Poem: Humanity Dead


“Humanity …

In a world of unrealistic expectations,
Modified body types, orientations, status
And religion,
Where judgement dresses the faces
Like a black Sunday suit.
It is hard to stay mentally stable,
Or want to stay grounded in a world
Filled with haze.

When did people become so blinded?
I wonder when Jesus will make them see?

The eyes of humanity stay focused on a dim light,
Spewing conversations that once left the mouths
Of smiling faces,
Which now are replaced with complacent stares.
I wonder when Jesus will bring back the
Light in their eyes?

It’s sometimes hard to remember the sounds
Of laughter and chatter that once filled
The streets.

When did communication become so dull?
One day, I fear, it will cease to exist at all.
Will Jesus bring back their voices?

The way humanity has come to worship life,
It cuts through the heart of love like
A bloody used knife.

Where did our past hope flee?
Is this what our world has come to be?

Will Jesus save them?
Will he come to rescue you and me?

– Ariana Cherry 2015

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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