Kelly Kurt

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

Stone In My Shoe - Poem by Kelly Kurt

Calling at three in the morning
Dropping by when I’m busy
You spin my world around
‘Til I’m nauseous and dizzy

“Can I borrow your car? ”
Is frequently asked
But then it’s returned
With just a gallon of gas

You bum half my cigarettes
And purloin my lighter
Ebenezer Scrooge’s purse strings
Couldn’t be any tighter

I’ve seldom suffered a nuisance
As annoying as you
You’re like walking a mile
With a stone in my shoe

Topic(s) of this poem: friendship, hope, human nature, life, love, memory, nature, people


Comments about Stone In My Shoe by Kelly Kurt

  • Bri Edwards (4/2/2017 5:58:00 PM)


    I THINK my third wife's chastity belt was tighter than Scrooge's purse strings. :) bri (Report) Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (4/2/2017 5:57:00 PM)


    i'm sure i've read this. if i did, I MUST have left a comment once already. but there are 'too many' to scroll past to find mine!

    i am taking this for my/our April 2017's showcase. no arguments, Please! ! !

    BRI :)
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  • (1/31/2017 7:34:00 PM)

    Stone...
    This person must get on your nerves. So often I have to take a shoe off
    and get rid of the irritating stone.
    (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (2/6/2017 1:13:00 PM)

    sometimes the best thing to do

  • Rebecca Navarre (10/13/2016 9:56:00 PM)


    Oh, This is Precious the way you did this is perfect! ! ! Funny, Blunt, Creatively put together! ! ! Wonderful job! ! !
    So look forward to reading more of your work! ! ! Each one I read makes me anticipate the next! ! ! And reflect the last!
    (Report) Reply

    Rebecca Navarre Rebecca Navarre (10/14/2016 6:54:00 PM)

    Oh. I Hope All goes threw Well with that! ! ! Sounds like it Would be Really Wonderful! ! ! Hope I / Others
    get to follow Your Work still! ...

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (10/13/2016 11:43:00 PM)

    Thank you, Rebecca. I may have just found a publisher for a new collection of my poems.

  • Brenda Jensen (9/4/2016 3:35:00 AM)


    this made me giggle a wee bit though I know such people can be quite troublesome excellent write.. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/4/2016 12:20:00 PM)

    Troublesome but not without a giggle. : -) Thanks, Brenda

  • Rose Kanana (8/25/2016 11:55:00 AM)


    Hilarious! very very true ticks are many...i wish all people can read this poem (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (8/25/2016 12:40:00 PM)

    Thank you, Rose. Your comments are flattering

  • (8/7/2016 12:22:00 AM)


    Hahaha! ! ! ! ! ! That is what I call venting on paper. I really liked this poem. You’re like walking a mile
    With a stone in my shoe or like a rotten root in my beautiful garden. Soooooo funny....
    (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (8/7/2016 1:50:00 AM)

    Thank you, Alicia. Many of us know such a person

  • (8/3/2016 9:26:00 AM)


    I really enjoyed this poem, Kelly. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (8/3/2016 9:45:00 AM)

    I am truly grateful for you reading and humbled by your comment. Thank you, Kamand

  • Laurie Van Der Hart (8/1/2016 1:25:00 AM)


    Very honest, Kelly! I wonder how many friends can take criticism? Most of us react badly to it. The question is whether saying it like it is will make it better or worse...! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (8/1/2016 1:44:00 AM)

    My friends and I all insist on complete openness and honesty. Yes, the truth sometimes hurts, but it also sets you free

  • Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (7/18/2016 4:17:00 PM)


    I’ve seldom suffered a nuisance
    As annoying as you
    You’re like walking a mile
    With a stone in my shoe

    So tolerant Mr. Kelly. I liked the idea of the poem. Nice poem.
    (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (7/18/2016 6:56:00 PM)

    Thank you, Ahmed. I try to live and let live

  • (6/29/2016 7:57:00 AM)


    Like this one too
    37718
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (6/29/2016 1:31:00 PM)

    ~Thank you, Kath

  • Chinedu Dike (6/18/2016 7:29:00 PM)


    An insightful portrayal of sublime persistence in selfishness, elegantly written in beautiful diction with conviction. A lovely poem indeed. Thanks for sharing my friend. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (6/18/2016 10:58:00 PM)

    Thank you so much, Chinedu

  • (6/12/2016 5:31:00 AM)


    Kelly, love your poem, I too have known people like this, I think we all have. Tries our patience, drives us crazy, but in the end if their friends or family we still love them always! . Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (6/12/2016 11:17:00 AM)

    I am a perpetual cigarette bummer and people still put up with me. Thank you, RoseAnn

  • Nicolle Andrea Bangayan (6/9/2016 8:02:00 PM)


    I enjoyed this poem :) (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (6/9/2016 9:54:00 PM)

    Thanks, Nicolle. I am glad

  • Haruna Garba (4/21/2016 2:16:00 PM)


    You’re like walking a mile
    With a stone in my shoe
    From the heart. Sure thing and such is life especially with friends. Thanks for sharing.
    (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (4/21/2016 3:26:00 PM)

    I am sure that at times I am the stone in someone else's shoe.

  • Juan Olivarez (3/3/2016 10:04:00 AM)


    Kick her to the curb. lol. great one Kurt. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (3/3/2016 12:35:00 PM)

    She booted herself.: -)

  • (2/4/2016 5:28:00 PM)


    Patience is often unrequited virtue Too often the stone just moves to another shoe...Some shoes ride in many shoes. Thanks for spurring thought.8/10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (2/4/2016 10:55:00 PM)

    `Thank you, Wayne.

  • Kenneth Maswabi (1/22/2016 8:54:00 AM)


    We all have people like that in our life. You tell the truth as it is...thank you (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/22/2016 12:42:00 PM)

    Thank you, Kenneth. There are many personality traits that we are all familiar with. It makes the world go 'round.: -)

  • Weldon Davis (1/6/2016 12:12:00 PM)


    I really dug this poem.The whole time I was reading this I thought that it was written out of love for someone in your family. Perhaps a child or grandchild? ..It showed an acceptance that although they may take and take; you still give and do so out of love. Inspiring. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/6/2016 6:43:00 PM)

    There have been relatives and friends in this category. Frustrating but endurable because of love

  • (12/7/2015 3:45:00 AM)


    This one really put a smile on my face Kelly! I love that you put about Ebenezer Scrooge's purse strings couldn't be any tighter. Such a great analogy. The poem in itself, about someone being a nuisance to you, brings to mind Bob Dylan's song Positively 4th Street. Have you heard it? You two have the same meaning. Thanks again Kelly! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/7/2015 3:11:00 PM)

    Unfortunately, there comes a point when the indulgences become out of control and a sense of entitlement takes over. The stone must be removed at that point

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, April 20, 2015


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