Kelly Kurt

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

Anticipation - Poem by Kelly Kurt

Eager expectation is a scarce commodity
Most nights, eyes are closed with acquiescence
The following day will be as preceding days
Trivial happenstances and nuanced irregularities
Occasionally flicker, flavoring the familiar
But Every now and then, something looms
A holiday, birthday or special event
A rendezvous
Time dilates, compulsory concentration wilts
Sleep is restless at best
Looking forward to something, anything, is exhilarating
Invigorating
With few exceptions, the excursion
Surpasses the objective

Topic(s) of this poem: anticipation, life


Comments about Anticipation by Kelly Kurt

  • (9/20/2015 7:33:00 AM)


    am I wrong if I tag this a matserpiece (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/20/2015 12:42:00 PM)

    Poetry is subjective and I appreciate your view.

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  • Bri Edwards (9/19/2015 10:30:00 PM)


    Occasionally flicker, flavoring the familiar......... i love the alliterations here!

    i think of Christmases as a boy; we even had snow where i used to live! i also, unfortunately, think of some recent restless moments at night in bed thinking of things i had to do or might feel guilty if i didn't do them, but which i did NOT want to do! ! !

    a fine poem. to MyPoemList it goes. much appreciated!
    bri :)

    p.s. favorite lines:

    But Every now and then, something looms
    A holiday, birthday or special event
    A rendezvous
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/19/2015 10:50:00 PM)

    Thank you, Bri. I remember the overnight anxiousness of those snowy eves.

  • (9/19/2015 9:08:00 PM)


    Eager expectation is a scarce commodity

    in Hinduism it is taught day and night through our way of living..

    Though Your poem and the poet's note have their own tales, I have the thought whether the expectations and their fulfillment are the reason for us to be happy or not to expect anything, and accept whatever that comes to be happy..

    Thank you for sharing
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/19/2015 10:03:00 PM)

    I am sure that the phenomenon is different for many people. Thanks, Veeriayah

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/19/2015 9:47:00 AM)


    Nice speculation. Beautiful and captivating poem. Thanks for sharing dear Kelly. ....10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/19/2015 1:05:00 PM)

    Thank you kind sir.

  • (9/19/2015 2:09:00 AM)


    To me just being able to see,
    the wonders of Nature,
    The love in poetry,
    Is more than enough excitement,
    In our daily sea of lunacy..

    Nice thought, nice poem well rounded anticipations.
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/19/2015 1:10:00 PM)

    So often, one day is much like the next and I know that it will be that way indefinitely. But once in a blue moon, I have something to look forward to (Like one of my kids coming to visit) and the intervening time is much different for me then. Of course on the downside, when I anticipate something and it fails to happen, it is depressing

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 19, 2015



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