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Triumph of the Soul

As I wandered alone without a task
All around me wild flowers sprang forth
My face a sad contorted mask

Of emotionless strife since birth
My eyelids closed against the day
Enjoying the fall of darkness on my Earth

The sun tried to spread its ray
The sweet smelling fruit kissed my head
As beneath the mighty mango tree I lay

The deep red scars on my heart fled
When a strange melody on my fancy grew
And the balm of stillness on my limbs spread

An unknown peace I soon knew
When the leaves danced with the breeze
The shadows of my life I threw

The butterflies and the bees
On me did comfort heap
That amazingly I found under this tree

My shallow life and forgotten sleep
This wilderness made new
With pleasure my heart started to weep

The grave cares now seemed so few
My life found a new definition
And into the azure sky my soul flew


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Awaiting Admittance Haiku

a gentle dew drop
slides softly down the petal
awaits admittance


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Temptation

Do not tempt me so with this life
I have left all behind
It was too much to be a perfect wife

It had become one big strife
The stone wheel in which my soul did grind
Do not tempt me so with this life

Amongst these mountains I do not strive
No chains are here that could bind
It was too much to be a perfect wife

Idle life, why do I yearn for a busy hive
I have left behind mankind
Do not tempt me so with this life

My raging mind in tranquil pool did dive
Peace and enchantment here combined
It was too much to be a perfect wife

My soul seems dead not alive
Oh why did I leave behind mankind
Do not tempt me so with this life
It was too much to be a perfect wife


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Limitless Love

As she walked thru limitless pain
Her body contorted and old
She ached for his divine grace
And freedom from binding chains
Her soul clearly broken
Into tiny glittering points
And dark night enticingly beckoned
To pass into limitless sky
And as day blurred into dusk
Her soul took its flight
Among the burning starry way
She at last found what she lacked
A limitless ocean of love and peace
That He held in his arms

03/05/2011

For Paula’s ‘Limitless’ contest


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Angel Of Mercy

O’ Angel of mercy
Wait
Do not take her away yet
Tarry a while
Wait a while
Her body is still warm
Her soul still lingering
    I have to say
    A million things
    I have to show her
    A million dreams
O’ Angel of mercy
Stay a while
Wait a while
    She has yet to hug me
    She has yet to love me
    Her hand on my head
    Her breath on my cheek
O’ Angel of mercy
Tarry a while
Wait a while
    My heart cries
    For her warmth
    My life cries
    For her strength
O’ Angel of mercy
Stay a while 
Wait a while
    Her immense love
    Which gathered
    Me to her
    Is yet to be felt
O’ Angel of mercy
Tarry a while
Wait a while
    Give me a chance
    O’ Angel of mercy
    Give me a chance.

By-Tahera Mannan
Contest-Your Darkest Hour
Sponsored by-Ryland Matthews


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Winter's Blanket

The winter Queen has arrived
Silent and soft and slow and divine
Slowly thru icy breath she whispers
As her silver garments open wide
Miracles appear swirling free
As tiny angels dancing above
Softly drifting to the ground
On the wall and rooftops
Window ledges and branches bare
Tiny crystal flowers bloom
As she spreads her blanket around
Tinkling and glittering they enter
Frigid human lonely hearts
And like wild butterflies
The warmth flutter again
As each flake a beautiful dream weave
In the white tapestry of life


08/11/12
By Tahera Mannan


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A Piece of Heaven

Silent midnight, crescent moon overhead
Molten silver shimmered on dewy grass
Tender jasmine and vibrant marigold
Danced with the gentle breeze
As softly it caressed my sleepy cheeks
Resting on his warm loving shoulder
10/09/2011

By Tahera Mannan
For Constance’s “ Six Lines Of Poetry, Please” contest


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Life Renewed

white tips stretch in prayers
blessings flow down in soft streams
life slowly renewed

19/07/2011


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Angel Dust

The dewy morning’s pink dawn
When the doe with her new born fawn
Steps out of the glen
Dancing to the song of the wren
Then angel dust is seen

When the baby girl in her sweet sleep
Smiles with pretty dimples so deep
Fills tenderness in the mother’s eyes
As she wistfully looks at the skies
Then angel dust is seen

When the old lady around the corner
Warms her hands on the tin burner
And a passerby around her gently places
A warm shawl with soft laces
Then angel dust is seen

When life becomes hard and dark
There are no new songs from the lark
Trials and heartbreak knock at the door
And every day is a heavy chore
Then angel dust is seen

It whispers softly with the breeze
And settles on those weak and dry trees
Magic gently plays on the heart strings
A harbinger of gentle springs
Angel dust is seen

09/10/12
By- Tahera Mannan



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The Message in the Balloon

I caught myself this blue balloon
Flying adrift and among trees
Laughing I untied it from its string
And ran in happiness at top speed
The balloon unknowingly deflated
And hung limp from my fingers
Sadly I touched its shiny surface
Feeling a lump in its heart
As my fingers explored its very life
A tiny paper note it unveiled
And on it were the words of a little child
Asking her daddy to come back
As I sat on my bed at night
And looked out to the starry sky
My eyes closed and a prayer went up
For daddy to come to his waiting child
For daddy to come to his waiting child

20/07/2011

By Tahera Mannan
For Francine’s ‘Happiness is a balloon’ contest


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