Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 211,916 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Values - Poem by Kelly Kurt

If it wasn’t illegal, would you kill someone?
If no one was looking, would you steal?
If you knew you wouldn’t be caught, would you cheat
If you would never be doubted, would you lie?
We are not a perfect species
Temptations surface daily
Emotions can overpower judgement
We falter
We fail
But core values, if instilled by parents and society
Trigger remorse, teach lessons and redeem
Save us from ourselves

Topic(s) of this poem: character, life, value

Comments about Values by Kelly Kurt

  • Daniel Brick (9/13/2015 10:48:00 AM)

    You begin with four questions phrased in such a way they reveal our human frailty. Each bad deed is accompanied by a loophole which would mean NO CONSEQUENCES. And so the reader reaches the more didactic part of the poem predisposed by humility to accept its truth. The question you raise is WHY DO WE DO
    THE RIGHT THING? Out of our love of Goodness, or because we'll get caught? It would enhance our human identity if it were the first.
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    Kelly Kurt (9/13/2015 11:22:00 AM)

    Which is where parents come in. Teach values and practice them, and your children will be more likely to follow. Thanks, Daniel

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  • Valsa George (9/9/2015 11:07:00 PM)

    We falter, we fail, but values inculcated at the early stages of life will definitely remain with us as a pointer or sign board to the right direction! Lofty thoughts! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/9/2015 11:32:00 PM)

    It is a parents responsibility.

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (9/9/2015 8:02:00 PM)

    This poem demands deep cogitation. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/9/2015 8:25:00 PM)

    We have all made mistakes. Some big, some small but if we cogitate on how we would want to be treated, we will know what to do.

  • Paul Amrod (9/9/2015 1:36:00 PM)

    Hi Kelly I've always thought it would be better if common sense triggers virtures. The virtures taught by Jesus have suffered under the Vatican and other forms of poor representation triggering actually bad behavior. Also with the prognosis of the day many children have poor guidance. Few are there to look up to. Therefore we had a hippy revolution.The world is gone off course with an ungodly route that parents and a heathlier society must correct. Love your neighbor and the golden rule go a long way. Greetings Paul (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/9/2015 8:17:00 PM)

    If one can remember and live by just one doctrine, the Golden Rule should be it

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/9/2015 1:32:00 PM)

    You have so nicely defined the Value Nowadays value is less in family and society. Value education must be imparted in schools and colleges. A didactive poem so grandiloquently and vibrantly presented. Many thanks dear Kelly for posting such a gem. ......10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/9/2015 8:15:00 PM)

    Thank you sir. I hope I did a good enough job imparting good values to my kids.

  • David Wood (9/9/2015 10:42:00 AM)

    No to all the 'if's' but people are strange folk. When I see how some celebrities act and their retinue imitating them and the next instant they're ambassador's to some charity I wonder how their mind works. But you're right, parents and society shape our actions. Good poem. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (9/9/2015 8:14:00 PM)

    My answers are no as well, because I had caring parents and friends with good character.
    The media almost shoves the lack of values down our throats with programming, commercials and coverage given to the celebrities you spoke of

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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