Skating Poem S019

My karma can be –
Like that scorned woman –
Like which Hell hath no fury




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

My karma is just nasty to those who do me wrong. It’s happened enough times that certain things happen to those people, organizations and such, where their fate was far worse than anything I could have imagined, that I don’t even care for revenge any more. I just feel like I just have to direct some karmic justice energy towards them and things will take care of themselves.

Another chapter in my Book of Karma was written recently of someone who decided I couldn’t do a job. I can’t go into details without giving away stuff people I know might read but this was no mere slight. This was like a complete insult. I could logically point out everything wrong with that decision, not the least of which was that I was doing that very same work 6 months later for them when they didn’t think I could ever do it! They avoided the shame of having to admit that, avoided by having someone else request the work from me and working with me on it. The thing was, though, they were so entrenched in the organization they’d never lose their job. I might have wished it but it’d have been ridiculous wishful thinking that I try not to engage in.

Well, recently, they were the only one of their classification type to lose their job in a reworking of the organization. Their unit then got absorbed into mine. Ouch!

I was still shaking my head on the Oval today thinking about this, and how to describe the nature of my karma in the most potent way. This was what I came up with, inspired by William Congreve’s famous line: Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!

For some reason, though, I know that line as Hell hath no fury like that of a woman scorned. I’m not sure where I got that version from but I’d bet it was some Star Trek: The Next Generation episode. Probably Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) telling it to Lt. Commander Data (Brent Spiner).

The S-series poems were composed while I was out skating on the Halifax Emera Skating Oval, to squeeze in writing time in a life that is always getting busier.


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