Sweet Surrender

Under the glorious rays of sunlight beams,
her eyes closed as a white warmth enveloped her body.

There was no stopping the sweet surrender,
no turning back.
The black was burning into a bright flaming fire.

Her soul was released.
Her drowning soul could breathe.
It would sing!
Blowing out the flames of rage.

A heart so fierce,
beating out of control,
there was no stopping her

A soul that was blind,
could now see,
and feel the unbinding power
released from within the infinity of the universe.

The burning fire that melted her heart with pain,
was washed away in tears like pouring rain.

The tears flowed so freely,
unlocking her soul
which now could sing!

She had a voice,
she made her choice.
No longer would she stay silent,
writhing in dark pain…
Her soul would sing!

The powers of one and all,
The glorious sins that it once was,
foretold the beauty of her heart
decorating it with stars from the universe.

The rush of her warm blood,
flowing through aching veins,
unlocking the depths of her relentless soul. 

That heavy creaking wooden door,
locked beneath the core of her broken heart,
had finally opened,
Unlocking the key to her lonely soul.

Awake and anew,
there was no stopping 
this sweet surrender,

No turning back!
Her soul was released…
Her soul could breathe.

It would sing! 

-Ariana Cherry 2014


Published by Ariana R. Cherry

“Within the depths of our mind, we are battling the duel of light and darkness…good and evil…love and hate…” Between Light and Darkness is Ariana’s most recent collection of poetry… Cherry’s frequent message she delivers throughout her work is, “The journey through the darkness, back into the light.” Her hope is to let others know that they won’t be in that place of darkness for long – that they indeed can reach the light once again…She also wants her readers to know – that – it is okay if they find themselves in that bleak blackness…Sometimes we feel guilty for going to that dark place – but it is necessary to conquer the demons that battle our souls…. Other books that Cherry has written include "Only If" and "Twisted Paths Poetry." Her epic tale, “Only If,” won the “Reader’s Favorite Award” and a 5 star review…and her collection, “Twisted Paths Poetry,” received a 5 star review from Realistic Poetry International. She has been writing ever since she was a child. Some of her inspirations include Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Frost, Stephen King, Emily Dickinson, Christopher Pike and Shel Silverstein. Ariana writes a variety of genres: inspirational, humorous and horror – although writing horror is one of her favorites…. She was 12 years old when she read Poe for the very first time – which inspired her epic poetry tale, “Only If.“ During other parts of her free time, she enjoys taking photos and creating art. Her “day-jobs” include working as a church administrative aide and reporting for a local newspaper.

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