Friday, October 19, 2012

Measure of A Man

Perhaps worth is the wrong word
by which to measure a man.

Perhaps it should be breath.
How many worthwhile words
have left his lips on a breath?

Perhaps it should be depth.
How deep runs his devotion,
or the laugh-lines at his eyes?

Perhaps it should be warmth.
How warm are his welcomes
for those other than friends?

Perhaps it should be length.
How long do his dreams last
when the world wants them lost?

Perhaps any of these words
measure better than worth.

by: lonelysusurrus

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