Poem: Scattered Words: Giving life to words



Piles of words, laid scattered on the floor,
trying to make sense of the mess.
They quizzically spelled out what seemed to be a simple confusion.

Phrases that so easily fit together,
now seemed complicated and conflicted.

Thoughts rambled,
and the words were like dust,
hiding under a thick silent fog,
although the words themselves,
spoke louder than anything else.

Letters tried to spell out
the meaning of life,
as punctuation carefully
made the appropriate pauses.

As the words, laid scattered,
they still made an impact,
as each meaning was clear,
it wasn’t always understood.

Silently, each phrase
came together,
in such a way,
that the fog would be lifted.

A story would be made,
a heart could be healed,
and a life
could be lived…

Just by sharing
-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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