Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 194,030 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Cricket In My Room - Poem by Kelly Kurt

The call, it comes from everywhere
All hours of the day and night
I’ve turned my whole room upside-down
Yet he stays hidden from my sight
How can a bug that is so small
Create such a deafening sound
I cannot sleep or concentrate
Until this arthropod is found
I will not stomp upon his head
Should I find where he’s concealed
Or pay him back for sleepless nights
To my humanity I’ll yield
I will remove him to the yard
My own noise statute to enforce
And let him have a second chance
Singing with his brethren’s chorus

Topic(s) of this poem: life, nature


Comments about Cricket In My Room by Kelly Kurt

  • Brian Mayo (11/1/2015 10:11:00 AM)


    Excellent. You start out extremely frustrated but end on a note of compassion, which was unexpected. Nice poem, Kelly. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/1/2015 11:26:00 AM)

    Perhaps I am a bit odd, but I have a respect for ALL life. Thanks, Brian

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  • Wes Vogler (10/31/2015 11:25:00 PM)


    Much more of liking in my limited scope of appreciation, both the rhyming and the humanity. This one I read to my wife of sixty one years and she liked.. On goes the search thru your sometimes amusing and sometimes irritating work.
    I am glad you are there. (Not a fan of haiku) I am a fan of English cryptic crosswords
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/1/2015 1:57:00 AM)

    We all have different tastes. Thats what makes the world go round. I'm glad that your wife enjoyed. I am a big crossword fan too. The harder the better and english cryptics can be a fun challange. Thanks, Wes. Take care.

  • Tushar Ray (8/29/2015 9:29:00 PM)


    Enjoyed reading the poem very much- affectionate love for the cricket after being bothered so much! - Thushar (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (8/29/2015 9:44:00 PM)

    As much right to exist as I. I am glad you enjoyed

  • David Wood (8/28/2015 1:31:00 PM)


    A really lovely thoughtful poem. Lovely rhyme and timing. Great work. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (8/28/2015 3:40:00 PM)

    Thanks, David. I haven't found him yet tho: -)

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 28, 2015



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