Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 200,855 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Trinket - Poem by Kelly Kurt

A small, handmade trinket adorns my wall
Fashioned by petite hands and large heart
Portrait of a pocket-sized girl embellishes the center
Eleven years after its creation, it still melts me
Mona Lisa smile and impish eyes
Gaze out from glittered ornament
Forward through time
Preserving my nine year old “Bean”
Everlastingly alongside the extant

Topic(s) of this poem: children, life, love, memory

Comments about Trinket by Kelly Kurt

  • Bri Edwards (2/20/2016 11:15:00 PM)

    extant is a new (or forgotten) word for me. i looked it up and find only adjective definitions.

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    adjective ex·tant \ˈek-stənt; ek-ˈstant, ˈek-ˌSimple Definition of extant
    Popularity: Top 20% of words

    : in existence: still existing: not destroyed or lost

    Full Definition of extant

    archaic: standing out or above

    a: currently or actually existing [the most charming writer extant — G. W. Johnson] b: still existing: not destroyed or lost [extant manuscrip
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    are you using poetic license to use it as a noun?

    i like the story. bri :)
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    Kelly Kurt (2/21/2016 12:37:00 AM)

    It is being used as per #2 - Existing, Current. My silly little chili bean is a sophomore at DePaul now and has made every semester's Dean's list

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  • Melvina Germain (10/30/2015 7:51:00 PM)

    A touching piece and a wonderful show of love to a special little girl...Loving and acceptional..... (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (10/30/2015 9:47:00 PM)

    My baby girl is a sophomore at DePaul but her ornament still brightens my every day

  • Ayman Parray (9/4/2015 11:35:00 PM)

    Great poem, Kelly. Almost as good as 'Sarah's Moon'. But I consider that poem in a league of its own, because every parent wants to give their child the moon. It is about the beauty of being a parent. Both these poems are. And I think 'Overthink' was about me :) hahaha (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/5/2015 12:23:00 AM)

    Sarah is my oldest, Rachel (The Bean) is my youngest.

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/2/2015 7:25:00 PM)

    So nicely and attractively it has been portraited. An attractive poem I like most. The favorite lines are .... Forward through time
    Preserving my nine year old “Bean”
    Everlastingly alongside the extant. Many thanks dear Kelly.........10
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    Kelly Kurt (9/2/2015 11:25:00 PM)

    Your favor does my heart glad. Thank you, Kumarmani

  • David Wood (9/2/2015 5:06:00 AM)

    I have a nine year old Clara that has impish eyes and one day I will have a trinket on my wall with her smiling down at me. Lovely poem. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/2/2015 10:51:00 AM)

    Thanks, David. My silly little chili bean is the youngest of my six children and is all grown up.

  • Roop Rekha Bhaskar (9/2/2015 1:41:00 AM)

    Simple beautiful and touching. Bean is lucky too to be loved so much. I bonded with the trinket, smile, eyes and all. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/2/2015 10:49:00 AM)

    Thank you, Roop. My youngest daughter is now a sophomore at DePaul university and on the Dean' list!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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