Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 194,042 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Fortress - Poem by Kelly Kurt

A fortress built from solitude
Serves only to keep me inside
I once wished to be rescued, set free
Parades had passed every day
Not even a second glance
Inside, I seldom think there’s more
Than the time that has gelled
And the air, that ‘tho stale, still supports
And echoes that bounce without end
So grand it seems
I built this with mortal hands
But if one brick was removed?

Topic(s) of this poem: hope, life, loneliness, love, memory, nature, philosophical , self, self discovery, self reflection

Comments about Fortress by Kelly Kurt

  • (6/6/2015 10:48:00 AM)

    glimpse of freedom
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    Kelly Kurt (6/6/2015 2:48:00 PM)

    ~~Thank you, Yuvraj

    Kelly Kurt (6/6/2015 2:47:00 PM)

    Thank you, Yuvraj

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  • Colin Cedar Bell (5/8/2015 6:30:00 AM)

    Do I know that feeling...The need to protect ourselves, feelings, thoughts, integrity-and the need to connect, share ourselves, our heart, our thoughts, our lives. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (5/8/2015 10:23:00 AM)

    You understand

  • (4/2/2015 3:32:00 PM)

    This poem certainly makes one think. If you were to remove a brick, would it all collapse? Would the opening be big enough for you to escape or someone to get in? With such uncertainty, I suggest you keep those bricks well mortared. I liked this poem very much. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (4/2/2015 3:57:00 PM)

    The ambiguity was intentional. Thank you for your kind words, Lorraine.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 2, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, April 20, 2015

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