Poetry: Hazy Smoke


Hazy Smoke
Dreaming away in a hazy smoke,
dancing under a cresent moon,
I remember all that I was,
all that I have been…
and all there is to become.

In a foggy mess of timeless memories
that spin within an eternal wheel of life,
The dance keeps on,
and I glance into the hazy smoke
of unforgotten dreams.

I am not sure where the stars are shining tonight,
but I do see the glimmer of the moon,
that shines its rays of heavenly light,
as I dream away into the hazy smoke.

Through my eyes, nobody sees this life, but me.
The others voices, can stay silent,
as they are blind to the road that I have lived,
and have yet to travel.

Calm I am,
as the hazy smoke filters through the darkness.
Only I can see the light.
I travel through my own tunnel..

In the hazy smoke, I sang my own song,
and danced under a cresent moon.
I envisioned the being that I would like to be,
and the spirit that I would become.

And I remembered,
all that I was…
and who,
I will always be…

Throughout this life,
and unto the next…

as I saw the glory
of all my unforgotten dreams.

-Ariana R. 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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