by Richard Schnap
|James Foley on The Early Show, 2011. Image source: CBS Boston|
What is the value of a heart
That dares to dodge bullets and bombs?
And what is the value of a spirit
Who exposes the horrors of the world?
And what is the value of a soul
Whose fate is determined by monsters?
Who offer his freedom for millions
But sell him for an ocean of tears.
Richard Schnap is a poet, songwriter and collagist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His poems have most recently appeared locally, nationally and overseas in a variety of print and online publications.