Kelly Kurt

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

Vestigial Lucidity - Poem by Kelly Kurt

I cannot be insane, can I?
Questioning the fact establishes rationality
Or so I’ve told myself
The voices I hear are my own
Taunting, teasing, intermittently inspirational
Balanced on a silver thread
One side, genius
The other, madness
Tremors threaten to topple
Which way will I fall?
How long can I remain poised?
Preserving my vestigial lucidity

Topic(s) of this poem: insanity, life


Comments about Vestigial Lucidity by Kelly Kurt

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/30/2015 12:09:00 AM)


    Superb poem yet again, you took us to a different level with this poem, you gave food to thoughts. Liked it. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/30/2015 1:14:00 AM)

    Thank you Mohammed. I think about thinking a lot.: -)

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  • (9/29/2015 8:36:00 PM)


    A deeply engrossing work into your own mind, I think the subject mater is universal in all writers, yet its heavily nuanced hear. Insanity is a partial ingredient to an artists mind, either way you seem to make something vestigial into a solid work of clear thought. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/30/2015 1:18:00 AM)

    Thank you, Kevin. I believe you are right, writers walk that line sometimes, as do all artists. The mind has a mind of its own and occasionally overrides my words

  • Akhtar Jawad (8/31/2015 1:34:00 AM)


    Kelly Kurt thinks more than others, why man is not called an animal (though he is) , because he thinks more than the animals. another evidence that Kelly Kurt is a philosopher poet. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (8/31/2015 10:58:00 AM)

    Thank you, my friend. I have a lot of time on my hands to think. So I do. : -)

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 29, 2015



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