Kelly Kurt

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

Do It Yourself (Limerick) - Poem by Kelly Kurt

An old man tried to cut his own hair
Each clip left less and less of it there
With hairline receding
And both his ears bleeding
Folks have another reason to stare

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Form: Limerick


Comments about Do It Yourself (Limerick) by Kelly Kurt

  • Wes Vogler (11/14/2015 11:42:00 PM)


    Kelly I have a break-through I found I can go to your poems and re-arrange the order by date submitted and can thus read your up-to-date stuff, especially limericks. I have commented on a few limericks. In the process I am finding other limericists. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/15/2015 8:00:00 PM)

    Yes it takes a while to explore the site and get to know various ways to make it easier. there have been some damn good limericists here, . You are among them

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  • Wes Vogler (11/1/2015 12:28:00 AM)


    I like it. Dare I
    say the last line would scan better as Folks now HAVE one more REAson to stare.
    (forgive me as I am new to the scene.. is it allowed to suggest changes or is this a no-no?)
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/1/2015 1:28:00 AM)

    It is one of the reasons I post, Wes. I do like your last line better. Thank you

  • Sanjukta Nag (10/31/2015 9:55:00 AM)


    Hahaha! very enjoyable one. Next time he better be careful: -) (Report) Reply

  • Brian Mayo (10/29/2015 12:19:00 AM)


    LOL- not too shabby! Better than most. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/29/2015 2:43:00 PM)

    Thanks, Brian. Funny because it is true, : -)

  • Valsa George (10/28/2015 12:12:00 AM)


    Poor old man! A very plausible misadventure! Enjoyed! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/28/2015 12:27:00 AM)

    It is autobiographical.: -)
    Thanks, Valsa

  • Akhtar Jawad (10/27/2015 7:59:00 PM)


    Folks have another reason to stare
    What a poor old man do, he can just help himself.
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/28/2015 12:26:00 AM)

    I'm used to it.: -)

  • (10/27/2015 3:26:00 PM)


    I cut my own hair,
    I hope I don't share,
    As bad, an experience, as this.

    So well written, even with both ears bleeding, we have to smile at the dangers of old age.
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/28/2015 12:24:00 AM)

    Thanks, Sandra. Yes, if you don't smile, you most assuredly will cry.: -)

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/27/2015 1:09:00 PM)


    Wow, I liked it, It is not wise idea to do to everything by ourselves, at times we need help of others to perform for us...Nicely thought Limerick. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/27/2015 3:16:00 PM)

    I have done almost everything for myself in the last decade. Including stitches, dentistry, haircuts and psychiatry. Obviously the psychiatry didn't work as well as hoped. : -)
    Thanks, Mohammed

  • Paul Amrod (10/27/2015 9:27:00 AM)


    This is a highly amusing and highly entertainly. I love your art of twisting words. Thanks Kelly, Paul (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/27/2015 3:13:00 PM)

    Although I haven't excised my ears, I have nicked them, Thanks, Paul

  • Pamela Sinicrope (10/27/2015 6:25:00 AM)


    Oh no! I cut my own hair a few times when I was younger. The memories are painful, not from the cut, but from the aftermath! Be careful! I've told you before, but I love Limericks...they stick in your head like pop songs. If theyre good, that's great, but if the're bad, Ohhhhhhhhh! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/27/2015 3:11:00 PM)

    I agree. I hope this one didn't hurt too bad. : -)

  • (10/27/2015 2:28:00 AM)


    was going to the barber today
    after reading your limerick
    I'll give it a pass and go another day
    yhanks Kelly-10
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/27/2015 3:09:00 PM)

    I would like to be bald. That would be more practical.: -)

  • Rajnish Manga (10/27/2015 2:24:00 AM)


    Humour personified in the 'Do It Yourself' Series. Enjoyed the fun but dismayed by the blood. An old novice on the job. No? Thanks. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/27/2015 3:08:00 PM)

    I have cut my own hair for decades. I'm still not very good at it.: -)
    Thanks, Rajnish

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 27, 2015



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