Kelly Kurt

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

Whimper - Poem by Kelly Kurt

How much longer?
It has to end sometime
That is foregone
Waiting is the hard part
The stage has been set
It won't be a shock
Self-fulfilling?
It might need a hand
Not in a bang
But in a…..

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about Whimper by Kelly Kurt

  • Edmund Strolis (1/28/2016 10:55:00 AM)


    Like Woody Allen said I am not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there went it happens.... (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/28/2016 4:33:00 PM)

    : -) Dying is the last thing I want to do...Literally!

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  • Wes Vogler (1/27/2016 2:45:00 AM)


    Kelly me lad.. it is known as depression. Even I, with all my family and comforts get down from time to time.
    Write me a devilishly correct, disciplined limerick and be proud. I suggest you find an old worn out joke and glorify it in limerick form. Work up a good sweat and write the best one yet. Would you like to try an episode of Louise? You don't have to do a thing but hang on and she will write it for you. Maybe part 8 in New York
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/27/2016 3:09:00 AM)

    I would not be too surprised if I was clinically depressed. My life kinda stinks and has been that way for years. (A series of unfortunate events) I do my best tho to not play chicken with freight trains.: -)

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (1/26/2016 11:07:00 PM)


    How much longer?
    Not to worry, Kelly! God has plans for all of us.
    Trust in Him and everything will be smooth and peaceful.
    Full 10 for your thoughtful poem.
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    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/26/2016 11:57:00 PM)

    I am an atheist and thus seek comfort through just being good to those around me.

  • Valsa George (1/26/2016 11:00:00 PM)


    It is certain that life will come to a close..... the only thing uncertain is whether it would end with a bang or a whimper! As Pamela says, this poem has echoes of Eliot's Hollow Men! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/26/2016 11:55:00 PM)

    I will have to read that poem. I must confess, I have read very little of famous poets

  • Pamela Sinicrope (1/26/2016 10:06:00 PM)


    This makes me think about death and Eliot's Hollow Men- kinda depressing. I've actually thought this way about it before myself. It's something we must all prepare for and its such a big thing in the mind, but its really something that can kind of quietly take over at the end. I don't know. A little depressing, but yes, another thought provoking write as I get ready for bed. However, maybe it's better to think of it in the Shakespearean sense eh? ;) That's a little more upbeat and positive. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/26/2016 11:54:00 PM)

    It will most assuredly come. I'd rather it be on my terms though.: -)

  • Kim Barney (1/26/2016 1:02:00 PM)


    Whatever it is, for your sake, I hope it ends soon. Sounds like you are getting anxious... :) (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (1/26/2016 6:59:00 PM)

    Thanks, Kim. Some words that went through my mind while my eyes were closed. No anxiety, just resignation.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016



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