Treasure Island

Joan Hart


They measure intelligence -
The reflection of the mind

They measure your appearance
Of what a glance will find

They measure character,
They mark every mistake

They measure your self-worth
With every move you make

If that’s not good enough,
Go further if you dare

Begin the daunting task -
Look at others
And compare.

You’ll never measure up -
There’s always one who’s more

It leaves us so defeated
So what do we measure for?

Submitted: Wednesday, April 22, 2009

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  • Michael Harmon (5/3/2009 11:17:00 PM)

    I've read some of your other work. You're very talented. This work is very nicely done. Perhaps, if you haven't already done so in another poem, you should answer that question yourself. That's what poets (and philosophers) are for.
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