Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 201,049 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

On The Stoop - Poem by Kelly Kurt

On the stoop of the house next door
Throughout the late afternoon
Sits a lonesome old figure with his dog
His body never moves, but his head turns
Following the cars that pass by
Pedestrians cross the street before they near
Sidestepping any interaction
Returning home after a short walk
I nod my head in acknowledgement
“Lovely day to sit on the porch.” I say
“Like a Norman Rockwell painting.” He replies
We both smile

Topic(s) of this poem: life, neighbors


Comments about On The Stoop by Kelly Kurt

  • Ayman Parray (9/5/2015 12:19:00 AM)


    A lovely poem, Kelly. Thank you. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/5/2015 12:30:00 AM)

    Thanks, Ayman. It happened just last week

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/3/2015 5:56:00 AM)


    Interesting and amusing. A beautiful poem nicely depicted. Thanks for sharing.....10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/3/2015 9:36:00 AM)

    Thanks. A few words of acknowledgement can brighten a day

  • Akhtar Jawad (9/3/2015 2:29:00 AM)


    It's better to smile like a careless juvenile, and the beauty of smile has many faces, may be a joy, may be a sorrow, may be a fun and may be a satire! .......................10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/3/2015 9:37:00 AM)

    So true. But a smile always cheers the recipient

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 2, 2015



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