“Karma, when properly understood, is just the mechanics through which consciousness manifests.” – Deepak Chopra

Here is a short poem on Karma. 

Karma: This is a powerful word. Seldom do we understand it’s power. The world would be a better place if we took it more seriously. 


A seed is planted knowingly, unknowingly sometimes.
As you pass your deed into obscurity
and walk on your desired paths.

Sudden failure, a loss cometh upon you.
You don’t know who to blame?
pointing fingers every where
Blaming destiny – blaming luck.

Whilst the devils inside you groans and grows.
To counter claims and place revenge to the fore.
You err more, ebb more
and cause more pain.

“Tit for Tat” as you say!! 
So you go around doing your thing, your way.
With all your perceptions, your egos and your might
Consoling yourself “Only the fittest shall survive!

Months, years surrender, but you?
wearing the same attitude on your sleeve
Getting tougher, meaner to the core.
Having lost your innocence eons ago
You a changed man – a changed soul indeed.

“Tit for Tat” is all you say !! 

Your downhill begins and thus your descend.
Universe bringing back some deja vu delights,
Aligning you to your own rhythm

Karma waits to shine.
Karma, Keeping your scores on his mind.
What score? You ask …?

Don’t you remember, Don’t you recall?
why me, what did I do to get this? you ask.
You dropped your innateness and innocence some eons ago
To run in this race

To be amongst the powerful and tough
So why now complain?
Karma is a reverberating echo
from a mountain,

With a boomerang flow.
What you sow only shall you reap.
Karma need not know your address,
It shall soon return and how?

© Preeti S Manaktala

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