Poem a Day – Day 18

Today’s prompt is to write a Life (or death) poem. It made me think about the value we place on life.

But who decides the worth of a life?
That neighbor becoming a stranger
Becoming the soldier she
must escape

The fence at the border telling her
Do not cross

The ocean ruthless in what it takes

The camp she swears is a place earth
has simply forgotten

The border guard, and his stamp
A monument to power

Who decides the worth of a life?
As she offers her children
No light left in their eyes
Standing like bruised produce
in a line
That snakes in a ribbon
of lost hope
Praying someone believes, as she does
They are worth it

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