Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 193,815 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Animals We - Poem by Kelly Kurt

There is no doubt that we are animals
One of the countless numbers that have existed
Mammals, primates, still instinctively habituated
A mere ten thousand years from stone and bone
Stripped of fur but still hunters
Wild
Savage
Reacting with haste and violence
Selfish, even in the tightest social order
We are nothing special
Yet

Topic(s) of this poem: life, truth


Comments about Animals We by Kelly Kurt

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (10/30/2015 8:32:00 PM)


    Stripped of fur but still hunters
    Wild
    Savage
    Reacting with haste and violence
    Selfish, even in the tightest social order
    We are nothing special
    Yet

    Verily, we are still animals in the real sense
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/30/2015 9:34:00 PM)

    It takes some effort and concentration, but we can overcome the mandates of our biology

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  • Anita Sharma (10/29/2015 5:46:00 PM)


    excellent write.loved and liked (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/30/2015 9:32:00 PM)

    In every sense of the word, we are animals
    Thanks, Anita

  • (10/29/2015 4:58:00 PM)


    And Yet, and yet, we think we are,
    We think we're so superior,
    But humanly, have not gone far.

    Love it!
    Never the truth about us better said
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/29/2015 10:35:00 PM)

    I am disappointed in our minor advancements as a civilization over the last few millennia.

  • Edmund Strolis (10/29/2015 9:38:00 AM)


    The very fact that I can make a steak and cheese hoagie allows me to believe that I must be part of some special species........so long as I don't watch the news! Once again you entertain and provoke thought and a bit of grudging optimisim.....YET. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/29/2015 2:22:00 PM)

    Thanks, Edmund. We have the best shot of any animal to transcend our beastly ways, yet few try to even recognize that opportunity

  • (10/29/2015 6:59:00 AM)


    Yeah you are right... It's a soul filling poem.. Thank you dear poet (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/29/2015 2:24:00 PM)

    Thank you, Manna. It is a little depressing to know we are just animals, but whatever led to the emergence of what we call sentience gives us the opportunity to truly be different

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/29/2015 6:39:00 AM)


    There is justification in title. So nicely composed. Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/29/2015 2:26:00 PM)

    Thanks, Kumarmani. The title was the most difficult part to get right

  • (10/29/2015 1:47:00 AM)


    the way things are going we long be gone before reaching that special status
    thanks Kelly.-10
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/29/2015 2:26:00 PM)

    I am all but certain that you are right, Loke. Thanks

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 29, 2015



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