Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 212,297 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

The Thief - Poem by Kelly Kurt

What right these days our youth to plunder?
Night’s sleep their portion too
Too oft I wonder why
But this forsakes present and future
Generations come and go
Lives bloom and fade
Love, fear, greed, emotions
Eons of life, eons of time
Wasted time, stolen time

Life is limited, transient
This is etched in stone
But time is never truly stolen
It is lost through apathy
Yes, it will eventually end
End for you End for me
Thinking of what must be is what robs us
Doing what brings happiness may not slow
And will not stop what will be
But it highlights and immortalizes the moments

Cruel joke, life, I scoff
Your illusion is eternal
But not damning
What I have now, I enjoy
What you offer, I envelop
When the arrow of time dulls and my turn ends
I will not have been robbed
I will have been the thief

Topic(s) of this poem: aging, hope, human condition, life, love, memory, nature, philosophical , thoughts, time

Comments about The Thief by Kelly Kurt

  • Noreen Carden (4/13/2015 6:24:00 AM)

    Terrific poem I know exactly what you are talking about nicely done (Report) Reply

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  • Clarence Prince (4/5/2015 3:31:00 PM)

    A good poem, a great line, What have now, I'll enjoy.
    Well done, Kelly!
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    Kelly Kurt (4/5/2015 4:46:00 PM)

    Thank you Clarence. I don't have much. All the more reason to enjoy what I do have.

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/4/2015 1:30:00 PM)

    Nicely envisioned. Very good word play. Many thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (4/4/2015 2:10:00 PM)

    Thank you, Kunarmani. Your kind words are inspirational.

  • Yasmin Khan (4/4/2015 3:51:00 AM)

    So you turned the table on Life! I liked it's optimism. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (4/4/2015 4:04:00 AM)

    Yes. Thank you Yasmeen

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 4, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, April 20, 2015

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