiem to be sung at the graveside. So if you are a composer/Pianist or know someone who wants to take on this task, then do let me know.

With thanks for your fine sentiment.

Reynold Jay from Saginaw, Michigan on March 30, 2020:

Inspiring as one could ever hope! Well done Manatita! Good news occurring at this very moment and reported in my recent Hub, President has ordered 30 million life saving drugs to be distributed immediately!

manatita44 (author) from london on September 13, 2018:

Ah, Rajan.

You chose one of my very special poems. Awesome!


Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on September 13, 2018:

Exquisite! It's Divine grace that is flowing here.

manatita44 (author) from london on January 22, 2016:

Thank you, my loving sister. Higher blessings this weekend and continuing ...

Deborah Reno from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD on January 22, 2016:



manatita44 (author) from london on October 12, 2015:

See, Ode to Music. It is just above this one you read. Then look for Ode to the Eternal Flame. so you see, I have satisfied both your wishes. Much Love.

manatita44 (author) from london on October 12, 2015:

Actually, I did, my Sweet. Let me look for it. I'll come back here.

Surabhi Kaura on October 11, 2015:

How sweet... how sweet... how sweet! No words to express the beauty of this poem. Flawless... pure... serene... melodious. I'm in shortage of words. This is my favourite so far!! How about write a poem on music? :)

manatita44 (author) from london on January 25, 2015:

Thanks Stephen.

You seem new here and yet you understand my poems. How beautiful! It is 0100 hrs in the UK. I will definitely read your poem but do so later today. Higher blessings.

Stephen E. Monday from 113 Colette Drive - Monroe, Louisiana on January 25, 2015:


Your eloquence is profound yet discernible. Your words flow as a cascading waterfall - bathed in a natural rainbow of realism. I have just published a poem I wrote (New Hub page) titled; "The Seven Spirits."

The first line is straight of Revelations - the rest of it comes from simply knowing Gods Word the KJV.

Speak to you later brother.


Stephen Monday

manatita44 (author) from london on November 09, 2014:

My Pleasure, Mrs Browns. Good to know you and thanks for your kind sentiments. In Love and Harmony.

MrsBrownsParlour on November 08, 2014:

This poem has a heartfelt ethereal beauty. I'm glad to have read it and thank you for connecting with me. :-)

Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on September 09, 2014:

It was my pleasure!

manatita44 (author) from london on September 08, 2014:

Yes, I understand my Dear Friend.

Dear Nellieanna,

We do miss them, especially if they were close to us or Friends of great worth. This certain inevitability affects us, yes. Loving thoughts to all those dear friends in heaven and beyond. Glad you came here, though. Love and Light.

Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on September 08, 2014:

Wonderful writing and spiritual inspiration! I love it. Thank you for directing me here! The illustrations do much to emphasize the message, too. The video is glorious!

Too many of my loved ones have gone on and several fairly recently. One can't help but feel deprived, but then - one knows they're still real.

manatita44 (author) from london on August 02, 2014:

Thank you, Deb. Many Higher blessings this weekend.

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on August 01, 2014:

Being remembered is very important in this time. It shows that you have character.

manatita44 (author) from london on July 31, 2014:

My empathies, Nadine.

Use the meditative video when you can; listen for about 5 mins. It's designed to inspire. So glad this poem helped you. Thank you for your loving contribution.

Thanks Michelle. You are not so bad yourself. Thanks a lot for your loving sentiment.

Michelle Liew from Singapore on July 31, 2014:

Comforting, most comforting, Manatita.

Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on July 31, 2014:

Very moving. Thank you for sharing this poem when I needed to read it.

manatita44 (author) from london on July 30, 2014:

Audrey, I thank you so much! This is a wonderfully kind sentiment! Peace.

Darknlovely - welcome! So glad to have you here and to receive your contribution. Thank you so much!

Phyllis, I really appreciate this, coming from you. You are such a lovely poet! God bless.

Roshal, I thank you. Good to see you and welcome here. I appreciate this loving contribution. Shalom.

Jamie, my Friend,

Thank you so much! Loving wishes to the family.

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on July 30, 2014:

You have brought me joy this evening. Thank you for the music and the word. Jamie

roshall from Ohio on July 30, 2014:

Perfectly done.

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on July 30, 2014:

Manatita, I cannot think of any more beautiful words to describe your poem and your inner beauty than Heavenly and Blissfully profound.

Annie from NewYork on July 30, 2014:

nice work

Audrey Howitt from California on July 30, 2014:

Beautiful, beautiful work!

manatita44 (author) from london on July 28, 2014:

Thanks Gypsy Rose Lee,

I'm very happy to hear that you share. Thanks again for your continuous contributions. Much peace.

Victor, am always delighted by your loving contributions. Thank you so much!

Victor W. Kwok from Hawaii on July 28, 2014:

This is really amazing poetry, Manatita. Bravo!

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on July 28, 2014:

Voted up and awesome. This is just lovely. God bless. Passing this on.

manatita44 on July 28, 2014:


In the Bible, I like it when Christ speaks or St. Paul's or David .. The books of the Saints will always give you a different slant and they are mostly free of myths and embellishments. Hence their usefulness to many. Theresa of Avila, John of the Cross ... there are so many!

I will check out the book soon. A little tired now and I will be reciting tonight, God's Grace.

Doris H. Dancy from Yorktown, Virginia on July 28, 2014:

Manatita, I will try to find your friend MsDora and read some of her writings. Maybe we can connect as you recommend.

I think Hub Pages is outstanding for allowing so many diverse ideas and topics. I have met a few people here, you being the ultimate, that have inspired me to write more and be more in tune with what Our Lord wants from me. He has opened so many doors for me since the writing of Jagged Edges which I had no intention of writing. However, since its publication, I have discovered so many people with flawed relationships, and I think my novel speaks to how to solve some of the problems and things NOT to do if you profess your love to another. I have been invited to speak a lot about God and how He intends our relationships to be. I now have a radio program where I am able to speak about a lot of things that God wants for us. One of my most popular topics has been on Forgiveness. Have you written anything on that topic?

I see you have given me a Summer Reading List. (smile) We will see what we can do with it. I have to maintain my sanity, and you have warned me as such. (smile)

So you are a "true romantic" are you? Well, I think you might enjoy Jagged Edges especially since it is written for the most part from a man's point of view. Don't ask me how I pulled off that little surprise. Additionally, for your comfort and information, I have tried VERY HARD to have a VERY CLEAN romance so I think you'll be ok. (smile) Go to Amazon and tell me what you think if you can get through the first three chapters. (Laughing)

You take care, (as you would say) Beloved. (smiles all day long)

manatita44 (author) from london on July 27, 2014:

Noble and traditional. You may like my friend MsDora here on Hub Pages. How wonderful it will be if we listen to your advice! The advent of the computer has served as a catalyst to expose our penchant for 'different stuff', and yes, 21st Century ways are quite common.

There is a real need for our presence here: opportunity to inspire or elevate the Consciousness (Spirit), the only way to heal the Form.

Yes, Here And Now is a great topic. I'm glad that you wish to use it. The great French Savant, Pere Jean De Cassaude speaks of The Sacrament of The Present Moment, and more modern motivators and men of God speaks of the Eternal Now or The Here And Now. Echart Tolle uses it a lot in his writings.

I would like to recommend some books to you: The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Laurence; The Imitation of Christ, a true spiritual classic by Tomas A Kempis and At The Feet of The Master by Saddhu Sundar Singh. All on Amazon. Enough for now. You will grow crazy! (smile)

Still, pursuing God requires a denial of self and an opening up to Self in all its glory. The right books will help you.

Finally, I'm a true romantic and always have been. It's just that now I have become more prudent and as I practice celibacy, I am more careful with words and pictures. You will know that they are very powerful. Still, three chapters does not sound too stretching, and I won't mind as it's you. Much peace. ceeccil@hotmail.com

p.s. Maybe I'll write a piece about music. It is the language of the Soul.

Doris H. Dancy from Yorktown, Virginia on July 27, 2014:

Sorry I confused you...I am mostly talking about the Musical Rapture video. The images were so powerful. Of course I love the poem "When I Am Gone, Remember Me." That almost goes without saying, but this video left me speechless. When I spoke of research, I was talking about the way you search and always find the exact songs, videos, and pictures to match your poetry so perfectly. I am still listening to "Here and Now "and plan to use that concept in a speech that I am preparing for a conference in August.

I ordered your book, but it has not come yet. I can't wait to read it. I don't have a lot of time, but I will make time for that. I also read the comments about your book that are posted on the Amazon site.

I'm not so sure you will like Jagged Edges because it is a Christian romance. A lot of men stay away from that subject. HaHa It is on Amazon and you can read the first three chapters for free, but that is up to you. My major goal in the novel is to show the devastation of betrayal and why it is so important to be honest with the people you profess to love. I also attempt to get the message across of how important it is to know someone first before being intimate and delving into things that might be too much too soon. I believe that God has the perfect partner for everyone if you have the patience to wait for His direction. When we rush into relationships too quickly, we set ourselves up for heartache. The title comes from the way people depict a broken heart. It's usually in two pieces with jagged edges.

manatita44 (author) from london on July 27, 2014:

I am happy, Laila, that you seem more frequent. This dedication is also special to me. So thankful for your loving and heartfelt contribution!

You show a very wise and profound understanding of my work, but I am not really surprised. I feel your inner beauty. God speed!

LailaK from Atlanta, Georgia on July 27, 2014:

Manatita, my thoughts cannot fathom the beauty of your writing! And the music video was breathtaking! I felt like it took me to a different place. And having my name written on the title of your hub blew me away! Thank you! Thank you for everything! I really appreciate your words and the fact that this poem was written to me is even a greater honor. May God bless you with His grace and mercy. Peace :D

manatita44 (author) from london on July 27, 2014:

Forgive me, my Dear Friend. Are you speaking of When I am Gone ....?

Water is consciousness. Green is new life, aspiration, growth, godliness and stateliness ..

God is ALL IN ALL. I totally agree: Omnipresent; Omniscient and Omnipotent!! Even the very hairs on our heads are numbered!

I will read your book. Would you like to read mines? I can send you the PDF for free. But I must not force you. You need time and it must be something you wish for yourself.

I do not do research, really. I do everything quite fast. But so many people have said nice things that I will agree I have a gift.

Thank you for your invaluable comments and contributions here. God bless your loving heart.

Doris H. Dancy from Yorktown, Virginia on July 27, 2014:

Manatita, I read your poem and watched the video on Friday, but I wanted to wait until I had time to express profoundly my gratitude for the music and the video. Words are totally inadequate for expressing the impact of such a powerful and majestic work of art. I would be totally confounded if a person could watch this and not realize that there is God. I think, of all the images that I saw, the green leaves on the trees had the greatest impact for me. They, to me, symbolized a perfection rarely seen. In the eighth chapter of my novel, Jagged Edges, one of the main characters talks to her boyfriend about God's creations and she uses the example of fractals…how God takes a shape and multiples that same shape a multiplicity of times and I saw that so clearly in the tree leaves. It speaks to the fact that God does NOTHING small. His vastness leaves us almost speechless. He is a BIG GOD and the images that you shared verify that fact. I cannot thank you enough for your research and always bringing just the right poetic words, just the right images, just the right tone and voice to impact so positively our lives. You and your work are touched by the Hand of God.

manatita44 (author) from london on July 27, 2014:

Jonny, thank you so much for your words of wisdom and encouragement, A notable contribution.

Faith - Yes, exquisite to me, too, my beauty. I appreciate your noble sentiment.

Ruby - My heartfelt appreciation. Thank you for this special contribution. Have a great Sunday.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on July 26, 2014:

Dazzeling, Extremely impressive word use. I loved the ' snowflakes on a winter's morn' The video was beautiful and dreamlike. Loved it...

Faith Reaper from southern USA on July 26, 2014:

Exquisite!!! The video and music are so calming and visually beautiful beyond words. Thank you for sharing.

Up +++ and away

Blessings always

jonnycomelately on July 26, 2014:

Manatita, thank you so much for your poetry and for passing on Rapture.

Profound and uplifting as they are designed and destined to be.

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