Poetry: Fly away to Freedom


monotony builds up a day,
and creates a week…
Specific days for certain tasks
creates a mind mold of boredom.

Searching for adventure,
looking for a cloud to
run and jump on
to take a ride to some place unknown…

Without a heart full of freedom,
that flies with the wind,
It is easy to stay stagnant,
with your feet stuck in the mud.

Your hair flying in the wind,
as your ride on the back of that
magic dragon,

When you wished upon a star…
It’s the fantasy get-away that will take you far…

Life can get you stuck,
and the mindless tasks
drag you into the black-hole,
with no escape…

Escape to the moon,
and wish upon the stars…

It is always okay to be free
and escape,
to that breathless, beautiful imagination,
that will fade away, and never be…

Unless you build it.

-Ariana R. 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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