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In the current pandemic, one thing is for sure. We shall be driven by our own memories of stability or agony, calmness or chaos. At a collective level, the world is reaping what the seeds were sown.
In this poem, the author brings to us a sense of responsibility for our own actions, and a gleam of hope of a better tomorrow…


A seed comes to life, a sapling is born.
The farmer protects it, nourishes it with care.
Sapling becomes a plant, and plant becomes a tree.
When the time comes, fruit laden branches bow,
We reap what we sow…

Am I just a victim; cursing my destiny?
Or I blame others and claim celestial tyranny?
Look within; there’s something for me to learn,
I create my own destiny and every breath is earned.
I want fruits and flowers but not thorns,
The jury is perfect with no exceptions.
We can plead or we can plough,
We reap what we sow…

Success or failure; two sides of the same coin,
Just experiments; results aren’t worth a dime.
Soul evolves, as lessons are learnt,
We never sink, we only soar.
We reap what we sow…

A law so powerful and just,
Life is actions and reactions at its crux.
With acceptance, as I observe,
I break the chain with love.
Life in moments or moments in life,
My truth is what I decide.
We have the boat and we have the oar,
Witness the story just as we row,
We reap what we sow…

– Darpan Jha



This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

3 comments

  1. First of all, Thank you for coming back (and surprising us!) after such a long time. About the poem, you just weaved magic with your words… and my favourite lines .. “ Life is actions and reactions at its crux.
    With acceptance, as I observe,
    I break the chain with love” 🙂

  2. Such beautiful lines….I truly believe that we are responsible for whatever happens around us because that is the outcome of our own actions…will be adding these lines in my journal…

  3. So simply and beautifully explained the Law of Karma 🙏✨

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