Define “worth” if you can

How do we measure

something  so varied

and if you look it up

in the dictionary

you’ll find eight definitions

and many variations

because after all

it’s such a personal thing

one persons trash

can be anothers treasure

and depending on taste

and level of pleasure

or pain

or hard work


what word come to

your mind first

when you hear the word


some things are priceless

many things are worthless

and our perception lies

somewhere in between

ironic though

we can have books to show

the worth of a “thing”

if indeed you’re interested

but show disapproval

and it’s value lessens

as if it’s worth

nothing at all

NM 3-10-10