Kelly Kurt

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

Ignorance And Arrogance - Poem by Kelly Kurt

What marvels are we, taming our surroundings
Unquestionably superior to all life
Mocking the mindsets of medieval civilizations
Scoffing at any extraterrestrial incursion
Confident that we know what we’re doing to this planet
The Earth is no longer deemed the center of the Cosmos
But only for a few hundred years
Half an eye blink of time from the trees
Still violent, mindless, instinctual animals
Ridiculously puny, fetal
Few species alive as fledgling
This universe,13.72 billion years old
And this is only what we call the year 2015
Two hundred-thousand years old as a species
Yet industrialization is barely a century old
The technology age, a mere few decades
The world, run by believers in Bronze Age myths
Divided into clans, tribes, packs
Still warring instead of cooperating
Spending the lion’s share on military
Shallow pursuits and interests
Worshipping actors and athletes
Idolizing money
Rampant consumerism
Political corruption and incompetence
Waste, selfishness, entitlement, conceit
Should we somehow persevere another two-hundred years
Let alone two-hundred thousand or more
Our descendants will look upon us as we do cavemen
Superstitious, primitive, irresponsible beasts
Unable to control our brains
Unwilling to be rational
Squandering the rarity of consciousness

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about Ignorance And Arrogance by Kelly Kurt

  • Dimitrios Galanis (2/10/2016 4:16:00 PM)


    I'll try to translate this marvellous one into hellinika. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (2/10/2016 10:37:00 PM)

    Thank you my friend. I like this piece too. The truth of it saddens me though

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  • (12/17/2015 5:28:00 PM)


    Squandering the rarity of consciousness.....simply because we have stopped believing in it! We seem to embrace darkness instead of light. Very effective and heartfelt write. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/17/2015 9:12:00 PM)

    Thank you, Savita. We have a long way to go as a species. Some, further than others

  • Brian Mayo (12/13/2015 8:19:00 AM)


    Brilliant poem, packaging well-hashed themes into a fresh, concise condemnation of the species, which it sorely deserves. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/13/2015 2:15:00 PM)

    We have a lot more evolving to do

  • (12/13/2015 1:13:00 AM)


    You have impeccably summarized all the innumerable virtues of social mankind.
    Frightening, is it not.?
    Thanks for this small History book in a poetic nut shell.
    Easier to swallow.
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/13/2015 2:14:00 PM)

    We are a species of animal life with potential, but we are animals and act like it with regularity

  • Souren Mondal (12/12/2015 9:15:00 AM)


    It is not necessary ignorance, but more precisely a kind of voluntary ignorance, choosen by that 1 pc of the population, that screws our beautiful planet and everything in it... A wonderful poem Kelly. Thank you for sharing.. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/12/2015 12:51:00 PM)

    The 99% has their blame as well. Actually, it isn't even about blame, it's just an observation of our reality. We are barely evolved monkeys..... That's All
    Thank you, Souren

  • Akhtar Jawad (12/12/2015 8:17:00 AM)


    A thought provoking poem based on a survey of the history of human civilization. we are still the same superstitious man who lived in the caves.
    Our descendants will look upon us as we do cavemen
    Superstitious, primitive, irresponsible beasts
    Unable to control our brains
    Unwilling to be rational
    Squandering the rarity of consciousness
    It's a wonderful work by great Kelly Kurt.
    (Report) Reply

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

    Thank you, Akhtar. I would love to see what we become in a few thousand or hundred thousand more years

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (12/12/2015 7:26:00 AM)


    Mocking the mindsets of medieval civilizations and taming our surroundings we find wonderful theme along with poem wisely drafted and shared. Very amazingly drafted and shared.10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/12/2015 12:26:00 PM)

    We are one of the newer species of life on this planet and still in our infancy

  • Muhammad Imtiyaz (12/12/2015 2:25:00 AM)


    very nice sir....highly concerned about mother earth.... (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/12/2015 12:25:00 PM)

    And our future as a species. Thanks, Muhammad

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 12, 2015



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