given

given time
I’ll get it right;
given no choice
I’ll get it wrong;
given comfort
I’ll laze around;
given concert
I’ll blaze
into song;

given love
I’ll never let go;
given hate
I’ll still love you, though;
given books
I’ll think me smart;
given a lifetime
I’ll see that
thou art;

given power
I’ll drink my tears;
given money
I’ll buy my way
to doom;
given god,
I’ll relinquish
all my fears;
given weakness
Om Mani Padme Hum;

given sight
I won’t believe
my eyes;
given blindness
I will finally realize
given the night
I will find the
guiding star;
given the day:
Tat Tvam Asi,
Ik Onkar

© Rylan Skelly, August 2017


About the Author: I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions – Eastern, Western, or in between; I’m genderqueer, and I’m comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I’m married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; I think far too much, and often have too many ideas to know what to do with; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions - Eastern, Western, or in between; I'm genderqueer, and I'm comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I'm married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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