Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 205,818 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

A Smile - Poem by Kelly Kurt

See the transparent shield of indifference
The repelling force that separates men?
Faces, just faces
Minds, thoughts, lives, a wealth of diversity
What has time taught us to be?
No man can exist as an isolated entity
Not caring, aloft or in a pit
Contained within himself
A smile
The piercing shell that shatters the shield
The irrepressible force that binds our hearts
Names, not just faces
Shared thoughts, ideas and a mutual concern
All links in a chain, dependent upon the strength of unity
No one better, none worse
A smile

Topic(s) of this poem: hope, human condition, human nature, life, love, memory, nature, smile, smiling, social comment

Comments about A Smile by Kelly Kurt

  • (5/4/2015 7:54:00 AM)

    Kelly, this is so very true. Sometimes I feel as though I am the only person who feels this way. Seeing your poem is certainly reassuring. It reminds me so much of a poem that I wrote myself a few years ago called 'Freundlichkeit.' It reminds me so much that I just found it and uploaded it to PH.... funny how things go by so fast isn't it...? (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (5/4/2015 12:45:00 PM)

    Life is a fleeting thing. Smiles slow it down for a bit. Thanks, John

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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (4/11/2015 10:37:00 PM)

    Excellently expressed my friend! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (4/11/2015 10:43:00 PM)

    If you could see me now, you would see a smile. Thanks, Howard

  • Anil Kumar Panda (4/5/2015 6:11:00 AM)

    beautiful poem.we always behave stranger to each other.nice lines. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (4/5/2015 1:54:00 PM)

    Thank you, Tiku

  • (4/2/2015 3:46:00 PM)

    There is much wisdom in this poem. We all need each other. We are connected by unseen threads, and we can hurt each other or be caring and kind. That is our choice. And to see someone smile does bring hope. Very nice thoughts contained in your poem. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (4/2/2015 4:13:00 PM)

    Many strangers avert their eyes when approaching each other. I always give a smile.
    I like to think that it brightens their day a little and that they will pas it on.

  • (4/2/2015 10:01:00 AM)

    Thanks for your comment on my poem...and Kelly, your lovely poem made me smile making us friends... (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (4/2/2015 1:14:00 PM)

    Thank you my friend, Almedia.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 2, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, April 20, 2015

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