Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 201,330 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Layers Of Life - Poem by Kelly Kurt

Each portion of our lives, a new coat of paint
The previous layers buried but not gone
Some were crackled and faded
Some were unsullied, barely dry
But the brush of time ne’er restrains its stroke
Abrasions may reveal erstwhile layers
But only in pieces and provisionally
The portraitist continually adding
Layers of life

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

Comments about Layers Of Life by Kelly Kurt

  • Melvina Germain (8/11/2015 3:03:00 AM)

    Profound, food for thought, you create such beauty in your poems. I want to read and read, it's a pleasure to partake in your literary feast...Erstwhile...Love this word...Once again, a beautiful and delightful poem..... (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (8/11/2015 1:54:00 PM)

    Thank you dear poetess

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  • (3/30/2015 5:23:00 PM)

    May you keep on painting and writing with your wonderful...brush of time.... such deep and lovely poem which make us think with the intensity and originality of your work. plus spreading enjoyment. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (3/30/2015 7:03:00 PM)

    I may have continued writing without the kind support I have received here, but There is no doubt now that I will persevere, if only to read your comments. Thank you, Sandra.

  • Paul Sebastian (3/30/2015 9:13:00 AM)

    Very insightful poem. True, we add layer over layers of our growing years. Evolving. Yet we are not able to hide all of our past. Thought-provoking poem. Thanks so much. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (3/30/2015 2:23:00 PM)

    I'm painting myself even now.: -) Thank you, Paul.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 29, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, April 20, 2015

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