Kelly Kurt

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

Tonight - Poem by Kelly Kurt

Once again by myself
What can compare?
No other voice
It’s just me
How do you listen to that?
So loud
Years have passed
Not just some arbitrary number
Substantial!
Damn!
Some are too young
My voice, unnoticed

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about Tonight by Kelly Kurt

  • Melvina Germain (1/5/2016 5:51:00 AM)


    Oh this is harsh, it's a hit below the belt so to speak and speaks loudly I must say. Though I do enjoy my lone time, I've had such moments you speak of here. I can relate and it's painful within...Certainly a poem of reality of life, love it..... (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/5/2016 9:30:00 AM)

    At least my subjective reality. Thanks, Melvina

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  • Pamela Sinicrope (11/16/2015 4:17:00 PM)


    Your voice is noticed and appreciated! I've craved alone time... The other day I got it. EVERYONE gone... Me all alone. I felt like your poem except it was hours instead of years. I felt vulnerable.... It was great till it was time for sleep... Substantial! Damn! Well written moment poem. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/16/2015 10:54:00 PM)

    Years can be micro-seconds. There are times when moments freeze. We have all been there. Some, more than others.

  • Ayman Parray (11/16/2015 12:51:00 PM)


    I can feel your poem 'Tonight' squirming around in my head, floating above me in the darkness as if i was dead. I meant that in a very good way. A poem written in the moment, I know the feeling there is nothing like it. This poem has both dark and positive vibrations, It inspires me to write. Thanks Kelly (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/16/2015 3:53:00 PM)

    I was lost in thought, and these were some of those thoughts. Thank you my friend

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/16/2015 2:16:00 AM)


    Wonderful imagery. Beautiful poem shared really.....10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/16/2015 11:14:00 AM)

    Thanks, Kumarmani. Easy to write about while in the moment

  • Amitava Sur (11/15/2015 8:23:00 PM)


    Very honestly you expressed the loneliness you pass through. I personally feel that everybody at last has to pass through this phase before calling it a day. Thank you dear. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/15/2015 9:04:00 PM)

    It is profound at times. Unexpressible. Thanks, Amitava.

  • Hazel Durham (11/15/2015 12:04:00 PM)


    A great sense of lonliness echoes from this beautiful write, echoes of lost voices, lost years and lost love! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/15/2015 7:46:00 PM)

    You read it well, Hazel. I spend 99.99% of my time completely alone but a group of kids,35 years my junior, practice their music here. They have accepted me as one of their own and when they leave, the silence is amplified. Lost years, lost love sinks in and.............

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/15/2015 11:52:00 AM)


    Now it reached, at least to me...............Wonderful poem.10. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/15/2015 7:48:00 PM)

    Loneliness usually doesn't get to me. I have been a recluse for 15 years. But from time to time, It hits like a truck

  • (11/15/2015 8:35:00 AM)


    loneliness can be frightening
    thanks Kelly
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/15/2015 7:50:00 PM)

    There have often been stretches of time exceeding weeks, when I do not even see another human. For that length of time, I have no reason to speak, so I will not have even used or heard my own voice, let alone another

  • Souren Mondal (11/15/2015 5:19:00 AM)


    'Man goes into the noisy crowd to drown his own clamour of slience' (Rabindranath Tagore)

    A really good poem Kelly.. The most difficult thing to do is to listen to oneself in solitude... It almost kills.. Thank you for sharing...
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    Souren Mondal Souren Mondal (11/15/2015 9:49:00 PM)

    Me too Kelly.. I know I would go down the same way.. I wish I could talk with some imaginary friend who is omnipotent and all that.. But thankfully, I just have depression and not schizophrenia.. Thank you again Kelly..

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (11/15/2015 7:51:00 PM)

    A wonderful quote, Souren. Thank you. Yes, one of these days, I am certain that it will kill me

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 15, 2015



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