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

4 comments:

  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.

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  2. There are those and then there is us!

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  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.

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  4. So true depiction of reality and dilemma.

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