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
A Puppy Dream was inspired by a picture I took of my little dog Happy. There was something in the way he looked out the window that gave me the feeling that in his own puppy way, he was reflecting upon his life. The expression on his face took on an air that I would … Continue reading A Puppy Dream: Dog Poetry
It might sound like a strange title for a poem, but if you have a You Tube channel, especially a small one, than you are probably aware that for the past year or so the You Tube world has plagued by several incidents that has supposedly caused advertisers to pull their adds from the platform. … Continue reading Woe is Me for My Puppy Dreams Have Met the You Tube Adpocalpse
The poem, Success is Not My Friend, was inspired by my years of struggle to reach the unspoken dreams of my heart. Getting up early, traveling far, skipping meals when necessary, and working long into the evening to make my dreams a reality. Yet even though I worked hard, giving the effort my all, it … Continue reading Success is Not My Friend
Most days my mind is filled with the tedious minutia required for survival. Important thoughts such as buying food to fill a hungry belly and ensuring a warm clean place to live and sleep overshadow everything else. The mind is overcome with too much anxiety and care to consider the grandeur of the universe or … Continue reading If I Could Write
Grant Me the Grace to Face Each Day By Katherine B. Parilli Dear Lord please grant me the grace to live each day. Help the thoughts of my heart to be pleasing to Thee. Give me the fortitude to honor you even in adversity. Give me the strength to walk alone, and the courage to … Continue reading Grant Me the Grace to Face Each Day
What Does it Mean to be Me? Who am I? I wonder. I love to write, But what doe that mean? I love to sing. I love to laugh. Music moves my soul, But what does that mean? I cry when I a sad, I exercise to get fit. I work heard when I … Continue reading What Does it Mean to be Me?