Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 196,817 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Happiness, Fate, Work And Fear - Poem by Kelly Kurt

If happiness is all I need
Then I’ll let laughter be my creed
Smiles are all I want from life
I want no hate, no worry or strife
My neighbors I will fill with cheer
And keep them happy throughout the year
For who can smile while fighting back a tear?

If fate is my one driving force
Then destiny is mine of course
I’ll need not fight or work or strive
I certainly will still alive
‘Til what I am to do is done
But ‘til that time I’ll have no fun
For who can cheer when the battle’s not yet won?

If work is what’s to get me through
Then work and work is what I’ll do
I’ll sweat and strain to reach each goal
And not let failures take their toll
Success is all I will strive for
So when I’m done, I’ll work some more
For who can rest when it’s work they adore?

If fear should dominate my days
I won’t be free to go my ways
To seek a life I want to live
Or give the love I want to give
I’ll live a life of constant threat
And not feel safe to take a breath
For who can breathe when he’s scared to death?

If life is all these things my dear
Like happiness. Fate work and fear
Then who’s to say which path you’ll choose
Or if you’ll win, or if you’ll lose
Or if the path you choose is one
Of the best beneath the sun
For who but you knows this, my son?

Topic(s) of this poem: hope, life, love, memory, nature

Comments about Happiness, Fate, Work And Fear by Kelly Kurt

  • Khairul Ahsan (6/25/2016 9:51:00 PM)

    I was amazed to read this beautiful poem of yours. Well conceived, well expressed but I would rather say, not well appreciated by the readers as yet.
    The two comments received so far, are of course, well discoursed too. The earlier one has been well responded to by the poet, and the latter comment is a deep thought, well expressed by Chinedu Dike. Loved both.
    A poem that certainly deserves 10/10 from me, and I am so glad to give just that rating.
    I have quoted your poem on my Facebook wall this morning, giving due credit to you. Hope that meets with your approval.
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    Kelly Kurt (6/25/2016 10:12:00 PM)

    Your comments and replies have given me great satisfaction. I write with an open mind and heart and so give replies with satisfaction and love

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  • Chinedu Dike (3/30/2015 2:32:00 AM)

    Happiness is a state of mind which can be induced by Autosuggestion as one takes a higher altitude in order to look down at ones problems. Taking things and situations in stride is essential to ones happiness.
    Fear is a bunch of sinister shadows, a shadow has no substance, it's usually only a magnified reflection of something small. That's why on standing up to fear, we usually find it inconsequential.
    As par fate, sometimes forces of the mind can be called upon to deviate the course of forces of fate.
    To work is to pray and dignity in labour is fulfilling experience.
    A beautiful poem subtly penned.
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    Khairul Ahsan (6/25/2016 9:52:00 PM)

    Loved your comment, Chinedu Dike. Well conceived, well expressed comment.

    Kelly Kurt (3/30/2015 3:19:00 AM)

    A marvelous and deeply appreciated comment. Thank you!

  • Stephen Pennell (3/28/2015 4:45:00 AM)

    Like this, fate plays its part but fear is a constant will you lose your jodyour health your happiness (Report) Reply

    Khairul Ahsan (6/25/2016 9:54:00 PM)

    Loved your wonderful reply to this comment, Kelly Kurt.

    Kelly Kurt (3/28/2015 12:19:00 PM)

    Ah, but fear is quite often just a negative 'reaction' instead of a positive 'action'. A conditioned response in lieu of a proactive stance. Fear is suffering in advance for that which may never happen. Thank you for reading and your approval. It means a lot to me.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 14, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, April 20, 2015

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