Kelly Kurt

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

Millipede - Poem by Kelly Kurt

A millipede tripped o’er a mote of dust
And sprained five-hundred ankles
His mantis doctor explained he must
Avoid further tangles
If not, the damage could be permanent
And he’d live with constant pains
Imagine the dire impediment
Of wielding five-hundred canes
The millipede scoffed and limped fast away
His doom was quite direct
An errant grain of sand sent him astray
And he promptly broke his neck

Topic(s) of this poem: hope, humor, humorous, humour, insect, insects, lessons of life, life, love, memory


Comments about Millipede by Kelly Kurt

  • Melvina Germain (11/3/2015 3:13:00 PM)


    Oh dear, poor millipede, is it related to a centipede? Made me chuckle..... (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/3/2015 8:57:00 PM)

    They're both many legged and clumsy arthropods.: -)

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  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (4/6/2015 11:05:00 PM)


    Made me smile. Thanks. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (4/7/2015 12:20:00 AM)

    Although I revel in writing with a philosophical bent, Sometimes I just want to go for the smile.

  • (4/6/2015 9:04:00 PM)


    satirical and full of some message..Thank you for sharing.. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (4/6/2015 9:15:00 PM)

    Thanks for your kind reply. I like to get silly from time to time.: -)

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 6, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, April 20, 2015


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