Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 206,566 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

June Bugs - Poem by Kelly Kurt

On the scale of stupidity, as far as insects go
June bugs are the most obtuse creatures that I know
They are far less graceful than flying hippopotami
Nary a one surviving to see the month of July
At night I sit inside with my reading lamp turned on
As they bounce off of my windows (My conclusion is foregone)
In mornings light, outside my room, I see the repercussions
Two dozen lying on their backs, all dead from concussions

Topic(s) of this poem: bugs, life, nature


Comments about June Bugs by Kelly Kurt

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (5/25/2015 11:29:00 AM)


    I haven't seen or experienced these bugs. Yet, your poem was a very interesting read. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (5/25/2015 2:20:00 PM)

    They are like tanks with wings.: -) Aimlessly meandering, bouncing off of everything, landing on their backs (or in my coffee cup) They come out in great number in mid May and are all dead by late June

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  • (5/24/2015 2:40:00 PM)


    Amazing how you, Mr. Poet, can capture in a poem these things we think of but never even say.
    Thank you.
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    Kelly Kurt (5/24/2015 3:45:00 PM)

    Absolutely everything is a poem. All a rock, a bug, an emotion or a toenail clipping needs, is to be recognized and translated into a readable version.
    Thanks for your ego boosting comments.: -)

  • Ayman Parray (5/24/2015 1:09:00 AM)


    You are truly gifted sir, the poem made me sad and happy at the same time. One does not often feel the two opposite feelings often. Thanks Kelly (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (5/24/2015 2:27:00 AM)

    Thanks, Ayman. Even now, I can hear them bouncing off of my window panes, trying to get to the light. Some get inside and fly hap-hazardly through my room, caroming off walls and even me.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 24, 2015



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