• Jessica Norman

The Worth of a Life

Updated: Aug 20, 2020

What is a life worth?

What is the worth of a life?

Why is hers worth less

And his worth more

Than mine and yours?

Why do some

Stand proud and cold in stone

That weathers storms

When others are left

Un-statued and un-formed —

To dissolve

Into the past?

Why do some deserve more tears

More rage

Deserve to last?

When will we mourn and shout and rage for all?

When will we learn to unlearn

What has come before

And stop bartering in flesh:

Trading differences skin-deep?

Please, no more.

All lives are worth fighting for.

None is worth less:

And the only thing of which we can be sure

Is that there is one end for all:


And nothing more.

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