17th April 2021

A Poem, A Question.

A Poem A Question

I think all too often we tend to try and hide
We take words and misshape them, we don’t enjoy the ride
We try and rush through it all with eyes glued to a goal
But what if instead we stopped, and played with the coal?

They say to look for beauty in even the smallest things
The grass, the sky, the way in which the blue bird sings
Sometimes even those who are early for their time
Have the kind of hearts to connect yours to speak with your mind

But, rarely and if ever do we speak good of the bad
Sometimes if we’re daring, we uncover the blanket of the sad
Though the blanket is heavy, dark and old and black
It has its holes, it has its threads, and it has its slack

There are people out there who only preach only to prey
Who take the idea of loving all to help and pave their own way
But what if we didn’t lay our roads side by side to side,
What if instead we overlapped and shared the bumpy ride?

What if scorpions dripped pearls, though sharp and poisoned and small?
What if falling were a lesson on how to stand up tall?
What if snakes were more than their skin, like our brothers one and all?
What if scars were loved as battle wounds, a story of our life’s warrior call?

Take a moment to take a breath, and take one more for the road
The change we want to see in the world starts when we share the load
There are no small victories, there are no battles too petite
You’ll see all the beauty when you walk your neighbor’s street

 

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ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR

Katie Veneziano is a 25-year-old actress, writer and tired person living in New York City. Born and raised in central Connecticut, the most exciting thing to happen to her was being in a stampede of cows on her 10th birthday. She moved to New York City after high school to study for a BFA in Acting with a minor in Journalism at Marymount Manhattan College. She ultimately ended up earning a BA in Theatre Arts with an Emphasis in Performance with a Special Studies Minor in Media & Ethics from Central Connecticut State University. After graduating college, she began to work as a Communications and TV Acting instructor at John Casablancas Modeling and Acting Agency where she taught students as young as four and as old(er) than 60. She recently signed with Model Management Group in New York City. Katie now spends the majority of her time working as an advocate for women’s rights in society and working to open up the conversation on mental health in the show business industry -- an avid believer that every taboo topic is worth shining a light on.

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