by Benjamin Holden


They say when

your heart stops you die


Well my heart was ripped

out and I bled and bled


I still bleed years later

the scar never heals


I only feel pain. I may never

fill this hole in my chest


My quest may never end

because my heart is lost


Where ever it may

lie it still beats


It’s trapped in karma’s

glass box



by Lee Cagle


When I think about karma, I think about my life and where I’m at right now and where I could be. I think about all of the stupid and foolish things and choices I have made, I think about all of the “what ifs” in my life, and then I sigh, because I have so many! I think about all of the people I have hurt or done wrong in my life, and I wonder if this is the reason for all of my strife.


I wonder if I hadn’t done so much wrong, would I be here now? Would my brother still be alive if I had only been there? Would my family still be struggling with the bills? Would I still be in college, or would I already be done with college? But there I go again, thinking about the “what ifs” and “maybes” in my life.


Then I start to think about all of the people who I have helped out, influenced (and by that I mean in a good way), and been good to. I think about how I’ve been true to other people, but most importantly I’ve been true to myself. I think of all the times I’ve given money to people who needed it, and even to people who didn’t need it. I think of how many times I have given something without expecting anything in return. And even if I could change some of the things in my life, would it affect other things in my life, like would I have met my wife? Would I have my beautiful baby girl? If that’s the case then I wouldn’t change any of it.


So, with all of this stirring in my brain, I can’t help but ask, which outweighs the other? The good or the bad? Or, are they even? I guess there is no real way to tell. The only thing I can say is look at your surroundings and where you are at and the situations that you’re in, and you decide – is karma real or not?




by Benjamin Holden


is God getting even with

the wrong of the Devil

or the Devil getting even

with God. Karma is the

scale to weigh negative and positive


If I weigh myself on

karma I would still not

be even I only wish to

die karma won’t let me.

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