The Looking Glass


Behind the Glass

As one looks through
the looking glass,

They see a world that seems familiar and safe.
Perhaps a place that reality hasn’t touched.

But what we see through
That glass,
Really isn’t the truth that
we see and know.

We portray a vision that
we want to see,
And convince ourselves,
that it exists.

When in fact, that vision is a world
We’ve created in our minds,
To make all of our life’s
decisions excusable.

Or we create a vision,
just to feel human
To live each day …each moment,
As we take each breath.

The looking glass can be quite convincing,
But don’t let it fool you.
There’s another twisted world inside that glass.
Our lives, and the world around us,
It can change so fast.

One heartbeat.
One blink…
We aren’t promised tomorrow.
We aren’t even promised our next breath.

Don’t let the mirror fool you.
It is only an illusion.

The only real mirror you will ever need is your heart….

Don’t let the dust blind you.

– Ariana R 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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