the law of karma: you reap what you sow
religions of East and West all say so

chaos, luck, random events and accidents
"no such thing" is a Mystic's two cents

everything has an equal and similar reaction
mind, body and tongue leading the direction

always experimenting with my own life
tested this teaching and with truth it's rife

karma is easy to recognize when we say, think and do less
connecting our prior doings with the results that coalesce

living a life of much fuss and ado
a whole lot of mess will soon be returning to you

all is just and in automatic karmic balance
in this universe nothing is ever up to chance

that person we killed in our last life
a debt to repay—accept it without strife

much of man's history has been war and atrocity
these deeds return and no one goes scot-free

despite horrible violence all is in harmony
all the world's a stage in this divine comedy

in a specific place in the world, a person is born
karmically inherited parents as you return

it's all karma, all the time
individually and collectively—of his, yours and mine

in totality Divine Justice is unerringly precise
unfolding spontaneously as an automatic device

there is no god doling out reward and punishment
according to our nature, a magnetically attracted fulfilment

all acts are unacted acts of God
involuntary, nonvolitional, uncaused

life is occurring by Divine Providence and Grace
manifesting from the Unmanifested outside time and space

Judgment Day is transpiring karmically, every day
the ebb and flow of impermanence, death and decay

asking "how can God let awful things happen?"
between karma and reincarnation there's no more to pen

the question stems from believing He is a separate entity
as opposed to understanding It is Everything Endlessly

life is fair, but not according to separative views
unknowingly, destinies are self-created as we choose

infinitely complex, karma is exact and perfect
if we don't see this it's because we project

blaming, saying life's unfair and playing victim
ego prefers outrage over surrendering to Him

an infinite number of factors lead to each event
there's no single cause of anything for us to resent

deluded with anger we dig our own graves
invisible shackles, we're not actually slaves

indulging in negative behaviours and attitudes
begets the same in kind while it further deludes

life treats us according to our actions and belief
thus reinforcing those beliefs to no relief

there is no first cause, still, break the cycle
abide in peaceful Silence or experience inner hell

"others" are often a reflecting mirror shining back
revealing to us what loads are left to unstack

that which supports life is automatically supported
the get-gain-obtain mentality can be safely aborted

by being love we will always receive what we need
sacrificing oneself isn't even a sacrificial deed

deep reflection reveals the illusion of foes
and oneness of all who are in life's throes

the Allness of life a collective unity
a radiant splendor of all-encompassing Divinity

matters not what we do, but rather what we are
love radiates in consciousness infinitely far

there is no distance from here to there
all is connected and love touches everywhere

during all the body's doings be peaceful love
changes the world in ways you can't even think of

uplifting all mankind while living in a cave
emanating Divinity in a constant cosmic shockwave

I've prayerfully directed love to many a specific issue
time and time again the results show all this to be true

evolving in love and consciousness is the greatest gift
it contributes to a worldwide spiritual shift

This, and the other poems I've submitted to the contest are part of an epic poem called "Love All-Knowing" that I've been writing the last several months. Eventually, the goal is to self-publish. I would like to take this chance to just say thank you to the folks at Rhymezone for having this website available for free use—it's been an invaluable resource!