Speaking of Karma


Speak not in anger

For words can cut deep

And what we do sow

We certainly reap


Let love be your guide

In all that you say

Mindful of the cost

That your soul will pay


A moment to pause

Old scars time to heal

Let go of the pain

The anger you feel


Great gift that it is

Given this proud voice

But how it is used

Is always our choice


What we vocalize

We disseminate

And nothing good comes

From speaking with hate


So, guard your words well

Think long what you say

For it will like spell

Return in some way


Let what breath exhales

Be not something spurned

Speak only with love

Enjoy karma earned


32 Responses to “Speaking of Karma”
  1. It’s good to be reminded that the Karma we wish upon others also gets wished upon us!

  2. beth says:

    Well said- we all have the choice

  3. Harley Reborn says:

    I can’t speak with love. It gets me into too much trouble

  4. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Karma, it will catch up, sometimes it’s instant like John Lennon said… A great poem to orient and to guide those who are wise. Beautiful my friend.

  5. kristianw84 says:

    I needed this reminder. It’s hard not to hold hate in my heart for certain individuals who do evil, but hate can easily consume us if we’re not careful. Only love can conquer hate and only light can illuminate dark. How beautiful are those who let both shine freely! ❀😘

  6. yassy says:

    This is good , Brad. Nicely done.

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    This is a lovely written reminder for those who act out in hate, meanness or cruelty. Also great advice on waiting before you speak. Great poetry Brad with such important truths. How much nicer our world would be if we all exercised the lines of your poetry.

    Sending you extra love and hugs. πŸ’–πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ€— Joni

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you Jonikins! We all must be mindful of our thoughts and words. Thank you for the extra helping of love, I needed it today. Sending love and hugs in return! πŸ’•πŸ’–πŸŒΉ

      • jonicaggiano says:

        Oh I am glad it was sent. I will be thinking and sending extra love all week long my friend. Hugs as well my kind friend. πŸ€—πŸ’•β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ€—Jonikins

  8. Jim Borden says:

    well said, Brad. words matter. reminds me a bit of Cat Stevens song “The First Cut Is the Deepest”…

  9. This poem shares words of wisdom. Of course, there are several human emotions which do not serve one good and the universe, nature gives us what we ask for. Your words spread positive learning to be a better version of self and move ahead in life and do good for self and others. Great work Bead πŸ™‚

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you, my friend! I appreciate all your support and hope you got my email about your last post. It was superb!

      • I did not get your email Brad, but I will recheck. Thanks for your comment

      • Brad Osborne says:

        In short it said that I thought your last piece was superb! Definitely some of your best writing as far as I am concerned. We can hash out the details when we talk next, but suffice it to say I thought it was masterful!

      • Thanks Brad, I think you are talking about entwined feelings and you know the idea about ball of twine came from a horror series I am watching that’s called 50 states of right. Of course is US-based show and I researched there a real ball of twine, a huge one in Kansas. I was like in awe, there is so much hidden marvel in US that I hope one day I get to visit and see

      • Brad Osborne says:

        I would hope too that you would be able to see our country. Apart from what it looks like from the outside right now, it is truly a beautiful place and peoples.

  10. Thanks Brad, maybe someday πŸ™‚πŸ˜Š

  11. Nicely penned
    Stay wealthy healthy safe and happy

  12. Omo says:

    Well written. We all need to be conscious of this. Thanks for sharing this

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