A Life

A Life

A Poem by Johanna
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"How will they know your someone? and not just a name on a list Someone's daughter, someone´s son Someone who will be missed"

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How much is a life worth?

When you stare down the barrel of a gun

Does it vary by place of birth?

Do you have to be loved by someone?


Maybe money decides

Maybe your personality

How much is it worth your life?

Maybe wisdom is the key


Do you have to make a mark

Maybe discover something new?

To keep that beat in your heart

For your life to have more value?


Maybe if you are beautiful

Your life is worth much more

Or really funny, never dull

You´re more valuable for sure


Maybe if you're a parent

Or you have a product that sells

Maybe if you have years well spent

You're worth more than someone else


Maybe if you believe in something

Or give money to charity

Maybe if you're the son of a king

They'll let you go free


Maybe if you have honour and fame

Or many hopes and dreams

Death might miss its aim

And see how much your life means


How much is a life worth?

How many tears do you need?

For someone to miss your presence on earth

For a whole world to grieve


How will they know your someone?

and not just a name on a list

Someone's daughter, someone´s son

Someone who will be missed

© 2015 Johanna


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Added on November 15, 2015
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Johanna
Johanna

Norway



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