Kelly Kurt

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

Opinion, Belief, Hope - Reality - Poem by Kelly Kurt

What is it that you believe?
Have you dissected the fundamentals?
Is it more opinion and hope?
Belief is a confidence
A trust, a faith
I believe that the sun will ‘rise’
I have hope that it will
Even a probabilistic trust and expectation
All based on personal experience
The experience of all others
And physical, mathematical empiricism
I apply this to all matters of corporeality
Science, understanding, logic and sense
Put your ‘faith’ in yourself
Nowhere else

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about Opinion, Belief, Hope - Reality by Kelly Kurt

  • Souren Mondal (10/23/2015 10:38:00 AM)


    It is a well said proverb in India that 'God helps only those who help themselves' - Although I'm not much religious, this poem reminded me of that saying.. A beautiful write Kelly.. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/23/2015 12:33:00 PM)

    Yes, and to help one's self, one has to believe in one's self. Thanks Souren

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  • Pamela Sinicrope (10/23/2015 8:30:00 AM)


    Yes, have faith in yourself! :) . The sun rose, I missed it yet again... I came downstairs, it was totally dark, made hot chocolate that nobody drank, got everyone to school late.... But they made it nonetheless! ! ! Have a beautiful spiritual day! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/23/2015 12:31:00 PM)

    Make bacon. The smell will get them down. : -)

  • Jaishree Nair (10/23/2015 5:32:00 AM)


    Belief the soul or rather the essence of life.so wisely stated. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • (10/23/2015 4:11:00 AM)


    I supposed when you have no more faith in yourself then you will need something else
    Thanks-10
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/23/2015 1:38:00 AM)


    Definitely sun will rise in strong belief. Very wise sharing done really. Amazing sharing....10 (Report) Reply

  • Sanjukta Nag (10/23/2015 1:16:00 AM)


    Put your ‘faith’ in yourself
    Nowhere else
    A wise statement. Yes, our belief that sun will rise makes us set an alarm everynight. Great write!
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  • Brian Mayo (10/23/2015 1:11:00 AM)


    I wish I had written this- -and I NEVER say that.
    So perfectly stated as to need not one more word.
    I envy people of unwavering faith- -as long as it isn't faith in something totally crazy. lol
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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/23/2015 12:24:00 AM)


    Awesome.....Belief is a confidence, A trust, a faith, I believe that the sun will ‘rise’, I have hope that it will...........Self confidence and self belief is the Guru mantra here....Liked it, Sir. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 23, 2015



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