Accidental Poet

The Law of Averages


I’ve heard it said

What goes around

Quite naturally

Comes back around


Show kindness to others

And kindness comes back to you

Give of yourself

For all the help it will do


Some believe in karma

And some in come what may

I believe they’ll find out

   An outcome either way


But is it the outcome expected?

Something less or more

The law of averages

Always evens the score


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2021


  • The Uneducated O.A.P

    My mother in law evened the score by casting spells! Lol
    Nice one.

    • Accidental Poet

      Hopefully good spells. 😉 Thanks for reading and commenting.

    • Marie

      Quite a thought provoking poem in this finely penned write, dear A.P.
      I can never understand why human beings want their 'pound of flesh', why they can't accept things as they are and simply walk away knowing that they have done no harm to anyone. Yes, Karma exists for those who both believe in it and need it to settle old scores, but it may not come in the present lifetime, it may not come until the next one to the person for whom it is meant. That said, you have captured superbly in very simple, understandable lines and the words of the excellent choice of video you added, that how we treats others, especially animals, speaks volumes about who we are as a person. Lovely work, A.P.! Thank you for sharing...

      • Accidental Poet

        Thank you Marie. I try to remember that I'm only one of many species on this Earth, in this universe, and it doesn't belong to or revolve around me. We all must co-exist with all life forms. I always get a special feeling when I see animals and humans interact with each other. Like a horse, dolphin, whale, dog , cat and countless others seemingly wanting to communicate with a human. Thanks for reading and your compliment. 😉

        • Marie

          Most welcome, A.P. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, I so agree...

        • ron parrish aka wordman

          just natures law ,be kind to everything and it will be kind to you

        • Goldfinch60

          The law of averages may well even the score but being good to all does not need a reward AP.


          • Accidental Poet

            But, being good to all is the reward. Thanks for reading Andy.

          • Thekkinkkattil

            Well said. Nothing can replace kindness it spreads faster than Covid. So let us do our bit

            • Accidental Poet

              Very true kk. Thanks for reading and your compliment.

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