Who knows…

a poem by Priyadarshini

To know the value of Education,
ask the child who cannot pay the school fee.
To know the value of Motherhood,
ask a child who has lost his/her mother.
To know the value of Life,
ask a person who is struggling to live.
To know the value of Freedom,
ask a caged bird.
To know the value of Victory,
ask a soldier who has lost the battle.
To know the value of Time,
ask the person who has just missed a bus.
To know the value of a Home,
ask a refugee who has no shelter.
To know the value of Money,
ask a daily wage earner.
To know the value of a PEN,
ask a POET who lives to write.