Spiraling into the Abyss

Spiraling into the abyss.


Spiraling into a deep dark abyss,
she was interrupted during a time
when she had just started living.

A second of her life,
had become measured
into increments of
what felt like an eternity.

The dark abyss had captured her
overworked mind,
A mind that had become restless,
keeping her awake during times,
when she really should have been dancing.

But time
had interrupted that.
It had taken her on a trip through
a time suspended spiraling abyss
where the light was dim,
and the darkness was cold.

Someone had violently pushed her in,
because they were hurt from
hard emotions
that just didn’t win.

And now, she fought to raise up,
To rise above, the dark abyss.

All around her,
memories of a tortured past
spun around,
like dust particles floating in
a viscious wind.

This abyss was not hers.
The war was not hers to fight.
Her heart ached for
the the precious warmth
of the light.

This spiraling dark abyss
was not going to break her.
In fact, the voice from deep within her soul,
would be the thing,
to save her
and raise her up.

No darkness
or any spiraling abyss
would imprison her spirit.

Her light
would shine.


-Ariana Cherry 2015

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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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