The law of karma

In my harboring arms, many streams

Of thoughts land down from far and near.

As I lie down on my jute hammock,

With an insatiable thirst for knowledge,

I look at the waxing and waning moon

While the fidgety squirrels look

At the cattle droppings, awe-struck.

I think of the evil doers

And the evil times we are living in.

While bombardments swirl uncontrollably

In a kaleidoscope in my troubled mind,

I think of the world impoverished

Of its great political and religious leaders

And how we are sinking slowly

In the quick sands of illusion.

Man has gained everything, so rich

And yet, deep inside the heart, so poor.

The wisdom of ancient men gone with the wind,

The elemental understanding of life

Washed away with the floods

While what goes around

Sends cold shivers down the spine.

And yet, little does humanity realize

That we alone are responsible for

Our resistance, our revolt, our defeat

And the raging storm of life around us.

Each action has a reaction, goes the saying.

And every action that we do,

Be it a smile, a thought, a deed,

All help to either create beauty

As vibrant as the colors of Spring

Or create the dull sultry ugliness

Which sucks us all in its abyss.

Life is all about karma,

Be it individual or collective.

Nobody can escape the law of karma.

Let man decide about what should be done

To establish the glorious days

For it is never too late to awake.

pramila khadun

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About pramilakhadun

I am the holder of a Bsc degree in Food and Nutrition from S.N.D.T University,Pune,India.Have taught this subject in a private institution for almost thirty-five years.Currently, I am retired and travel alot with my husband Raj, daughters Dr Rajnee and Priyum and son Airline Captain.Had my first book of poetry published by Minerva press, London and other two in Mauritius.More coming soon.I love poetry and enjoy reading poems of poets across the world and I feel Destiny Poets is the right place for me.

5 thoughts on “The law of karma

  1. amitapaul

    Wrong systems have to be corrected. We cannot shy away from collective responsibility or give way to despair . Helplessness is an illusion .
    A poem that takes on all the most important issues at once .


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