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A Karmic Night
by Ed Matlack

Saturday, October 16, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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We have to keep our relationships with the world and its peoples as nice as we can...sorry to tell you this in non-poetic form, but I just felt the need to say something about this good thing...ed

A Karmic Night…


Last night I drove home from my job,

With as little as one quarter tank of gas,

Arrived home and just about drifted into my drive,

Was not unhappy, at least I did get home, I did not sob…


A next-door neighbor then just gave me twenty bucks,

No questions asked, nor did I tell him of my shortage,

Then this afternoon, another neighbor just gave me ten more,

No one knew how broke I was, I actually cried till I was sore…


I went out and bought gas and some food,

Then as I walked out of the store,

A man sitting in a car with tears,

Asked if I could help him out?


I said I would try, does he need a jump or repair?

He had fixed his car the night before,

Spending all his cash, boy I knew that feeling,

So I gave him the remaining 5 dollars from my two windfalls…


You know what goes around comes around,

This will come back to me eventually or not,

Either way I feel extra special tonight,

I may be totally broke again,

But I am happy about the way it happened…

          © ed ~ 10/16/04

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Reviewed by Tien Avielle (Reader) 10/21/2004
A heart warming tale for a blustery day in a season of despair. You give hope!
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 10/17/2004
An act of selfless, compassionate kindness is its own reward... our mother's taught us that... they were never so right! Your inner light is beaming right from your words. I've never read you so positive. It isn't about having money, it's about discovering the best in ourselves. I'm goosebumpy. katy xox.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/17/2004
I salute you, my compassionate and noble friend. And you are truly wise, too. What goes around - comes around. Too bad far more folks don't feel and act as you do; the world would truly be a far better place.

Keep On, Keepin On!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/17/2004
OMG Ed this shows a very special heart....wish I could help you out right this moment...but hey...all I can offer is my friendship right now...the distance makes a buck help a little hard to do via the net!!

And me without that damn "creditcard" shit facility makes it even worse...but know if I could I would fill up that tank of you jeep with love if will eccept it and move on that!! I know my car des run on love and luck sometimes too!!

Praying for you dear friend!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 10/16/2004
I knew there was a reason I liked you so much! It is event's like this that shows me that we will all have a better future. We just have to keep the faith :-)
Reviewed by Lori Moore 10/16/2004
You're first class kind of guy.
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Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger 10/16/2004
Ed, it is because of beautiful people like you, my friend that are here at that Den, that I have come to realize with remarkable and mostly folks that grace these pages everyday, leads me to believe we shall make it through the darkness. This was a heart touching story, and I know everything will work out for you and Rufuz! Take care and be well. Peace thru sharing what little we have!

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