Poetry: Life Carries On


Time is unlimited.
I don’t know how long I’ll keep breathing.
Or how long my heart will continue beating.
But I know that my soul will carry on.
My love is like the waters of the ocean.
It flows on forever ..

With each wave, my hope
Transcends into peace and tranquility.
A hope that is innocent and pure like
The blue waters that flow within.

Inside, I carry a life.
A life with a journey of twists and turns.
And one full of trial and error with resolutions learned.
A gift that God bestowed upon me,
So that we may learn what it feels to be alive.

Every single day, I awake with a prayer,
Hopeful to be alive for another time.
I breathe in the breath of life,
Awaiting for today’s new trial.

I lie here in a moment.
Treasuring this time.
How long it will last is unknown.
I am just one amongst many,
But we all have our own destiny.
Today I am here,
Standing forever in another
Time still,
Glimmering like the shining stars above,
As I was built to carry on
Through the Lord’s love.

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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