The Law of Karma: Poetry of Life

Updated on July 7, 2020
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A creative writer at heart, Janis was first published at age 11. Most of her poems express core issues of love, loss, trauma, and healing.

Phenomenal Cause and Effect of Water

As water ripples, it causes a series of waves, moving one into the next. We know not when, nor how, it ultimately lands.
As water ripples, it causes a series of waves, moving one into the next. We know not when, nor how, it ultimately lands. | Source

"Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment."

~ Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

A Poem About Karma

Karma Waits


Once activated, it stills, yet ticks

Looming in its steadiness

Hovering like distant clouds, not to dissipate

No . . . karma waits, ready to pounce without warning

Unexpected entrance into incomplete circles of deeds

Like rippling waves reciprocating movement

Karmic energy boomerangs on its own clock

From one space in time to the next

Landing lessons on give and take

Delivered with pinpoint accuracy

Changing a life's course, for better or for worse

Completing its inevitable rotation

Ah, karma. Never disappoints. Just wait ~ and see.


JLE 2020

Karma has no set time to arrive. But it will eventually appear when the time comes.
Karma has no set time to arrive. But it will eventually appear when the time comes. | Source

"This is your karma. You do not understand now, but you will understand later. The source of pain is within your own larger expression of being."

~ H.Raven Rose, Shadow Selves: Double Happiness

Mindah-Lee Kumar Explains Karma Basics

© 2020 Janis Leslie Evans

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    • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

      Janis Leslie Evans 

      3 months ago from Washington, DC

      Glad you liked it, Anupam. Thanks for reading.

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      Anupam Mitu 

      3 months ago from MUMBAI

      Wonderful Janis.

      So inspirational, especially for the ones who lose hope assuming that they are no getting the results for their deeds.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      6 months ago from Washington, DC

      Great comment, Brenda. You're welcome. Thank you for stopping by.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      6 months ago from Washington Court House

      Nicely penned.

      Karma is like a guarantee...no warranty needed.

      Thanks for sharing.

    • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

      Janis Leslie Evans 

      6 months ago from Washington, DC

      I agree! I thought I wouldn't watch the entire video in one sitting but she really draws you in. I was impressed by her concise presentation. I found it very informative.

    • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

      Janis Leslie Evans 

      6 months ago from Washington, DC

      Hi Donna. Thank you very much, glad you liked it. Many blessings to you as well.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      6 months ago from Washington, DC

      I appreciate that, manatita. Thanks for your comments and visit.

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      manatita44 

      6 months ago from london

      I forget to mention that I saw the entire video. A long one, but the woman is so sweet and explains quite well from a Buddhist perspective.

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      Donna Rayne 

      6 months ago from Greenwood, In

      Very nice poem Janice, Thank you for sharing it! I look forward to more poems from you!

      Blessings,

      Donna Rayne

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      manatita44 

      6 months ago from london

      Thanks Janice. Covered well. Useful and encouraging. Peace.

    • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

      Janis Leslie Evans 

      6 months ago from Washington, DC

      Oh, Lorna, very nice of you to make such a lovely comment. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for your visit.

    • janshares profile imageAUTHOR

      Janis Leslie Evans 

      6 months ago from Washington, DC

      Thank you so much, Yves. I appreciate your generous comment and critique. I'm grateful for your visit.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      6 months ago from Washington, DC

      Thank you, Devika. I did take time to figure out a title that would incorporate the fact that it was a poem and not an article about karma. So glad you liked the poem.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      6 months ago from Washington, DC

      Hi Eric. Thank you for saying so. Yes, it gives us a lot to think about. I appreciate your visit.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 

      6 months ago from Washington, DC

      Thanks, Bill. Me, too. So glad you liked it, thanks for stopping by.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      6 months ago

      A wonderful poem Janis which reminds us to always be aware of our thoughts and actions, otherwise, karma will strike. Very expressive and beautifully written.

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      VIDYA D SAGAR 

      6 months ago

      Beautiful poem Janis, I am a believer of Karma too and I have seen it literally happen to a lot of people. It's true that what goes around comes around.

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      Yves 

      6 months ago

      Jan.... Your poem is beautifully crafted. Our misdeeds as well as our kindnesses certainly have a ripple effect. Your analogy is spot-on. Well done!

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      Devika Primić 

      6 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great title and I believe in Karma. I like your poem.

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      Eric Dierker 

      6 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Well done. You did nicely integrating with your poem. Good things to contemplate.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm a big believer in karma...positive energy gives birth to positive energy....love this topic and poem, Jan!

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