How much is a poem worth

Written by: Bob shank

Most think getting published 
is a poet's dream come true 
few realize the journey in life 
that most of them have gone through 

they write about pain and heartache 
and joyous occasions that are few 
the one way to communicate 
their hearts and souls to you 

a true form of art 
and a great expression 
when one willingly shares 
deep inner confessions 

so how much is it worth 
to read such artistic bliss 
as with serenity and peace 
a great poem is priceless.....