Kelly Kurt

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

But - Poem by Kelly Kurt

The one word in the English language
That negates all that’s been said before it
Turns reasons into poor excuses
Annuls the most candid compliment
Invalidates a seemingly sincere promise
Abrogates even a simple statement

I wanted to write a better poem than this….
But

Topic(s) of this poem: excuses, life


Comments about But by Kelly Kurt

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/24/2015 6:55:00 PM)


    Keen observation on words BUT..............Wow very well thought poem..but.10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/24/2015 7:08:00 PM)

    Thanks, Mohammed. I try to avoid using the word.: -)

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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/24/2015 10:47:00 AM)


    Verily, the word ' BUT ' negates every sense in English. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/24/2015 12:53:00 PM)

    Some may try to sneak their way around it, using, 'however' or some similar word or technique, BUT it is the same.: -)

  • Pamela Sinicrope (9/24/2015 8:26:00 AM)


    Yes, I'm smiling... Enjoy starting my day looking through the lens of a witty sage! :) . Loved this one (I'm not doing a 'but' joke here, though was tempted) ... (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/24/2015 12:51:00 PM)

    D'oh! But and or butt jokes are always welcome.: -)
    Thank you, Pamela.

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (9/24/2015 1:38:00 AM)


    Quite uncommon way to look at common things, however simple they are. Exquisitely crafted poem, very inspiring too.+10. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/24/2015 12:49:00 PM)

    Thank you, Jayatissa. I have found that few people commit entirely to what they say, adding 'buts' as if they were proper nouns.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 24, 2015



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