Writing Type: Poem
By Boyd Alan Burke
VA Medical Center--Pueblo, CO
The cost we pay can never be
Planned. Some give all and
Some are destroyed partway!
There can be some who come out
Unscathed in much of any way.
The cost can never be calculated
In dollars or cents in any of the
Endeavors once started.
The cost can only be done when
The final breath is taken.
The thought of need is not
Challenged at the time in any way!
The thought is realized in the end
And viewed for what it is worth.
The cost of thought, when doing it,
Is to analyze it from start to finish.
The cost you paid: was it enough
Or not the price you wanted to pay?
The cost you paid: was it worth
It in the end today?