Kelly Kurt

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

Low Tech - Poem by Kelly Kurt

Electronics in the digital age
Confer us with efficiency and ease
Wondrous devices connect continents
High definition is certain to please
Pacemakers save innumerable lives
By global positioning we are led
But if the power grid should crash on us
We’d be lost if our batteries were dead

Topic(s) of this poem: life, technology


Comments about Low Tech by Kelly Kurt

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (11/5/2015 8:30:00 AM)


    We would never be dead if alive, kicking and around is God! Take it easy Mr. Kurt. We need a crash to learn our lessons. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/5/2015 2:58:00 PM)

    Most truly learned lessons seem to have to be done the hard way.

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  • Pamela Sinicrope (11/5/2015 8:06:00 AM)


    I enjoyed this... I like the irony of a cute rhyming poem with a very serious scary message... Tragicomedy? I liked this one... Take care! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/5/2015 2:57:00 PM)

    I purposely used the rhyme to emphasize the irony, Thanks, Pam

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/5/2015 5:53:00 AM)


    Just can not imagine a world without electronic gadgets and IT technology and mother of all inventions is electricity..... Wonderful, Sir. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/5/2015 2:55:00 PM)

    So rapid an advancement in tech, but still a reliance on archaic power supplies

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/5/2015 5:46:00 AM)


    Confer us with efficiency and ease and we shall feel the wonderful sense shared with wise mind. Fantastic...10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/5/2015 2:54:00 PM)

    Until we can devise a power source that is simple, cheap and unerring, we are at the mercy of failure

  • Sanjukta Nag (11/5/2015 5:36:00 AM)


    Absolutely, modern life is based on technologies, and you have expressed it well. But the ending is very brilliant and amusing. We’d be lost if our batteries were dead. Thank you. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/5/2015 2:52:00 PM)

    The day I wrote this, the battery died in my wall clock. I thought it was 4 AM but it was almost 8

  • Souren Mondal (11/5/2015 4:00:00 AM)


    A very interesting poem Kelly... Technology should be dependant on life rather than life being dependant on technology...

    Thanks for a short and well-thought poem..
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/5/2015 2:48:00 PM)

    A very good point, Souren. Thanks

  • (11/5/2015 2:42:00 AM)


    happened to me yesterday when I forgot to pay the bill
    thanks kelly-10
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/5/2015 3:37:00 AM)

    Hope you had batteries.: -)

  • (11/5/2015 2:16:00 AM)


    Without the grid we sure are lost,
    It is what we depend on most!

    You got it right Kelly, as usual
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/5/2015 3:36:00 AM)

    Our aging infrastructure could disable many people.

  • Rahman Henry (11/5/2015 2:02:00 AM)


    The right bullet at the right poin. It's a beauty of thought. Excellent poem. Thanks a lot dear poet, to share the unique idea with us. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/5/2015 3:34:00 AM)

    Thanks, Rahman. Dependence on devices requiring electricity has gone way up since I was younger. Chaos and anarchy would fall upon us should all power be disrupted for long.: -)

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 5, 2015



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