My lips are sealed stale dry,
Eyes are dazed thousands of times over,
That I’ve forgotten what it’s like to cry.

Oh, dear soul, I peer unto you,
My lovely dear soul,
You inquire to thee
And ravish your hatred upon me.

Those thoughts you pour through my head,
The ones, you left me for dead..
Without comprehendible words,
I spend days uncovering the darkened depths of my mind.

Oh the things I’ve seen!
Such poison!
Dreary hairy sunken eyed rats!
Devilish two-headed monstrous bats!
Blood sucking demons ripping my forgotten soul….

They grow by the second..
Feeding on my unsettled brain.
Darkness I embrace it,
Every kind,
Tearing my heart apart.

Oh dear soul,
Thy darkness has made me weary.
I sit with these darkened aged tortures,
Left only to stare at a blank tattered wall.
Sometimes, I forget , and can’t remember who I am at all.

And so, within this putrid chamber of horrific Hell,
Tis’ I sit, with nothing to tell,
Only glistening into flaming darkened pits,
While I gnaw my fingernails down to the bits.
They break and bleed rivers of blood,
Dripping and leaving stains on the old gnarled rug.

Oh, for within my soul,
My heart pierces thy chest.
The pain, so intense,
I shrill in pure orgasmic ecstasy.
Feeling the hurt is what I endure
The best.  

In complete madness, laughter echoes out.
My fingers pull on the sagging skin around my bleak lifeless eyes,
As they gouge my blood-shot eyeballs all about.

I sit, writhing with incomprehensible explanation.
I pull out my thinning hair…
Telling myself,
I’m in Hell!
What do I care?

Oh dear soul,
Such a cruel trite life!
I manager to banter inside,

“Let it be, oh let it be!”

Oh, tis’ I am lost.
Trapped inside a death chamber
Without a clear thought to remember.
The beauty…and the wanderlust.

Inside, I laugh and cringe at my surrendered stupidity.
The Devil has gone and captured me!

Oh pity!
Oh poor!
Such dear soul.
Thy heart is shattered.
Tis’ there is no light anymore!

Close the door!

Just go!
Carry on!
And let it be….

– Ariana Cherry 2014


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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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