Poetry: Chasing Rainbows (While on Narcotics–Prescription of course)


Okay, so I’ve been having some bad back pain. I was prescribed some halfway potent pain killers. And..well they’ve had some interesting side-effects.. one-of making me feel like I am barely here and having some very–umm..creative thoughts. So, what is a writer to do with these-weird feelings? Of course.. write something! So I came up with a fun poem called, “Chasing Rainbows”……

Chasing Rainbows While Stuck on Narcotics (Prescription of course!)

Chasing after rainbows,
I spotted a little elf
who was looking for silver…
I asked him if he knew where the pot of gold was,
but he told me it had went down in value…

My mind couldn’t comprehend why he would be
at the end of the rainbow,
when gold wasn’t his goal.

Perhaps silver is the next big thing?

Under the rainbow, I saw another world.
A world with lime green pink trees,
and grass as blue as the sky…
Or maybe the sky was down on the ground?
and I was standing on the clouds…

My mind couldn’t comprehend how I got
to this rainbow land on my search for gold…
But now, an elf told me,
that i would be better off with silver.

And for some reason,
a song of silver and gold rang in my ears.

Stuck in rainbow land,
where the clouds were a fluffy purple,
and the sunshine splashed my face, literally,

I tried to comprehend the battle of silver and gold.
But was that the truth I needed to focus on?
Or was it that I needed to find the end of the rainbow?

I looked above to the stars for my answers…
Their flashes of light,
streaked across the dark nighttime sky…

Little bulbs of brightness,
all glimmering to the same tune.
Could they answer the questions
that lay heavy on my mind?

Twas it gold or silver…
or was there another truth to find?

-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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