Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 211,210 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Bar Fight - Poem by Kelly Kurt

Alcohol was involved
No more than immaturity
A perceived affront
If peers, especially females
Were not present
It may have been avoided
Voices got louder
Statements more inane
Ridiculous threats
Initial shove
Flailing extremities
Some gathered ‘round to gawk
Some couldn't care less
Quickly over
On the floor
Pulled apart
Made to leave
Brief chatter about the event ensued
Five minutes later, all was as before
Pointless interruption

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I walked to a local bar to see my friends play their music. Just before midnight, I watched the pathetic progression of a childish brawl. It sickened me.

Comments about Bar Fight by Kelly Kurt

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (1/25/2016 1:15:00 PM)

    No more than immaturity. Very amazing drafting shared on life on bar fight. Wisely penned.10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (1/25/2016 2:19:00 PM)

    Base human nature on display

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  • Souren Mondal (1/24/2016 10:33:00 PM)

    Yeah, I remember being a part of two unneseccary brawl in my life - both of them were crazy - the earlier one, I can pretty take it into account since the guys involved were really young fools, in the second one, a a-hole of 23 thought it was a good idea to fight about an issue that is not worth anything, and I got involved too - the only time I actually fought someone. People, fighting with each other, seems to be the weirdest shit to me.. Underneath all that aggresion and 'puffing up', as Pam says it, there is just a hollow space - a denial of their own ridiculousness... A wonderfully written poem Kelly. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (1/25/2016 12:33:00 AM)

    The combatants were in their early 20s, and obviously drunk. All I could do was shake my head and hope they would eventually grow up

  • Pamela Sinicrope (1/24/2016 8:38:00 PM)

    That seems just about how it happens. The only think I might add is the interesting phenomenon of 'puffing up' I have observed between men. It reminds me of birds. How the men puff up their chests to make themselves look bigger? Anyways, I'm sorry you had to have that experience before you were able to enjoy some nice live music. Nice progression in the writing. (Report) Reply

    Pamela Sinicrope (1/25/2016 7:12:00 AM)

    Have you written any poetry about your body building experiences? Curious as I have a friend who is into bodybuilding now. She's competing in figure competitions.

    Kelly Kurt (1/25/2016 12:31:00 AM)

    I have never raised my hand in anger. I have walked away many times from people that wanted to fight though. In my prime, I was a powerful bodybuilder, but my rationality was even more powerful. My friends put on a marvelous Bluegrass performance, playing right through the spectacle.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 24, 2016

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