“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs
“There’s a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone.” – Sylvester Stallone
“There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life — happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained by giving them to someone else.” – Peyton Conway March
“But life inevitably throws us curve balls, unexpected circumstances that remind us to expect the unexpected. I’ve come to understand these curve balls are the beautiful unfolding of both karma and current.” – Carre Otis
“Things don’t just happen in this world of arising and passing away. We don’t live in some kind of crazy, accidental universe. Things happen according to certain laws, laws of nature. Laws such as the law of karma, which teaches us that as a certain seed gets planted, so will that fruit be.” – Sharon Salzberg
“When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel.” – Harold Kushner
Until recently I believed that Karma didn’t exist. But guess what? I was so wrong! Karma tends to hit you when you least expect it. Hello everyone and welcome to another exciting week at Prompt Nights. Tonight, we are going to share our poetic views or perhaps share an experience related closely to Karma. What is Karma? What role has it played in your life? Believe me when I say that every act which we perform is observed and goes not unseen. Some are punished while some are rewarded. It all depends upon the acts we perform. What goes around most certainly comes around. For further inspiration please refer to the two amazing poems below:
by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
We cannot choose our sorrows. One there was
Who, reverent of soul, and strong with trust,
Cried, ‘God, though Thou shouldst bow me to the dust,
Yet will I praise thy everlasting laws.
Beggared, my faith would never halt or pause,
But sing Thy glory, feasting on a crust.
Only one boon, one precious boon I must
Demand of Thee, O opulent great Cause.
Let Love stay with me, constant to the end,
Though fame pass by and poverty pursue.’
With freighted hold her life ship onward sailed;
The world gave wealth, and pleasure, and a friend,
Unmarred by envy, and whose heart was true.
But ere the sun reached midday, Love had failed.
Then from the depths, in bitterness she cried,
‘Hell is on earth, and heaven is but a dream;
And human life a troubled aimless stream;
And God is nowhere. Would God so deride
A loving creature’s faith?’ A voice replied,
‘The stream flows onward to the Source Supreme,
Where things that ARE replace the things that SEEM,
And where the deeds of all past lives abide.
Once at thy door Love languished and was spurned.
Who sorrow plants, must garner sorrow’s sheaf.
No prayers can change the seedling in the sod.
By thine own heart Love’s anguish must be learned.
Pass on, and know, as one made wise by grief,
That in thyself dwells heaven and hell and God.’
I Do Believe In Karma
by by Francis Duggan
And what we do receive from life can often be our due
What goes around does come around as some are known to say
And the time does come when for our sins to Karma we must pay.
I do believe in Karma if we wrong someone in any way
To it for our wrongdoing some price we have to pay
Our sins against others left to Karma to recall
What goes around does come around and that does apply to all.
On the Universal Karma not everyone does believe
That on what we do unto others in turn we do receive
There is a price you have to pay if you do others ill
And if the law does not catch up with you then Karma surely will.
With what goes around always comes around I for one does agree
Though others many others would see it differently
Karma will return to haunt you for any wrongs you’ve done
It is so Universal and is for everyone.
So pick up a pen and lets begin! As always the prompt will remain open the entire week so that everyone can write according to their own pace and time. Those who wish to link old poems are most welcome to do so. Please click on the blue widget below. When it opens be sure to click on “add your link.” Now skip the blanks and proceed directly to “try here” written at the end in small font. It will direct you on how to link your poem. Please visit other Poets and do comment on their poems. Have fun ❤️