self-determined

love is all that you can carry with you
love for yourself, love for I
love for all others, love for all times

from one lifetime to the next
the only self-determined route
is love, without a doubt

fear or greed, pride or fun
these are all acting under the gun
held hostage by the storm in your chest

you will never find rest
nor claim your humanness
if you lose the path of love

love is the only choice
the only harmony within the noise
all other routes are reactions
imprisoned by the chains of past actions
love forgives, offers mercy and care
animal instincts at best are merely “fair”

© Rylan Skelly, August 2018


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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