The Value Of Life by Julia Ann Masi

Julia Ann Masi | May 17th, 2022 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

The value of life
can not be appraised
at the moment of conception
When faith and politics challenge
each other to a duel

The value of life
is most often reckoned
with honor and respect
praying
at the foot of a hospital bed

The value of life
is easily articulated
in every breath
when we cry out
against
war
racism
and
injustice

Italian Translation

Il valore della vita
non può essere valutato
al momento del concepimento
Quando la fede e la politica sfidano
l’un l’altro a duello

Il valore della vita
è il più spesso considerato
con onore e rispetto
orante
ai piedi di un letto d’ospedale

Il valore della vita
è facilmente articolato
ad ogni respiro
quando gridiamo
contro
guerra
razzismo e ingiustizia

Poet Bio

Julia Masi is a Crisis Counselor who believes that poetry is self-care.

Although she prefers to write the majority of her poems in Italian, she does write shorter pieces in English. Her poems are inspired by photos she takes on her phone and on social media posts by virtual friends around the world.

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