Treasure Island

Dave Alan Walker

(Pudsey, Leeds)

What Price


As the gavel
comes banging down
on the auction of life
what price was paid for our lives

And what price
will we have to keep paying

Only the government knows

Submitted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/4/2013 6:07:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem with great message....Life has no value....Cost of living decided by Govt.
    Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (5/23/2012 11:08:00 AM)

    Life has no Price Tag

    Tag is but concocted

    Government just phew out...Bertrand Russel said, 'last refuge of every scoundrel is politics'

    So I too echo same and kibosh and deploy embargo on all and every so called Government as we're Poet by default

    Really enjoyed this contemplative poem tenner ~ Regards ~ niv

    Thanks for comment on my poem I Want To Be Raped
    Invite to read and comment on my sequel poem [read as a protest] ‘Ogling Orgy’ or any … Thanks …..Sorry for belated comment (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (5/20/2012 3:55:00 AM)

    Our lives get hammered over and over with that gavel by the mistake makers and the non carers,

    Well written and thought out. (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (5/19/2012 5:58:00 PM)

    The people get the government they deserve.
    When people change, government must by neccessity change or die.
    Thought provoking poem. (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (5/18/2012 12:27:00 AM)

    certain government say us to live on one dollar a day,
    other government say us to live on few dollars a day,
    rich government pay us 4 pounds an hour,
    but the insufficiency is found every where. (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (5/17/2012 5:12:00 AM)

    Price...Hmmm price tag or bar code on our head LOL..
    i dont see it on you and everybody else too
    because every life is priceless
    each of them can contribute benefits to government
    because what is government without resident and citizen
    No government can be useful if the only citizen is only president
    Each of us, no matter how big or small we are
    everyone play a role...to support each other
    or to generate economy...either we consumer or supplier
    As for individual, your vote to choose government
    will be valuable to them (cough) ...sorry cold hahahaa
    Price of us is cost for them to work as successful nation/government
    They will decide how valuable they are by treat us right
    still for everyone need to remind ourself
    our life is not a waste, it has value so dont fall down_Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

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