Kelly Kurt

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

Killing From Afar - Poem by Kelly Kurt

Progress?
A screen
A button
An order
Miles high
Miles away
Impersonal
Abstract
Collateral carnage, coldly calculated
From hand-to-hand
To sword
To arrow
To gun
To computer
Easier to kill
No longer humans

Topic(s) of this poem: life, warfare


Comments about Killing From Afar by Kelly Kurt

  • Souren Mondal (1/30/2016 9:22:00 PM)


    It is really sad how all that is needed is a drone to kill people... Human lives mean nothing nowadays unfortunately... (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/30/2016 10:38:00 PM)

    From the comfort of an easy chair

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  • Daniel Brick (1/30/2016 6:20:00 PM)


    The poem's second list of weapons from hand to hand weapons to present day, you can feel the heat of battle decrease to nothing, not eve cold fury, no, not even that, just calculations, no emotional response. But on the other side of things, the hot hate of USA is raging. I'm in your camp on this issue - and we're waving the white flag, nssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/30/2016 10:37:00 PM)

    Immoral cowards at the controls.

  • Wes Vogler (1/30/2016 2:49:00 PM)


    Good eye Dimitrious the axe is striking Very little happens with Kelly by accident (imp-like) (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/30/2016 5:31:00 PM)

    You know me well, Wes. No limerick, rhyme or poesy would do this subject justice

  • Dimitrios Galanis (1/30/2016 1:06:00 PM)


    Τhe form of the poem [the metre] persuades you too. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/30/2016 5:29:00 PM)

    Thanks, Dimitrios. Wes is right (little imp) Not my usual form or cadence. Used to make harsh emphases and impact

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 30, 2016



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