Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 194,042 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Up To You - Poem by Kelly Kurt

Do not call upon any god to stop evil
Do not wait for a spirit to help the poor
No idol should be responsible for our values
Supernatural intervention has never occurred
If you want peace in your world
An end to suffering and hunger
Equal rights for all
A future for your children
It is up to you
Be the bellwether
Lead by example
Heal with human love
Not allegorical supplicating

Topic(s) of this poem: life, truth

Comments about Up To You by Kelly Kurt

  • Dimitrios Galanis (1/19/2016 1:22:00 PM)

    The poem draws the lines upon which the decades to come is to be given the struggle for the great social changes needed for a better world.The first democracies were established in ancient Greece when the sophists, the wise men, proved exactly what the poem puts as precondition, premise for the better future.Your poems may play the same role as that of those great sophists[unfortunately their name -sophists-were by platonic antidemocratic philosophy defamed].Hope not your poems. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (1/19/2016 1:32:00 PM)

    I hope that in due time, all religions will be seen for what they are (and were) and thus abandoned in favor of rational humanism

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  • Valsa George (11/3/2015 4:46:00 AM)

    Instead of seeking help from above, first we should do what we can! But there are times when things are not within our control.....! On such times, we can seek extraneous help, may be from others or some intangible divine source! Of course, I understand your point! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (1/19/2016 1:31:00 PM)

    It is all too easy and common place for people to say, I'll pray for you. But so very few do anything beyond that

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (10/30/2015 8:27:00 PM)

    Verily, universal unconditional love
    in our hearts and deeds in true spirit
    shown in true action rather than mere
    prayer is virtuous.
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    Kelly Kurt (10/30/2015 9:42:00 PM)

    It is a lazy being that will ask an unseen entity to change things he isn't willing to

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/30/2015 1:06:00 PM)

    Before calling...we should correct our conduct, obey the command and learn to respect others then only help will come otherwise there is no point in simply praying to Almighty and just doing opposite to what we pray for...Another thought provoking poem Sir. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (10/30/2015 2:04:00 PM)

    We should always try to correct things through our own intelligent and compassionate actions.
    Thanks, Mohammed

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/30/2015 10:41:00 AM)

    Welcome to your great imagination. I like this poem heartily dear Kelly, really it is a marvellous poem. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (10/30/2015 2:01:00 PM)

    Thank you sir. I appreciate your words

  • (10/30/2015 1:03:00 AM)

    you made your point beautifully clear
    thanks Kelly-10
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    Kelly Kurt (10/30/2015 1:31:00 AM)

    Thank you. I believe it is up to us to change the way things are

  • (10/29/2015 4:51:00 PM)

    I totally agree,
    We must provoke change,
    As usual, excellent work, Kelly
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    Kelly Kurt (10/29/2015 10:39:00 PM)

    As a poet it is hard to say, but actions speak louder than words

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 29, 2015

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