Kelly Kurt

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

Scars - Poem by Kelly Kurt

Like many, I wear mine with a sort of pride
More poignant than photographs
Each with a well versed history
A moment in time, captured in flesh
Incised, burned, gouged and punctured
Testament to tenuous integument
Souvenir, reproving recklessness
Age worn, they evaporate
But memory seems to store in them
And transmute into a positive
Ask me about one

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Poet's Notes about The Poem

As you may have noticed. All my topics are 'Life'

Comments about Scars by Kelly Kurt

  • Ayman Parray (11/16/2015 8:13:00 AM)


    So tell me about some of your scars as a martial arts practitioner. Yes and I did notice all your topics are 'Life' but only ever since the format of the site was updated and I been off PH for sometime. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/16/2015 11:12:00 AM)

    Life is the general topic of everything.: -)

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  • (11/16/2015 2:06:00 AM)


    I never knew how many scars I had until I read your poem
    they were nothing to talk about though
    came from my young days stealing fruits and falling from my neighbor's tree
    thanks Kelly
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/16/2015 11:10:00 AM)

    Not many of mine are from doing something smart. : -)

  • Souren Mondal (11/16/2015 12:43:00 AM)


    'Scars on your body showthatyou have lived.Scars on your heart showthatyouhave loved.' - Nina Dul.

    I don't know what's wrong with me, but I am on a quoting spree..

    Thank you for this profound poem Kelly.. The moment we can wear our scars like jewels and ornaments - testimonies of the life we have had - we perhaps move a step closer towards accepting ourselves as who we are - flawed, sinful, pathetic, miserable and yet beautiful - to quote Yeats - 'terrible beauty' - that is what we are. With all our scars and pain, that is what we are.. Beautiful.. Thanks Kelly..
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/16/2015 1:37:00 AM)

    Some great quotes, Souren. Thanks. They far outshined this poem

  • Valsa George (11/15/2015 11:55:00 PM)


    When a man wears his scars with pride, they no longer are scars! Thus the transmutation takes place! A beautiful write so crisp and pithy! A 10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/16/2015 1:38:00 AM)

    Thank you, Valsa. I am not disfigured, but I have plenty of scars to remember

  • Rajnish Manga (11/15/2015 9:44:00 PM)


    That a writer would ever write about the scars given by life, is unimaginable. Thanks for this thought provoking poem. Commendable in its emphasis on turning a negative into a positive.
    More poignant than photographs
    Each with a well versed history
    .....And transmute into a positive
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/16/2015 1:40:00 AM)

    I share stories of their genesis. Embellished, I'm sure

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/15/2015 9:05:00 PM)


    Moment of time is captured in flesh is definitely original according to expression. Common psychological aspects are wisely painted in this interesting poem. Nice sharing..10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/16/2015 1:42:00 AM)

    The wording of your compliments doubles their impact on me. Thanks. Kumarmani

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 15, 2015



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