If the suffering is mine
I’ll bear it fine,
cause I can live
with what I have to give
and take on my own behalf.
I can suffer the wrath,
but can I ever
see you weather
my storms for me?
It just cannot be
that by being mine
you’d be entwined
with this pain and load.
We share this road,
but I wish today
that I could take it away
and bear the cup
all on my own.

© Rylan Skelly, August 2018

About the Author: I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo and I love 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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