What did you believe

Would happen in your life

When your words deceive

Hurting others like a knife


Did you not stop and think

All the hatred that you speak

Could push them to the brink

Your preying on the weak


But all these things you say

And the bridges that you burn

Will find some subtle way

Back to you they will return


For we must pay the price

For all the things we do

And if you cannot be nice

I hope the best for you


If bad things on you beset

This is not a thing of chance

It is your lack of real regret

Coming back in circumstance




16 Responses to “Circumstance”
  1. yassy says:

    Yes, what goes around comes back around or something like that , they call it karma lol you write great stuff , always.

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you Yassy! Karma is a core belief for me and is responsible for dealing with the negativity others put into the world. Saves me a lot of frustration and angst.

      • yassy says:

        You are welcome, Brad.
        But sometimes one is at the receiving end of a lot of bad things even if one is innocent. What do you say about that ? Life is like that , I guess.

      • Brad Osborne says:

        I would say that there is little in the way of innocence when you are an adult. Although we may not see things we have done negatively in our recent past to warrant the troubles that beset us, karma is not instantaneous. Sometimes we are paying for old wrongs that we have long forgotten.

  2. my motto is always be nice to people and never judge them. I liked the message of this poem greatly affected by it!

  3. Jim Borden says:

    as you so clearly illustrate, words can be powerful. and so can karma.

  4. This one is like a lyrics waiting to be tuned into a beautiful song. πŸ‘Œ

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