Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 196,076 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Walking On Ice - Poem by Kelly Kurt

Measured steps, assessing Newton’s first law
Memories of mishaps moderate my pace
Albedo amplifies the adversity
Success is simply remaining off my face

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Comments about Walking On Ice by Kelly Kurt

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (11/27/2015 8:47:00 AM)

    Verily, the failure of today leads to the success of tomorrow
    when pace of life moderates with every precautionary step.
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    Kelly Kurt (11/27/2015 2:32:00 PM)

    Hopefully we all learn from mistakes and grow. Thanks, Abdulrazak

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/25/2015 4:01:00 PM)

    Success remains on face while life understands the necessity. Achieving something in life is great. Very thoughtful poem shared.10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (11/25/2015 4:37:00 PM)

    Success often means little more than lack of failure.
    Thanks, Kumarmani

  • Souren Mondal (11/25/2015 9:30:00 AM)

    Sometimes we just stand still or keep moving, maybe against our own will, unless some external force change that state... Yes, but perhaps it's internal.. I don't understand the laws of motion a great deal neither life Kelly.. Nor can I claim I understood your poem fully.. But it just made me stop and reflect upon a few things.. Motion or the lack of it are both not worth it perhaps... Thanks for sharing and ya, as my friend below said, may the imaginary friend be with us NOT... (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (11/25/2015 11:28:00 AM)

    Actions have proportional and opposite reactions. The quicker I wish to move forward in slippery circumstances, the more likely a fall is. Bright light only complicates the situation. I often start a poem (like this one) with the intent of simply describing an event that just took place. (In this case, I had just returned from a walk on ice covered sidewalks and streets.) And as I started to write, I saw analogies and morphed the poem enough to evoke multiple interpretations. May inertia be with you, Souren.: -)

  • B.m. Biswas (11/25/2015 1:31:00 AM)

    is it intended to express that we have to maintain discipline through out life to face success? anyway an universal realizayion....thank u very God with you... (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (11/25/2015 11:15:00 AM)

    I intentionally leave many poems open to the readers' interpretation. In this case, my main conscious intent was to indeed show that memory can serve to mitigate. (learn from history)
    Thanks, SK

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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