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So, How Does It Feel?

7 Sep

This is a 10-part Triple Rhyme Poem that talks about karma. According to Dictionary.com, karma is “the principle of retributive justice determining a person’s state of life and the state of his reincarnations as the effect of her/his past deeds.”

You do reap what you sow. Good and bad. I’ve been blessed with good fortune at unexpected and oftentimes moments when I was on the brink of despair. I’ve also done my share of dirt and have been on the receiving end of this boomerang myself and let me tell you, it was not a pleasant experience.

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“So, How Does It Feel?”

© 2013 Tyrone Turner

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After you pulled your mess I thought about you on Two Occasions; day and night.

Mama Said Knock You Out and I’m mentally and physically built for war and ready to fight.

It is most definitely time for the Payback because what you did was wrong and it is going to be made right.

Don Corleone from The Godfather said, “Revenge is a dish best served cold.”

My initial impulse was to go Boogie Down and make you Ante Up truth be told.

Justice is sweeter than revenge and platinum is more valuable than gold.

I stepped away from vengeful thinking because I have a different Method, Man.

Work hard, be fair in your dealings, and be open to learning new things should always be part of your daily plan.

Sometimes bad things happen to good people and sometimes folks fly off the handle – just ask Eminem about that dude Stan.

Exhale the anger because it consumes you and keeps you from thinking straight.

Like Colin Powell said, “Get mad, get over it, then get going” is What Makes the Great Great.

Rage makes you less than the divine being you could be so make a choice not to hate.

Sometimes there will be anxiety but when you Get Up Stand Up for what’s right be Not Afraid.

The Force, Great Spirit, Mother Nature, or whatever you want to call it makes sure that no debts go unpaid.

Righteousness is a solid rock and lies and hypocrisy dry-up and fade.

Who Do You Love and Could You Be Loved and will you do what is the right thing to do?

It is so much easier to tell the truth because when one gets caught in their lies it is sickening like having a bad case of the Spanish Flu.

It begins to feel like your insides are on fire and beginning to stew.

It didn’t have to be this way but you wanted to be a bully even though you already had the high-ground.

You constantly needed your ego stroked and needed reassurances that you were the alpha and the king of the mound.

Now my Cosmic Mama will teach you a lesson that will break you down to the very last compound.

You thought me too injured and distraught to fight back against your attacks.

You may have even thought me to be dead and stinking but the heat you brought reshaped me like molded wax.

An indomitable soul is like Bébé’s Kids because it doesn’t die, it multiplies and those are the facts.

Now look at yourself being in a world of hurt and nowhere to run and hide.

I actually pity you because now your falling because you had a cocky pride.

Standing there with your mouth and eyes opened wide.

I bet you can’t really Breathe because you’re shocked and things seem so surreal.

Karma goes 360 degrees and What Goes Around comes back around full circle like reel to reel.

So, How Does It Feel?

You Become Your Thoughts

10 Jul

My last post on the lotus code inspired me to write this poem. Please take note of the unique style of this poem. There are 13 verses in the poem and each verse is in haiku style; three lines where the first has five syllables, the second has seven syllables, and the third line has seven syllables. I call this style of poetry a haiku chain. As is my custom, the last line of the poem will contain the title of the poem. I hope that you like this poem.

“You Become Your Thoughts
By Tyrone Turner
Copyright 2012
All rights reserved


It starts in your mind.
That million dollar idea
YOU can change the world.

Get a check-up from
the neck up is Zig’s advice.
No stinkin’ thinkin’!

Kind words are sweet song.
Honey attracts more bees than
Bitter vinegar.

Sticks and stones break bones.
Harsh words scar minds forever.
Please holster your tongue.

The very first step starts
the journey of a thousand
miles. Get moving now!

There is a law called
intertia. Things at rest tend
to remain at rest.

Healthy habits bring
success in very quick time.
Master the mundane.

Bad habits enslave.
They waste money, energy,
and rob you of time.

When adversity
shows his ugly face, kick hard.
Never, ever quit.

Most people will fail
because they believe the hype.
Do they fear success?

Plan your work then work
your plan. That is the best way
to know where you’ll be.

If you do not know
where you want to go, any
road will get you there.

Thoughts are seeds planted
in our minds. Be careful, friends.
You become your thoughts.

Life Is Suffering

3 Jul

This poem is a series of 11 haiku poems that are strung together in a series to tell a story. I call this style that I created a haiku chain poem. According to Dictionary.com, a haiku is a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons; or a poem written in this form.

This poem introduces the reader to some of the basic concepts of Buddhism.


“Life Is Suffering”
By Tyrone Turner
Copyright 2012
All rights reserved.

When you want something
that desire may lead to
a crime of passion.

It is best to not
attach oneself to worldly
treasures or people.

When you are detached
you don’t love, hate, lust or feel
any regrets. None.

Life leads to some sort
of uneasiness one way
or another. Fact.

Live a simple life.
Don’t wear perfumes, jewelry
or even wearing make-up.

Be mindful of the
concept of karma as it
affects future lives.

To minimize the
suffering, be careful of
your actions today.

Your rebirth may be
that of a lower being.
Tied to your karma.

It is best to end
the cycle of rebirth to
achieve Nirvana.

Suffering ends when
craving ends. Eliminate
all the delusions.

Don’t invest a lot
in this world. It is painful.
Life is suffering.