This I Believe

Thomas - Cincinnati, Ohio
Entered on August 8, 2006
Age Group: 50 - 65

AT WHAT COST

(Mr. President)

At what cost

Do we value life apparently at birth?

At what cost

Do we execute those of questionable worth?

At what cost

Will we fail to see they’re the flip side of life?

At what cost

Do we justify adding to strife?

At what cost

Are kids sacrificed on many a distant shore?

At what cost

Are they sent to die when no case was made for war?

At what cost

Do we look away while our leaders play a game?

At what cost

Do we turn aside while the country’s put to shame?

At what cost

Are elections bought and sold within a single court?

At what cost

Do we sale our lives that run from port to port?

At what cost

Will they wag the dog and catch us looking the other way?

At what cost

Do we fail to see the games that people play?

At what cost

Is life given up for those who just want more?

At what cost

Are we expendable just because we’re poor?

At what cost

Do we work odd jobs just to make ends meet?

At what cost

Do we sacrifice while others lie and cheat?

At what cost?