March 18, 2008
By Shane Buban, Centerville, IA

Isn’t it choice that defines us?
Doesn’t choice clarify our values;
Make us us?
It’s what sets you apart from me.
It’s our most humanizing factor,
Because without it
There would be
No you,
No me,
No us,
And no they.
We would all be swept up
Into one existence…
Free of thought and perspective.
Free of the ability to dislike the injustices
Thrust upon us,
And free of the ability to love them,
As some do.
There would be no hate, no pain,
And no suffering,
Without choice.
And there would be no joy, no love,
And no fun,
Without choice.

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