Because we have been trained to think that success hinges on having an overflowing bank account, a fancy car, and all the shiny toys that our hearts desire, it has become increasingly hard to recognize if our life has truly been a failure or a success. When we look back we see a record of … Continue reading Failure or Success
The Misery of A Life Devoted to Self By Katherine Breanne Parilli Boring is a life devoted to self. Weighted down by a mountain of I’s, With feet bogged down in a drowning murk of me’s, And encumbered with a heavy filed pack of myself, There is no room for joy, And not time … Continue reading The Misery of A Life Devoted to Self
As we begin our journey into 2020, many will pause to write out their list of goals. Creating what they believe will be their road map to success. But what is success? What is that elusive something will cause you to stand tall and declare to one and all that you have earned the right … Continue reading Success Is
This poem was inspired by my battle with fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and migraines. Instead of living life, I spend far too much time curled up in a tight ball longing for relief. Yet as hard as it is to battle with this invisible foe, I hold onto the hope that glorious day when the trumpet … Continue reading Achy Bones
What Am I? By Katherine B. Parilli What am I when nothing I seek to become can I achieve? When I try time after time to touch the stars; So grand and worthy, Yet falter and fail to reach their beauty. How I long to succeed and climb the lofty towering mountains, To overcome … Continue reading What Am I?
It was a bright sunny afternoon, but I was curled up in bed enjoying a needed rest. English II, a course that thanks to its research paper, had filled me with dread was successfully behind me. And another semester, my first in the honors program, was only a few weeks away. Excited about my new … Continue reading THE BRIEF ROMANCE OF KATTI B. PREFACE
Waves is a poem inspired by the varying moods of the heart. Like the waves of the ocean are moods change. Sometimes they are quiet and subdued, other times eager and laughing, and still others it pounds angrily upon the shore. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BJiKKqoLe4
Tired is a short poem inspired by my battle with chronic health issues such as fibromyalgia and iron deficiency anemia and those miserable days when with aching bone and tired head all I long to do is give up the struggle to get something done and rest my weary head. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ypytp_rVcM