Poem: My Path


My Path

“While I may appear to be falling apart,
I am only stumbling over the rocks
On the journey in which the Lord has
Brought forth to me.

They are lessons in the sand in which he has brought me to learn.
His love will lead me
And faith will break me free.

I am just a soul with a loving heart,
Every vein, every bone…
The wretched will not break it apart
For my blood to spill,
So that everyone will see.

I walk in solitude,
With the strength that
The Lord hath given me.
He has provided me with
A loving heart,
To share with all…

No the wretched will
Not damage me.
The Lord has given me a vision.
I will not be blind.
He has allowed me to see.

I am on my journey.
He has laid down the path.
Nobody else can direct it
But He.

– 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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