Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 6,391 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

I Can Promise Only This - Poem by Kelly Kurt

You can ask anything of me and I will attempt
You can tell me to smile, when grief is my shadow
You can stick me with pins and require my stillness
Take all my possessions and demand more
You can mandate the improbable and I will comply
But I can promise only this
To do my best

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Comments about I Can Promise Only This by Kelly Kurt

  • Rookie - 498 Points Dean Meredith (4/12/2015 6:12:00 AM)

    Good poem Mister. Thankyou. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 6,391 Points Kelly Kurt (4/12/2015 2:06:00 PM)

    Thank you, Dean

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  • Freshman - 592 Points Jeannette Heywood (4/8/2015 4:19:00 AM)

    To be this self aware is a true gift. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 6,391 Points Kelly Kurt (4/8/2015 2:24:00 PM)

    Thank you, Jeanette. It is a philosophy I live by and instill in my children

  • Freshman - 968 Points Raymond Farrell (4/8/2015 2:58:00 AM)

    I agree with what you have expressed so well. Thanks for sharing this poem. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 6,391 Points Kelly Kurt (4/8/2015 3:08:00 AM)

    Thanks, Raymond.

  • Silver Star - 3,757 Points Patricia Grantham (4/3/2015 8:44:00 PM)

    Very uplifting and motivational Enjoyed this. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 6,391 Points Kelly Kurt (4/3/2015 9:43:00 PM)

    One's best is all that is ever required. Thanks for your kind words.

  • Freshman - 868 Points Uma Ram (3/31/2015 10:44:00 PM)

    Beautiful truth sir..........continue to be who you are sir, for blessed are such children in God's kingdom... (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 6,391 Points Kelly Kurt (4/1/2015 1:37:00 AM)

    I am honored by your comments and blessing. thank you, Uma.
    Peace.

  • Gold Star - 23,175 Points Chinedu Dike (3/30/2015 2:13:00 AM)

    What is worth doing at all is worth doing well. I like the articulation and insight of the poem. A lovely piece of poetry penned with conviction. Thanks for sharing and for your lovely comment on my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. Remain blessed. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 6,391 Points Kelly Kurt (3/30/2015 2:35:00 AM)

    Your comments are flattering, sir. Thank you.
    Peace

  • Rookie - 244 Points Pani Gleeson (3/29/2015 3:12:00 AM)

    Lovely, authentic feel. Hard to find. thank you ~ (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 6,391 Points Kelly Kurt (3/29/2015 12:49:00 PM)

    Thank you. It is good to hear and motivational.

  • Gold Star - 8,331 Points Lyn Paul (3/27/2015 5:54:00 PM)

    With each step you take, just knowing you have always done your best is such proud feeling. You are A genuine product., there are not that many on the shelves. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 6,391 Points Kelly Kurt (3/27/2015 6:26:00 PM)

    I learned well from my parents, and have tried to teach my six children the value of giving their best as well. Thank you for your kind and charitable words, Lyn. They truly do mean a great deal to me.

  • Gold Star - 14,149 Points Sandra Feldman (3/27/2015 5:29:00 PM)

    Today is definitely your day!
    ENJOY! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 6,391 Points Kelly Kurt (3/27/2015 6:19:00 PM)

    My cervical vertebrae are all that's holding my ear to ear smile from bifurcating my head.

  • Gold Star - 13,263 Points Kim Barney (3/27/2015 4:11:00 PM)

    Amazing poem. Short and simple yet profound. No one can ask anything more of you when you have done your best. Congrats on Poem of the Day! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 6,391 Points Kelly Kurt (3/27/2015 6:17:00 PM)

    Thank you so much. I promise to do no less.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,911 Points Bernard Snyder (3/27/2015 12:28:00 PM)

    Your best is all you can give! Awesome poem...thanks for sharing. Also, congrats on being chosen as 'poem of the day'. Well deserved! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 6,391 Points Kelly Kurt (3/27/2015 4:28:00 PM)

    Thank you very much. I am incredibly touched by the support and kindness of the PH community.

  • Gold Star - 14,149 Points Sandra Feldman (3/27/2015 12:14:00 PM)

    If everyone would think like this,
    The world would live in constant bliss.

    Congratulations for this lovely poem and for the great feelings in it! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 6,391 Points Kelly Kurt (3/27/2015 12:36:00 PM)

    Thank you Sandra. Your words, as always, are motivational and soul warming.

  • Gold Star - 5,133 Points Tushar Ray (3/27/2015 11:27:00 AM)

    What a lovely poem! This is an universal truth that all we can do is try our best. You have expressed that truth in a lovely short poem. Thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 6,391 Points Kelly Kurt (3/27/2015 12:38:00 PM)

    Thank you sir, your comments are impetus to continue striving for my best.

  • Gold Star - 11,641 Points Kumarmani Mahakul (3/27/2015 11:16:00 AM)

    Congratulation for seeing your beautiful poem as poem of the day. May God brig you lots of happiness for you. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 6,391 Points Kelly Kurt (3/27/2015 12:29:00 PM)

    Thank you very much.I am humbled. Peace and happiness to you as well.

  • Gold Star - 5,027 Points Madathil Rajendran Nair (3/27/2015 9:14:00 AM)

    You have done your best in this poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 6,391 Points Kelly Kurt (3/27/2015 12:40:00 PM)

    Thank you, Madathil. I am lucky to have such support here at PH.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,680 Points Noreen Carden (3/27/2015 8:36:00 AM)

    Kelly congratulations on poem of the day success well deserved a lovely poem well done (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 6,391 Points Kelly Kurt (3/27/2015 12:31:00 PM)

    Thank you very much. I am honored by all the support.

  • Freshman - 765 Points Panmelys Panmelys Leschevin D'ere (3/27/2015 7:56:00 AM)

    Loved the ending, true art and a poets heart, wrapped in intense modern idiom; you've broken the rules of even
    the dragging feet of the lengthy Alexandrine - Bravo! Panmelys (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 6,391 Points Kelly Kurt (3/27/2015 12:33:00 PM)

    Your words honor me and I am truly appreciative. Peace my friend.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,180 Points Bharati Nayak (3/27/2015 6:35:00 AM)

    The poem comes from the depth of your heart and touches all hearts.Short and amazing poem. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 6,391 Points Kelly Kurt (3/27/2015 12:34:00 PM)

    It is my credo to always do my best. Thank you for your generous words.

  • Gold Star - 17,554 Points Roseann Shawiak (3/26/2015 1:51:00 PM)

    Totally amazing poem, Kelly! You make so much sense in a beautiful poetical style, just love you poetry! Thank you, RoseAnn. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 6,391 Points Kelly Kurt (3/26/2015 3:20:00 PM)

    It is an honor to share what comes from my soul and a much deeper honor to be accepted and receive compliments, especially from such an esteemed and eloquent writer as yourself. Thank you.

  • Gold Star - 26,799 Points Akhtar Jawad (3/20/2015 10:10:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem, every line and particularly the last line reached in the depths of my heart.............10 (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 6,391 Points Kelly Kurt (3/26/2015 3:16:00 PM)

    Thank you very much! I have always lived by that credo and believe that if one does his or her best, that is all that can be asked.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 15, 2015


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