Kelly Kurt

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

Fair Exchange - Poem by Kelly Kurt

A thousand tomorrows
For one blissful today
A fair trade considering
Yesterdays’ poor array

Would you give up a year
To assure a moment
One that’s wholly savored
Or even just content

A price on time’s substance
Is worth a second thought
Not every day’s priceless
Despite what we’ve been taught

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about Fair Exchange by Kelly Kurt

  • Valsa George (12/1/2015 3:54:00 AM)


    Concise write and great wisdom! Yes, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush! 'Now' has greater assurance than unborn tomorrows! You have presented this time concept in a beautiful way, Kelly! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/1/2015 2:04:00 PM)

    Life is a rare commodity as are its numbered days, but not all days are priceless.
    Thanks, Valsa

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/30/2015 2:44:00 AM)


    Moments are to cherish and present is far better than thousand tomm. You nailed it with this poem, Sir. Thanks for sharing, A thought for mind to work. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/30/2015 1:37:00 PM)

    Tomorrow is never assured. I thought about this for quite some time (And many times in the past) All that exists for each of us in any real sense is the present. A lifetime of joy in a day is worth all possible tomorrows

  • Wes Vogler (11/30/2015 2:34:00 AM)


    Such bargaining would probably entail our friend, Smoking Curly. Legend has it he don't lose very many.
    The verse was well constructed. Continue, my son.
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/30/2015 1:34:00 PM)

    **Thank you my friend

  • Paul Brookes (11/30/2015 2:31:00 AM)


    I loved this it stirred me and gave me pause for though would I give up a thousand tomorrows for one blissful day Probably enjoyed thanks (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/30/2015 1:33:00 PM)

    Having lived over 21,000 days, I can state that the vast majority were average at best. I would trade the rest of my life for a perfect week

  • Souren Mondal (11/30/2015 2:28:00 AM)


    When you go through clinical depression, each day is like an effin war fought for no reasons. Thanks for sharing Kelly.. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/30/2015 1:29:00 PM)

    And as those days add up, so does the depression

  • Shakil Ahmed (11/30/2015 2:24:00 AM)


    A thousand tomorrows
    For one blissful today
    A fair trade considering
    Yesterdays’ poor array you have nicely compared in these lines, beautiful poem thanks for sharing
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/30/2015 1:28:00 PM)

    Retrospect shows many days have been banal at best

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/30/2015 2:09:00 AM)


    Yes wonderfully you have judged one blissful day with thousands of tomorrows and this poem is very wisely drafted on life. We have realize a price on Time's substance. Very interesting poem shared. Nicely penned.10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/30/2015 1:26:00 PM)

    So many days are meaningless at best. I would trade many of those for one ideal moment

  • (11/30/2015 2:01:00 AM)


    Like, like, like
    But we can't manipulate Time,
    Only sometimes, rhyme.

    You do such a good job,
    One poem after another
    Your work defies time,
    And so many fans does gather!
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/30/2015 1:25:00 PM)

    Thank you, Sandra. Time defies me.: -)

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 30, 2015



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