Stranger in the Mirror

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Stranger in the Mirror

In the mirror,
an unknown world presents its reflection,
As a stranger with familiar eyes, stares back…

A place that was once identifiable,
Now seemed unrecognizable,
As a fog covered the dusty glass…

What always showed beyond the reflection
Wasn’t always the reality,
That the mind foretold…

The stranger with familiar eyes
Stood waiting for the fog to clear,
So that the truth could be seen
In a world that was once cold.

In another time,
In another place,
Her beauty might have radiated
Across her face.
But all that remained,
Was a minor crack,
The only trace.

Inside the mirror,
The stranger stood waiting….
Waiting for the fog to clear
Until her world would become familiar….
Something she knew.

-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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