Kelly Kurt

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

When I Die, Remember This Alone - Poem by Kelly Kurt

I lived my life with honor, loyalty and openness
I made good friends and shared my smile
I accomplished much and had failures
I worked hard and goofed off
I reveled in my youth and enjoyed the wisdom of age
I lost
I won
But when I die, remember this alone
I loved you

Topic(s) of this poem: hope, life, love, memory, nature, remember, remembrance, thoughts


Comments about When I Die, Remember This Alone by Kelly Kurt

  • Bharati Nayak (12/5/2016 9:16:00 AM)


    I reveled in my youth and enjoyed the wisdom of age
    I lost
    I won
    But when I die, remember this alone
    I loved you
    - - - - - - - - - - A lovely poem- - - - - - Yes, love triumphs even in death.
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/5/2016 2:24:00 PM)

    Thank you for your thoughtful and kind comment, Bharati

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  • Mike Smith (2/19/2016 3:37:00 PM)


    Hopefully it's not for a good while yet. You've got too much left to write, and we've got plenty yet to discuss. A touching poem, and one I hope your children will in fact read (Report) Reply

    Mike Smith Mike Smith (2/19/2016 9:18:00 PM)

    I haven't been going strictly alphabetically... Sometimes I read by number of hits. And I'd like to hope there's a solid decade (or more) left in there... You're Kelly Kurt dammit

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (2/19/2016 5:24:00 PM)

    You are already at the Ws? : -)
    I would love for my kids to read my stuff. I am glad you do as well. I may have a year or two left in me.: -)
    I hope our discussions continue to be frequent and meaningful

  • Samer Manzoor (12/7/2015 6:36:00 PM)


    Wow.. A beautiful poem in such a smooth way (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/7/2015 8:52:00 PM)

    Thanks, Samer. I wish the only memory of me to be that of love

  • (12/7/2015 3:40:00 AM)


    Wow, Kelly, you are a great poet. I love the heart, and thought that you put into each line. I love that you included openness in your first line. That's something most people overlook, is being open to things and open to love. I also love that you put shared my smile, not just smiled, but shared your smile. So good! So powerful! Thank you for another great moment into your mind and heart Kelly! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/7/2015 3:14:00 PM)

    Thank you, Tim. It was written with my children in mind

  • (4/24/2015 1:25:00 PM)


    Open honesty, simple beauty. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (12/7/2015 3:14:00 PM)

    Thanks, Smoky *

  • Kavya . (4/5/2015 10:42:00 AM)


    Wow dats so nice...well said (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (4/24/2015 2:02:00 PM)

    Thank you, Kavya. Love trumps everything, even death

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, April 20, 2015


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