Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 99,116 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

Topic(s) of this poem: hope, life, love, memory, nature, philosophical , trying


Comments about I Can Promise Only This by Kelly Kurt

  • Diane Montemayor Diane Montemayor (2/8/2016 6:02:00 AM)

    Sir,

    The pure heart, the unconditional love, the goodness of ones soul, , , can we promise this to all less fortunate people..Hoping! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (2/8/2016 2:36:00 PM)

    Thanks, Diane. I hope so

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  • Roseann Shawiak (2/1/2016 2:56:00 PM)

    Kelly, I love this poem of your heart showing the goodness of your soul, it's inspiring. It is my philosophy in life also, as I give from my heart and never count the cost, always doing my best. It's all anyone can ask from us really, to do our best. Really wonderful poem, Kelly. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (2/1/2016 8:38:00 PM)

    I hope it isn't just the primitive, competitiveness in me, but I cannot not do my best.
    Thanks, RoseAnn

  • The Poet Poet (2/1/2016 11:53:00 AM)

    very cute curt and clear i see here in PH u r the best we will catch up hopefully too (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (2/1/2016 2:32:00 PM)

    Best is a relative, subjective and ambiguous word. But I appreciate the comment.
    Peace, Poet Poet

  • Ernest Makuakua Ernest Makuakua (1/19/2016 9:34:00 AM)

    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

    you can do all you wish but one thing i promise to do my best

    i'm inspired thank you for sharing you are the best (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/19/2016 1:07:00 PM)

    I am a simple poet and as such, I appreciate your kind words

  • The Poet Poet (1/10/2016 1:21:00 PM)

    sir ur the bestest poet here do read me to help me climb up the ladder albeit slowly

    I too silently saw
    your lips quicker
    as your whole body
    did shiver

    I was engaged and amazed
    at your inner silence
    between my eyes
    you speared
    your intelligence

    and

    silently uttered those
    desired words
    one lover says
    to another
    how he and she
    also wish to hear

    I LOVE YOU DEAR

    but you blush only
    no answer you give
    but a silent
    yes
    one does hear

    and

    you say come near
    sweetness endear (Report) Reply

  • The Poet Poet (1/10/2016 1:18:00 PM)

    I too silently saw
    your lips quicker
    as your whole body
    did shiver

    I was engaged and amazed
    at your inner silence
    between my eyes
    you speared
    your intelligence

    and

    silently uttered those
    desired words
    one lover says
    to another
    how he and she
    also wish to hear

    I LOVE YOU DEAR

    but you blush only
    no answer you give
    but a silent
    yes
    one does hear

    and

    you say come near
    sweetness endear (Report) Reply

  • The Poet Poet (1/10/2016 1:17:00 PM)

    you are the bestest poet here will you help me reach up the ladder albeit slowly do read this for me

    I too silently saw
    your lips quicker
    as your whole body
    did shiver

    I was engaged and amazed
    at your inner silence
    between my eyes
    you speared
    your intelligence

    and

    silently uttered those
    desired words
    one lover says
    to another
    how he and she
    also wish to hear

    I LOVE YOU DEAR

    but you blush only
    no answer you give
    but a silent
    yes
    one does hear

    and

    you say come near
    sweetness endear (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/10/2016 2:37:00 PM)

    Thank you, Poet poet. I hope you post this for all to see

  • Fatemeh Tarkashvand Fatemeh Tarkashvand (12/29/2015 12:37:00 PM)

    AWESOME. thanks for sharing dear (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/10/2016 2:36:00 PM)

    .Thank you, Fatemeh. .

  • Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (12/19/2015 2:04:00 AM)

    One of my all time favorite poems. I keep reading it every now and then. So much hope and promise in this poem. Thank you Kelly Kurt. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/10/2016 2:34:00 PM)

    Thank you my friend. It is a poem that I also refer to when inspiration is needed

  • Dhiren Chandra Dhiren Chandra (12/11/2015 3:03:00 AM)

    A poem of deep meaning, Sir. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/11/2015 11:06:00 AM)

    I thank you, Dhiren

  • Dinda Khairani Dinda Khairani (12/7/2015 3:07:00 PM)

    Simple but has a deep meaning
    Thank you for sharing, Kelly! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/7/2015 3:24:00 PM)

    Thank you, Dinda *

  • Shahin Latif Shahin Latif (12/7/2015 12:51:00 PM)

    Very good ink! I believe that it's your best work. I enjoyed to read it. Heartiest regards to you. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/7/2015 2:39:00 PM)

    Thank you so much, Shahin

  • Dimitrios Galanis Dimitrios Galanis (12/7/2015 8:40:00 AM)

    Το stand eager for every asked help even under the grief's shadow that is humanism and humanity, that is to be not a jungle's part. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/7/2015 2:48:00 PM)

    Thanks, Dimitrios

  • Georgios Venetopoulos Georgios Venetopoulos (12/7/2015 12:36:00 AM)

    A poem of dignity! Good morning, Kurt! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/7/2015 2:49:00 PM)

    Thanks, Georgios. Peace to you

  • Tim Wilds Tim Wilds (12/6/2015 1:59:00 PM)

    Kelly, this is amazing; one of the best poems I have ever read. I love how it builds up to the final 2 lines. To do my best. That's all we really can do isn't it? Thanks. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/6/2015 3:45:00 PM)

    I appreciate your very kind review, Tim

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (12/3/2015 11:25:00 PM)

    A very honest poem! Life may ask anything but we can only promise to do our best.
    Sometimes some things are possible, sometimes not! Thank you for sharing, Kelly. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/4/2015 12:45:00 AM)

    I never like to think that I could have tried more

  • Nigel Norton Nigel Norton (11/30/2015 6:05:00 AM)

    Great, what was the thought behind this if any? .

    I have wrote about personal things in the past but would never publish. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/30/2015 1:23:00 PM)

    No one incident. I just give my all whenever I give at all. Thanks, Nigel. Go ahead and post, it is why you wrote

  • The Poet Poet (11/29/2015 10:20:00 PM)

    Beautiful words convey your inner most as best (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/30/2015 12:54:00 AM)

    Thank you, Poet.

  • Giovanna Desanctis (11/27/2015 4:26:00 PM)

    Your office as a child made from unconditional love shows! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/27/2015 10:13:00 PM)

    It steered me right. Thanks, Giovanna

  • Bakuli Bhakali Bakuli Bhakali (11/20/2015 1:29:00 AM)

    A good relation is drawn between the deliverer and his never ending desire to deliver-
    Anything asked will be attempted, even a smile in the shadow of grief!
    Even after giving all his possessions he is ready to serve more
    And, comply the improbable mandate! !

    Nicely penned! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/20/2015 9:48:00 AM)

    You have understood my intent completely, Bakuli. Thank you

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, April 20, 2015


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