Sunday, 17 March 2019

Kind Karma

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I'll never do running errands voluntarily for others again,
Because no one appreciates or recognizes my work/pain.
Rather, they feel I'm volunteering as I'll be the one to gain!
I must have ulterior motives to waste my time again & again!

Just because I have helped and supported one person,
Other people- X, Y, Z also demand my time & attention!
My kindness and good-nature goes through examination.
I find myself in an unenviable situation with no solution!
WOW: I'll never do ... again, because...
Just to save my elderly neighbour(s) from trip(s) to the market,
Every time I went shopping, I asked them what I'll get.
With their list; I got what they wished & carried extra-weight.
For me what was nishkama karma; for them, it was a bait!

Another time, I volunteered to investigate about the 'origin'.
Despite speaking to many, at the end I felt like an assassin!
The truth had been doctored to suit some & make them win!
I cursed myself for being so gullible while watching them grin.

Once, I handed over a lot of food to a lady, who was needy.
Later, from others, I learned her version that was seedy.
She had told them that I didn't give her anything as I'm greedy!
I always wish from such people to beat a retreat speedy!

Why do I stand up for people despite all this and more?
Such attitude of the beneficiaries never improves my score!
I remind myself that- "I'll never do kind acts again anymore",
I'm sick and tired of my character-assassination always in store...

Then, I remember some lines that guide, inspire and amend.
My karma is to do good & be good; not make kindness end.
Why should their ingratitude & misbehaviour make me bend?
My kind inner voice says- "Never say never again, my friend!"

*Nishkama karma - Action without desire

Have you been in a similar situation like this? Has your kindness and karma taken you for a ride?
This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.
Also linking with Poetry Pantry
ABC Wednesday- K for Kindness, Karma, Kind


  1. Yes, I recognize the feelings of being taken advantage of for your giving nature. I fall back on the teaching that what we give with a good heart, reflects on us - we have no control over how it is received, that is on the other person. It sounds like some of them have not been as kind as you have been.

  2. There are those and then there is us!

  3. Yes, a dilemma! If I find I have been taken advantage of, I stop letting that person use me that way any more – but I don't let it stop me from being kind and giving in general.

  4. So true depiction of reality and dilemma.


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