Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 18,892 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 - 78 Points Anna Mccabe (6/28/2015 10:33:00 PM)

    Your word choice and examples here are beautiful (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 18,892 Points Kelly Kurt (6/28/2015 11:53:00 PM)

    Thank you, Anna. It is a personal favorite of mine and heartfelt.

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  • Rookie - 12 Points Sara Javed (6/27/2015 9:55:00 AM)

    Beautiful poetry! Love the expressions, and the words! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 18,892 Points Kelly Kurt (6/27/2015 6:52:00 PM)

    Thank you, Sara. I appreciate your kind words.

  • Gold Star - 15,342 Points Ramesh Rai (6/25/2015 10:40:00 AM)

    Beautiful write expressing truthfulness. Thanks for share + 10. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 18,892 Points Kelly Kurt (6/25/2015 1:30:00 PM)

    Thank you, Ramesh

  • Bronze Star - 2,815 Points Ayman Parray (6/20/2015 1:19:00 PM)

    This is the best poem indeed. And I do agree with you when you say, 'You cannot do better than your best'. Thank you for putting this highly inspiring thought in my mind. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 18,892 Points Kelly Kurt (6/20/2015 4:00:00 PM)

    If anything I write has a positive effect, I am fulfilled as a writer.
    Thank you, Ayman

  • Rookie - 59 Points Pius Beeps Adamu (6/6/2015 2:07:00 PM)

    The best is always required of us. Well written. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 18,892 Points Kelly Kurt (6/6/2015 2:52:00 PM)

    Any less would be failure.
    Thanks, Pius

  • Rookie - 41 Points Xenophon Das (6/4/2015 9:51:00 PM)

    that's the real attitude........ HATS-UP MAN.... (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 18,892 Points Kelly Kurt (6/5/2015 10:11:00 AM)

    Thanks, Xenophon

  • Rookie - 315 Points Nel Omofolarin (5/27/2015 2:40:00 AM)

    Genius...! No man beats his best..excellent poem (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 18,892 Points Kelly Kurt (5/27/2015 10:24:00 AM)

    Thanks, Nel

  • Rookie - 90 Points Suppiah Asokan (5/23/2015 10:43:00 AM)

    Beautifully written hats off. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 18,892 Points Kelly Kurt (5/23/2015 12:50:00 PM)

    Thank you, Suppiah. I am overwhelmed by the positive responses to my simple poem

  • Freshman - 936 Points Queeny Gona (5/22/2015 12:14:00 PM)

    A wonderful composition by you dear sir! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 18,892 Points Kelly Kurt (5/22/2015 3:20:00 PM)

    Thank you kind poet, Queeny

  • Silver Star - 4,272 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/21/2015 1:36:00 AM)

    Highly inspirational. Your best is enough my friend. well done! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 18,892 Points Kelly Kurt (5/21/2015 12:20:00 PM)

    Thank you, Howard (You truly are motivational) It is cliché perhaps, but anything less than 100% effort is a failure on the part of the actor

  • Rookie - 323 Points Kundai Courtney Gomo (5/19/2015 2:06:00 AM)

    simple, yet speaking volumes.lovely (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 18,892 Points Kelly Kurt (5/19/2015 9:22:00 AM)

    Thanks, Kundai. I think that truths can and should be spoken simply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Michael Joseph (5/17/2015 8:21:00 PM)

    I find the simplicity makes this more deep. You should get this published. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 18,892 Points Kelly Kurt (5/19/2015 9:19:00 AM)

    Thanks, Michael

  • Bronze Star - 2,815 Points Ayman Parray (5/13/2015 12:49:00 PM)

    Great sentiment, and poetry - love can make you do your best, only if it is not a jest- thank you sir (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 18,892 Points Kelly Kurt (5/13/2015 4:21:00 PM)

    Thanks, Ayman. Love is a tremendous motivator but doing your best should be a way of life

  • Gold Star - 29,943 Points Akhtar Jawad (5/13/2015 3:27:00 AM)

    But I can promise only this
    To do my best
    A wonderful poem with amazing two last lines..............10 (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 18,892 Points Kelly Kurt (5/13/2015 12:31:00 PM)

    Thank you, Ahktar

  • Rookie - 353 Points Kate Lechoe (5/11/2015 4:44:00 AM)

    A well written poem. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 18,892 Points Kelly Kurt (5/11/2015 11:45:00 AM)

    Thanks, Kate.

  • Freshman - 557 Points Zoila T. Flores (5/9/2015 5:20:00 PM)

    It's a beautiful Poem. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 18,892 Points Kelly Kurt (5/9/2015 5:29:00 PM)

    Thank you, Zoila

  • Veteran Poet - 1,105 Points Melissa Tamayo (5/8/2015 8:34:00 PM)

    Little written with much impact... Nice work (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 18,892 Points Kelly Kurt (5/9/2015 11:50:00 AM)

    Thank you Melissa.

  • Freshman - 625 Points Elena Plotkin (5/8/2015 8:46:00 AM)

    Powerful write! A poem that stays with you long after you have read it. well done! 10+ (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 18,892 Points Kelly Kurt (5/8/2015 10:10:00 AM)

    Thank you very much, Elena

  • Rookie - 217 Points Alka .. (5/7/2015 9:31:00 AM)

    beautifully expressed it is diluting in inside, beautiful piece (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 18,892 Points Kelly Kurt (5/7/2015 11:13:00 AM)

    Thank you, Alka.

  • Silver Star - 3,238 Points Frank Davis, Sr. (5/4/2015 2:39:00 AM)

    Everyone's personal standard of excellence.
    Only your best is good enough; only good enough is not your best.
    Outstanding work, Kelly! (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 18,892 Points Kelly Kurt (5/4/2015 12:50:00 PM)

    Thank you so much, Frank. I truly believe this.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, April 20, 2015


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