Just prayed for someone –
To escape my karma’s wrath –
For She is not kind
To those who do me so wrong –
In the karmic aftermath
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
I recently found out someone pulled some really bad karma on me, let’s put it that way. If my life’s record is any indicator for the future, this person is about to have some really nasty things happen to them, without me having to do a thing. I just get to hear about it by chance as if karma got some serious retribution and told me about it to satisfy me. For example, a racist and drunk business owner in Vancouver to whom I applied for a practicum once told me he didn’t care if they paid him to take Asians, he wasn’t going to. About half a year later, a colleague had to take a day off to go to a funeral. When he described the person who died, it was this racist! He had died in a drunk driving accident! But there was no way I should have ever heard about this racist in my life ever again! My karma is just really nasty that way!
I think my karma often overdoes it if you look at these incidents as retribution. In other words, I would not have wished such a bad thing on some of these people for whatever wrong they did me. Seems I’ve got another such a case on my hands!
The F-series poems are part of a collection composed on my ferry rides across Halifax Harbour when the buses aren’t crossing the MacDonald bridge due to the Big Lift bridge redecking. This should keep happening until at least December 2016.