Walking in my flower garden
I saw a tall imposing figure
and asked who he might be
and was surprised to hear Karma.
I asked Karma my question
why oh why does my life
seem filled to overflowing with
such trouble and trials and injustice?
Silly foolish girl, of course
you know in this universe
there is the rule of threefold
that guides your life experiences.
But nobody had ever
mentioned a rule of threefold
and I begged of him please
to explain this principle.
Very simply he stated
that whatever you send
out shall return to
you three times as much.
The good and sweet shall
be rewarded with so much
more goodness entering
their lives as is deserving.
The one who is mean in
spirit, petty and wicked
will be punished with
more of their own flaws.
I don’t understand, I proclaimed!
There must be a mistake! I try to
be kind to others and work hard
and be good to people and animals.
What have I done to deserve
such demeaning treatment
by those around me at work?
Surely, I’m deserving of good.
Think back, he replied with a grin,
beyond what typically your human
brain could possibly remember~
think through time and space.
Back to another lifetime I thought,
and it became crystal clear~
I had been myself a mysigonistic
tryant treating all unfairly.
At least that must have been the case.
No hope in the here and now.
I can only look forward to next time around.
But surely my lesson has already been learned.
Threefold, my child, threefold
is the rule and to it the Universe
must adhere. Continue your path
and reap the rewards next time around.
While this might not be good poetry, it is possibly cathartic on this Friday afternoon. Really, when the challenge is thrown out to show two different perspectives, what else could I do? Be sure to visit Real Toads for better examples of poems with opposing viewpoints.