Karma

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Like blazing fire Karma reduces wood to ashes;
Her voice with indignation bellowing far and wide.
When effects of past deeds reappear in flashes.

Lest we hide behind a pair of rose colored glasses;
Pretend we can’t feel the roaring winds of change.
Like blazing fire Karma reduces wood to ashes.

Her fiery red lips and long golden lashes;
Karma is like a woman cause she never forgets.
When effects of past deeds reappear in flashes.

Her movement may be slow but works as though it’s magic;
Bear outcome of your words – malign malevolent actions.
Like blazing fire Karma reduces wood to ashes.

When moonlight strikes upon tree tops and its branches;
The night brings us a chance to change our circumstances.
Observe effects of past deeds as they reappear in flashes.

Karma tends to be around when the barrier thus collapses;
In a world of burning questions – can we seek our answers
Like blazing fire Karma reduces wood to ashes;
Cause effects of past deeds truly appear in flashes.

 

 

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56 thoughts on “Karma

  1. Jamztoma says:

    Hi Sanaa, I could understand the description of Karma in your poem. But being a person who never gets rewarded for being a saint, I don’t believe in it. But she must be pretty per your descriptions. thanks for the comment on my poem. always positive. I like that!

  2. kaykuala h says:

    Pretend we can’t feel the roaring winds of change.
    When effects of past deeds reappear in flashes.
    Like blazing fire Karma reduces wood to ashes

    It gets frightening when told in no uncertain terms what can happen. Still many are not at all affected and commit sinful acts as a matter of course. Wonderful Villanelle, Sanaa!

    Hank

  3. Old Egg says:

    Like women Karma never forgets, clearly then men should be given some slack for being less than perfect. How is it we always draw the short straw? How can I make up to her at night because I need my sleep! Well you certainly made me laugh with this one Sanaa!

  4. Mary says:

    Sanaa, you have expressed the effects of Karma well, I think….though I personally am not a great believer in the concept. Smiles.

  5. Donna@Living From Happiness says:

    Powerful Sanaa! ‘Like blazing fire Karma reduces wood to ashes’ is so true. It is a lesson I learned when I was young. My mother always instilled in us to be careful what we do because it will come around and bite us eventually if we do not pay attention to ‘When effects of past deeds reappear in flashes.’ I much rather be on the receiving end of karma for good deeds I have done!

  6. Steve King says:

    Karma recycles in your verses the way it always seems to come back to us in life. I hope to feel the impact of the good kind as often as I’ve felt the sting of the other!
    Steve K.

    • Sanaa says:

      Hello Audrey,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

      PS: It’s quite alright πŸ™‚

  7. Bjorn says:

    I think more than anything it’s the belief in karma that consumes.. it’s the brother to jealousy and there is something dangerous burning when waiting for it.. nice job on the Villanelle.

  8. Melinda Kucsera says:

    A beautiful poem, you write poems the way I wish could with such lyric prowess and no need to rely on form. I love the comparison between fire and karma. I’m very glad I found your site. I was trying to find it after your thoughtful comment but clicking the link in the comments brought me to Facebook.

  9. Vinay Leo R. says:

    The first line of the poem is quite powerful, and pushes to read further, to lines like –

    Lest we hide behind a pair of rose colored glasses;
    Pretend we can’t feel the roaring winds of change.

    Yes, to view life from behind rose colored glass, sometimes or most times, doesn’t help.

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