. . .And Now, A Special Note From Karma

My Name Is Karma . . .

I have no shape. Figure. Or feelings. I can't be cold. Hot. Or lukewarm. But I'm everywhere before you get there. I have a sad task. I have to make sure the balance of right and wrong are equal in the universe.
I have no shape. Figure. Or feelings. I can't be cold. Hot. Or lukewarm. But I'm everywhere before you get there. I have a sad task. I have to make sure the balance of right and wrong are equal in the universe.
JORAN van der Sloot. Innocent? Guilty? A Peruvian court found this young man guilty of the murder of a young Peruvian girl. Although van der Sloot confessed, he still received 28 years in prison.
JORAN van der Sloot. Innocent? Guilty? A Peruvian court found this young man guilty of the murder of a young Peruvian girl. Although van der Sloot confessed, he still received 28 years in prison.
Could Karma reside in an apparition such as this one of an old lady on the stairs? Of course. Karma can be anywhere. Be anyone. Anything. At any time.
Could Karma reside in an apparition such as this one of an old lady on the stairs? Of course. Karma can be anywhere. Be anyone. Anything. At any time.
Ancient peoples used to imagine that Karma resembled a skeleton carrying a sharp blade to cut out the heart of evildoers. This is a myth. Karma is ageless. Shapeless.
Ancient peoples used to imagine that Karma resembled a skeleton carrying a sharp blade to cut out the heart of evildoers. This is a myth. Karma is ageless. Shapeless.
Karma takes no certain shape of creation. No calling card. And no conscience. But continues to balance the universe now throughout eternity.
Karma takes no certain shape of creation. No calling card. And no conscience. But continues to balance the universe now throughout eternity.
Joran van der Sloot's life, for the most part, was a life of ease. Pleasure. And happiness.
Joran van der Sloot's life, for the most part, was a life of ease. Pleasure. And happiness.

Good evening, Joran,

I hope that you are resting well as I stand inside your Peruvian jail cell looking at you. You don't know me, do you? You never took the time to find out anything about me. Did you? Oh well. Better men have sunken further. If you don't mind, I am going to spend some time with you and tell you whom I am. What I am. And what I'm doing here.


My name is Karma. I am known world-wide. By ancient peoples of the Orient. Europe. Africa. I would be safe in saying that you name the place and I've either been there, or going there soon. Funny. I've around as long as time, and I cannot help but realize that if I had feelings, I would be feeling pretty taken for granted right about now for all of the work I've done over the centuries. Keeping the balances of right and wrong. Just and unjust. At an equal level. It's a monumental task, I tell you, Joran. Not a job for any mortal, I tell you that, but I was given this duty before you were even a thought. I saw your birth. What a happy baby boy you were. Full of fun. Life. And many surprises. Your parents were very happy to have you.


Over the years, your parents realized that you were, in their eyes, 'special.' And so did I. You were smart. Witty. Personable. And a joy to be around. Your parents gave you all the candy and rainbows that any child your age could ever want. In mortal terms, you had it made, my friend. Never wanted for anything. Just a word from you and it was instantly given to your childish hands. This continued on throughout your teenage years. But for some reason, your heart changed. From innocent to dark. Now if I were my friend, Grim Reaper, that would make me happy to see such a drastic change in you, but I'm Karma. I have no feelings bad or good. I just exist.


I do not belong to any race of people. Nor do I answer to any government or organization of authority. I am endowed with my own sense of justice. That I carry out in various ways. Some harsh. And some soft. But all every effective. But Jaron, believe me when I tell you that I really don't like what I do. Not at all. Many is the time I've secretly envisioned myself as a fleshly mortal sitting on the sand of a beautiful African beach. You might say that I too, am a prisoner, just like you, serving a sentence that will never end. Yours will. In a few years, but that's too far off for you to worry about. For now in the present time, I have some unfinished business to conclude with you, Joran, when you awaken from your tormented sleep.


I suppose that in the darkened hours you spend alone in this filthy cell, you think of yourself as a special person. A sly person. One who did THE UTMOST EVIL in taking an innocent life, and then almost escaped justice. You're not special, Joran. You are just evil. And I've met many who were more sadistic and darker than you, my friend. Whom, you ask? Adolph Hitler. Charles Manson. Billy, The Kid. Jack, The Ripper. And more. All thought the same as you. Acted like you. And I dealt with them, just as I will deal with you. In my time. Not yours.


For the time being, Joran, I want you to rest. Get some needed-sleep. Revitalize yourself. Because you have walked a rocky path. Pain and suffering whereever you were. Pity. You were given chance after chance to change your ways. Be a civil person. A credit to the human race, but you rejected all of the free offers. You chose to walk your dark path by yourself. You could handle all the monsters that lay in wait for you. And you almost made it. I give you some credit for your bravery, but not a plug nickel for your thinking. Sorry, but I have to tell you what's ahead of you.


As for me, my mind is settled. Cannot be changed. No use trying to debate your sins with me. Your transgressions actually outweigh your few good acts. I am of no religion. Cult. Or following. I am my own judge, jury, and if needed, my own executioner. That's right, Joran. I said 'if needed.' Sometimes an executioner's job is too short. Not fulfilling. When a good, long road of purging laid down by yours truly would do a better job. Will you feel pain? Yes. I will not lie to you, Joran. Not as much physical, but mental and emotional pain, but the truth is, I haven't settled on just how you will be dealt with at this moment. You are an interesting case. You took an innocent person's life. Stopped their life from maturing. Deprived them of every happiness the universe had for them. And smugly-looked at the judges in Peru as you were 'confessing,' what I already knew. You were guilty. And that 'noble' act of confessing didn't help you at all. Oh yes, Joran, I almost forgot. You were linked in the disappearance of another young lady, Natalie Holloway from America. Oh you beat the rap on that one, my friend. I have to hand it to your influential dad who is a judge. And you even extorted monies from her suffering parents, actually you lied, saying you would give information where Natalie's body was if her parents paid you a huge some of money. Which they did. And you, Joran, laughed it off. And gambled with the money that Natalie's parents gave you. I could have told them how low-down and heartless you are. I've seen vicious rattlesnakes in my travels with more decency than you.


I've got the time. And you have the time. So why should I hurry in introducing myself to you? Actually I'm not known for taking swift action. I like for my work to be slow. Calculating. And sure. I will not boast, but no one escapes me when it's time to, as mortals say, 'face the music.' I wish there were a different way. A painless way, but dear Joran, there isn't. That's how the forces of the universe were put into motion eons ago. Back before darkness or light. But I was there. And since my creation, I've settled many injustices in my time. And not felt anything for the one I was dealing with, for most of the ones I've settled with, didn't have feelings when they took lives. Robbed. Raped. And killed for pleasure. So why should I have feelings for them? Huh, Joran? I cannot hear your whimpers.


Will you receive mercy? I can't answer that. I do not know. I can ask did you show any mercy when you took the young girl's life when she was begging you to let her live? Funny. You don't look so sure of yourself now. You actually look worried. Oh, I will answer my own question. NO, you didn't show one ounce of mercy. And for what? For her looking on your laptop, whatever that is. You criminals without souls are the most-touchy form of life I've ever seen. You take what you want, or in your case, you used to take what you want. And if you do not get your way, you kill out of immaturity and a faceless evil that lives in your marrow. But I'm not worried. Justice will be measured out. Not too much. Or too little. But enough that you will know that you aren't as wise as you have once thought.


You need to go back to sleep, Joran. I think I will take a nap also. I've travelled many miles over the course of your life--waiting for just the right time to have you in a place where we could 'talk' things over. And now it's happened. I will see you in the morning.


Oh, Joran, you and your pesky questions. How will I do it? Execute justice on you? Well, to not tip my hand, it might be in the form of your heart breaking when what friends and family you still have, leave you to your own ways. And bid you farewell. Or, a stranger might lure you into an arrangement that you think will smooth all of your sins over. I wouldn't be too hasty to listen those human voices who are obviously too-friendly. I would, if I were you, watch my every move. And every one who crossed my path.


Just keep in mind, Joran, the next pain you experience, might be inflicted by me in the form of an innocent girl without a name. Or identity.


Joran, if it's any consolation to you. I do not know all there is to know about the spanless universe. But this I do know, "when and if, you are released, I said IF, You WILL NOT take another innocent person's life."

I will make sure of that.



It's just not fair, when certain people own the rainbow . . .

and take it for granted. Joran van der Sloot had it all. And was the envy of his friends. He did mostly what he wanted. When he wanted. And where he wanted. Now he will face the invisible hand of Karma.
and take it for granted. Joran van der Sloot had it all. And was the envy of his friends. He did mostly what he wanted. When he wanted. And where he wanted. Now he will face the invisible hand of Karma.

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Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Wow -well said! He and OJ are both testaments to "You reap what you sow."


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Amen, Kathleen. I guess Im too human for my own good. I despised how this monster looked as he "confessed" to the one murder. Not a sign of remorse. Or being sorry. I hate it for him on the inside. Im like you, we can either reap good, or bad. And what seeds we sow. Kathleen, thanks for your comment. And I agree with you 100%.

Kenneth


Arlene V. Poma 4 years ago

As someone who had fed Charles Manson breakfast, I remember looking at him and feeling nothing. I read "Helter Skelter" when I was 17, so here I was at 40, feeding this monster because for me, it was "duties as required." The money used to house him and take care of his medical expenses could have gone to the children and the elderly. It could have been put aside for education and the preservation of historic monuments and parks. I consider myself a very fair person, and the biggest compliment anyone can give me is to tell me that I do not judge others. I absolutely loved this piece, Kenneth. It should be required reading for those who work around criminals and inmates. And for regular folk and victims alike. I have learned that "justice" is not served by mere mortals, but by a higher power. This is what I learned during my "time" in California's worst prisons. Voted up and everything else. This is absolutely bookmarked as one of my treasured gems.


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KT Banks 4 years ago from Texas

Wow! Well said, well written, Beautifully thought out. I'm humbled to have you as a friend. I love this. I felt as if I was there actually witnessing every word and thought. Very Powerful, Kenneth!


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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

What a great Hub! You said it all so very well. I've always believed in Karma and have seen people get what's coming to them, just not always in the way you thought they would. But look at Joran and OJ...they might not be paying for their original acts of evil, but paying they are. Good job, Kenneth!


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KT Banks 4 years ago from Texas

Can this be mailed to the criminal? (I don't even like to say his name)


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hello, Arlene, first of all, THANK YOU for your comments that made me feel better. I didnt have a clue that YOU helped tend to Manson. You are one brave woman, Arlene. I couldnt stand to be near him. Not that Im his judge, its just that I would be reminded too much of Sharon Tate and the baby she was carrying when he killed her. Oh yes. The Mansons and van der Sloots are only "in waiting' for THE Main Court one day.

Thanks again, Kenneth


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Good evening, KT, and THANK YOU SO MUCH for your words that HUMBLED me. I appreciate YOUR support as well as Arlene and catgypsy's support. Fact is, I was terrified when I hit the PUBLISH button afraid that some spineless person who was FOR van der Sloot would curse at me...but now, thats fine. I spoke what my spirit had to say. And I am HONORED to have YOU as my friend, KT.

Have a great weekend. . . .//////KENNETH


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hello, My Dear catgypsy,

Ive missed you. And I thank You Sincerely, for your sweet comment. I wish I had more words than just 'thank you,' but for now, that is all I got. YOU, KT, and Arlene as well as my Followers . . .are very special. I would give my very life for YOU or any of you.

That is the God's truth.

Kenneth


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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

Kenneth, you are a very special person and we all love you here! Don't ever be afraid to voice your opinions, if someone doesn't agree, that's ok. I have to say too that Hub Pages is such a friendly place that I personally have never seen really scathing comments from anyone, that you sometimes find on other places. That's one of the things that makes this site so nice to write for. We have a great community here.

Keep writing all of your thoughts...I really look forward to your Hubs.


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

My Dearest catgypsy, "thank you, DEAR friend, in Montgomery. My modern southern lady, creative writer and some I deem very Special to me." I dont know if Im worthy of such nice words from such a lady as yourself. Your hubs give the vibe of being so easily written, whereas mine are laborius. But I will take YOUR advice: I will continue sharing my thoughts. And YOU got to do that also. And please know . .."IVE ALWAYS GOT YOUR BACK, CATGYPSY."

Your Friend for Life,

Kenneth


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KT Banks 4 years ago from Texas

I have had some attacks on Hubpages, but I promise Kenneth, that I'll always have your back, if you need me.


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

Well said. Karma does indeed work in its own time. He is one person for whom most wish for him what he has put into the universe...but we don't get to choose...that is karma's job and karma has perfect timing.


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

DEAR KT,

"Thank you." "I appreciate that from you. VERY MUCH. I will keep that in mind, and THE SAME FROM ME TO YOU." "Anytime. Day or night. Just let me know when YOU need MY help." Sincerely, Kenneth


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Picklesandrufus...I agree with my whole heart. "He" does work in his own way. Time. And events. And I DO NOT want to choose how and when. I want to sow and invest good in the universe toward YOU, others and including my animals friends. "No deed, small or great, will go unnoticed." Thanks for coming by. I enjoyed your comments.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Kenneth,

What comes around goes around. You have done a brilliant job in explaining this.

Voted up and away!


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hello Dear Susan . . ."Thanks a bunch for your lovely comment. I mean that from the heart. I want only the GOOD from our pal, Karma, when he comes our way. Thanks again, Susan, and YOU have the BEST day ever."

With Sincere Intentions . . .

KENNETH

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