Has an equal and opposite reaction
Centuries ago did Newton claim
One of the laws that brought him fame…
I feel the truth of this dictum
Navigating through life’s humdrum,
Where every action that I take
Provokes a reaction in its wake
Setting in motion a cascade
Of consequences hard to evade.
Hurtful actions from my side
Set in motion a downward slide
Of hatred, guilt, anger and misery
Distressing everyone around me.
While good deeds that I perform
Make happiness around me swarm.
Newton’s laws I was taught
As a child, but I never thought
This principle of physics applied
Also to the spiritual side
Karma obeys Newton’s laws
Effect always follows cause.
Good karma, it seems I can spread
If I help those around me instead
Of doing things for selfish gain-
My life path is now clear and plain.