Poetry: Empathy




Sometimes, I feel all alone
in this wide universe,
even when I am surrounded by
so many people,
so many emotions
and so much noise…

The noise plays a music
that may seem deaf to others,
but sings a song so loud
like pure agony shrills
that pierce throughout my ears…

Every tear shed from the one who cries,
Somehow makes its way to my cheek,
as I wisp it away, trying not to hurt.

Every laugh bellowed from another,
echoes through the pit of my stomach
while I am left, feeling the leftovers
of an inside joke.

A shout in pure anger,
A feeling of sorrow hatred
Scares me to my very core,
as it rumbles my heart,
attempting to shatter it
into pieces.

The world can appear to be so silent and still
as the moon on a clear blue twilight evening,
Although when the stars twinkle, dance and shine,
it creates a sypmphony that only my eyes can see…
and anybody else, who
can feel the power of empathy.

Every single tingle and spark,
I will witness when I secretly see
a tender kiss upon moist lips,
will resignate through my heart.

I ache for that lasting love
and romantic tendencies find
their way through my dreams,
as I feel my way through a
whirlwind of ectasy,
of personal empathy.

When so much power of emotions
clutter a world that we once
thought was empty…

It’s easy to see,
that so much still
has the ability to exist,
when you release your will
to the desires
of empathy.

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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