When the silence
Has become anything but golden,
And the laughs forced,
Listen beyond the sound…
Somewhere in those giggles,
A tear could be heard,
falling to the ground…
When someone has entered with their head staring at their feet,
Go to them,
with a smile and greet…
Eye contact and a warm presence,
Can mean all the world ,
When facing a dark resistance…
Some don’t always speak volumes
And remain silent.
Go to them, let them know it is okay to trust and vent.
And remember to say I love you.
Let them know that you care…
We can’t see someone
on the inside,
judge their pain.
But we can offer them
all of our love,
That they have to gain….
Darkness is lonely.
Show them the light.
Depression is a difficult war to fight…
In memory of Robin Williams…While we were busy laughing on the outside, he must have slowly been dying on the inside…May he rest in peace. Prayers to his family…
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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