Kelly Kurt

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

Preparation (Limerick) - Poem by Kelly Kurt

The condition he had was adverse
His symptoms continued to get worse
He practiced being dead
With his last breath he said
“If I fall out, promise to re-hearse”

Topic(s) of this poem: life, life and death

Form: Limerick


Comments about Preparation (Limerick) by Kelly Kurt

  • Souren Mondal (11/22/2015 10:30:00 PM)


    Rehearsals for death? ? Ya, it's a cool thing to think about, paticularly if one is a 'believer' in life after death and all... Funny Kelly, but at the same time worthy of a contemplation - 'is it better to practice life than rehearsing death? '... That is the question.. Most people should ask themselves that...

    Thanks for sharing..
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/23/2015 1:33:00 AM)

    You are right of course. The pun was rehearse (Re- hearse; as being put back in the hearse after one's coffin falls out.) I suppose little practice for that is done or needed.: -)

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  • Wes Vogler (11/14/2015 10:40:00 PM)


    same message as below (Report) Reply

  • Wes Vogler (11/14/2015 10:24:00 PM)


    good one. Here it is smoothed out a bit. Give me more limericks. I sensed you could. a 9

    The condition he had was adverse.
    His symptoms they only got worse.
    While he tried being dead,
    With his last breath, he said:
    ``If I fall out, why then, just re-hearse.`` (try singing it)
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/14/2015 10:50:00 PM)

    Many ways To do it. I chose just one

  • Sanjukta Nag (11/13/2015 7:28:00 AM)


    Wonderful presentation of humour through a reality of life. Enjoyed. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/13/2015 12:16:00 PM)

    If one doesn't laugh, one may well cry. : -)

  • Pamela Sinicrope (11/11/2015 9:21:00 AM)


    Ha Ha! Its good to have a sense of humor about life and death...its for us all! :) (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/11/2015 12:48:00 PM)

    A sense of humor is invaluable.

  • Valsa George (11/11/2015 7:24:00 AM)


    It seems that the old man enjoyed re-hearsing his death..... may be to know who all are really grieved! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/11/2015 12:47:00 PM)

    A pre-hearsal.: -)

  • Rajnish Manga (11/11/2015 4:08:00 AM)


    Wonderful narrative in a great limerick where the old man practiced being dead followed by a lot more. Thanks, friend. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/11/2015 12:46:00 PM)

    `Practice makes perfect.: -)

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/11/2015 12:42:00 PM)

    Practice makes perfect.: -)

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/11/2015 1:42:00 AM)


    Whatever he says with his last breath in this limerick is really very amazing in sharing. Fantastic...10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/11/2015 12:39:00 PM)

    Jokester until the end: -)

  • (11/10/2015 11:46:00 PM)


    I'll settle for one hearse
    thanks but no re-hearse
    thanks Kelly
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/11/2015 12:38:00 PM)

    If the coffin slips out....? : -)

  • Akhtar Jawad (11/10/2015 6:05:00 PM)


    Who knows, religions say real life starts after death, and this life is nothing but an exam to determine what should be our rating in the heavenly life. Some say life is rehashed. But we all desire there should be a life once again. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/10/2015 7:50:00 PM)

    It would be nice to have a life at some point

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/10/2015 1:04:00 PM)


    Ha ha....Nicely thought limerick...I enjoyed it, Sir...10+++ (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/10/2015 3:50:00 PM)

    A picture for this one would be fun.: -)

  • Edmund Strolis (11/10/2015 12:50:00 PM)


    You did it again-always good to know that you have friends in case you have to re-hearse, (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/10/2015 3:49:00 PM)

    Can't do it by yourself.: -)

  • Seema Jayaraman (11/10/2015 12:24:00 PM)


    Awesome..so skillfully hearse is linked to adverse..thanks Kelly. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/10/2015 3:48:00 PM)

    These are fun to write. Thanks, Seema

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