Kelly Kurt

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

It Doesn't Add Up - Poem by Kelly Kurt

We seem have a desire to count
As if everything has some amount
From people to money and beyond
We simply wield our magic wand
Thinking that love can be reckoned
Or life detailed by the second
Beauty somehow calculated
A person’s worth rightly rated
Enumeration has its place
Counting blessings, timing a race
If the urge to tally lingers
Count to ten upon your fingers

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about It Doesn't Add Up by Kelly Kurt

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (11/5/2015 8:57:00 AM)


    Counting or for that matter, mathematics, is the language of ignorance. We can't live without it. Great observation and therefore a 10. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/5/2015 2:39:00 PM)

    Math can be a great and sometimes singular descriptor of physics but doesn't do justice to the intangibles

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/4/2015 5:34:00 PM)


    We simply wield our magic wand
    Thinking that love can be reckoned. Very wonderful expression about life topic. Vibrating and truthful values are basis of this sustaining. Amazing sharing...10
    (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/4/2015 6:16:00 PM)

    Thank you, Sir. So many things are impossible to calculate

  • Valsa George (11/4/2015 6:29:00 AM)


    We keep counting as if we can fix the value of each thing by counting! We try to see if our efforts tally with the outcome! But this is foolish as many things are beyond our calculation and our tagging the price! Wise thoughts rightly put! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/4/2015 12:48:00 PM)

    Thank you, Valsa. Much is beyond calculation

  • Pamela Sinicrope (11/4/2015 6:25:00 AM)


    The Whole is definitely greater than the sum of the parts...there's the magic! :) Nice poem Kelly. And yes, the couplet at the end is perfect. Thanks for sharing your poem. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/4/2015 12:45:00 PM)

    Thanks, Pam. Many things are incalculable. (Although as of today I am 21115 days old) : -)

  • Sanjukta Nag (11/4/2015 12:47:00 AM)


    If the urge to tally lingers
    Count to ten upon your fingers
    Well said sir. Very nice poem.
    (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/4/2015 1:18:00 AM)

    Mothers have long given the advice to count to ten before doing anything rash: -) Thanks, Sanjukta

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/4/2015 12:05:00 AM)


    How often we commit this silly mistake and we keep on repeating it.......we miss vital things and count smaller ones...Liked it Sir. Thanks for sharing such beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/4/2015 1:20:00 AM)

    I am glad you liked it, my friend

Read all 12 comments »




Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags


Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 4, 2015



[Report Error]