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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Comments

  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!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello James,

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

  2. I particularly like the sneaky cause and effects hiding in this stanza:
    “Karma is like a woman cause she never forgets.
    When effects of past deeds reappear in flashes.”

    πŸ™‚ Fun prompt, Sanaa! Thank you!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello De Jackson,

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

  3. 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

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Hank,

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

  4. gillena says:

    Karma here move in a circular motion, nice write Sanaa, and a quite stimulating prompt this week too.

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gillena,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  5. Sumana Roy says:

    beautifully described Sanaa…”Like blazing fire Karma reduces wood to ashes.” my favorite line..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sumana,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  6. nice write and interesting theme..
    πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gazal,

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

  7. Jae Rose says:

    Delicious imagery and repetition – true enough that some women certainly find it hard to forget!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Jae Rose,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  8. 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!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Old Egg,

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

  9. 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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  10. Karma does consume, digest and remembers… And she get hers, every time. β™₯

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Magaly,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  11. 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!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Donna,

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

  12. dsnake1 says:

    I liked the repetition of the lines, very effective in this poem.
    yes, karma is slow, and never forgets, and it will come back. πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Dsnake,

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

  13. You have captured well those flashes of past events that beleaguered us. Well written, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  14. Debi says:

    I agree with Sumana “Like blazing fire Karma reduces wood to ashes.” great line..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Debi,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  15. Tatius says:

    Karma is surely not something to mess with, nice descriptive poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Tatius,

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

  16. 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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Steve,

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

  17. What a powerful write Sanaa! It is a recital week and so I just couldn’t get anything up for prompt nights this week–but so glad to read a bit this morning!

    1. 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™‚

  18. 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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bjorn,

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

  19. Myrna says:

    Cause and effect. Karma is unforgiving. Love your poem Sanaa. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Myrna,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  20. kanzensakura says:

    Wonderful villanelle. Not much on the belief of karma but do like your description of it!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Toni,

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

  21. Elizabeth says:

    Lovely use of the form. People so often forget that Karma brings both good and bad eventualities,

    Elizabeth

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Elizabeth,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  22. oh, karma. it is the makeup of the universe

    gracias

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Marco,

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

  23. Karma has great patience too! Very good poem filled with that justice worth waiting for.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Carol,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  24. annell4 says:

    A wonderful poem, you did a great job!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Annell,

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

  25. I am very glad that effects of past deeds appear only in flashes. More than a flash would be overwhelming.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello MMT,

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

  26. 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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Melinda,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  27. The form becomes powerful in your hands, and I think your choice of rhyme – the repetition of ‘ashes’ – has much to do with this.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Rosemary,

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

  28. 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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Vinay,

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

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