Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 196,555 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Salt - Poem by Kelly Kurt

Naturally occurring crystalline mineral
Used for centuries as currency
The master of your food, said Muhammad
Oceans full, virtually inaccessible
Edible, spreadable
Artery clogging, road clearing
Insult to use before taste
You’re welcome, Morton
I have personally raised your stocks

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Comments about Salt by Kelly Kurt

  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/21/2016 6:08:00 AM)

    The master of your food. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (8/21/2016 1:26:00 PM)

    It in turn is my master as well : -)

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  • Charity Nduhiu (9/4/2015 12:27:00 AM)

    Salt an important item in household. Nice poem (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/4/2015 10:52:00 AM)

    It is certainly important to me.: -)

  • Valsa George (8/30/2015 11:46:00 AM)

    This reads like a riddle. Yes, salt is artery clogging! But it has too many positive uses. Initially salt was used in our area as a great preservative to prevent immediate decay of meat and fish by our grand parents before refrigeration was in vogue. Interesting write! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (8/30/2015 12:48:00 PM)

    I use an outrageous amount of salt on a daily basis. Surprised I haven't exploded my heart by now.: -)

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 29, 2015

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