Poem: Moving on

MOVING ON

Down a path of an everchanging life,
I look behind me…
Experencing all the events that once were
and the scenes that still are yet to be.

My heart beats emotionally to the tune of nature’s music,
walking down through the rocky path
of where I have yet to go.

The wise old trees welcome me with arms open,
embracing my presence,
Their leaves rustle in the breeze
and I look behind me,
remembering everything that I once knew.
Although I tred on, moving forward
toward a warm glowing sunshine,
with my feet firmly planted upon the ground.

A familiar tug pulls at my heart,
relishing on vivid memories that sting my youthful eyes.
Those memories carry a fear that echoe in my ears.
That time was only seconds, minutes, days, yet months ago…

My breathing increases and heart pounds in my chest
until the fear subsides.
A beaming moonlight calms my awakened senses
as I continue to step cautiously forward
escaping a nightmare that once tortured me…

Down the path, sparkling bright stars twinkle a smile,
leading me down a road that once was dark,
but now, sheds a loving light.
I carry on counting each beam of light
finding the constellations close to my heart
which bring back fond memories of childhood dreams.

Walking towards a ray of hope,
I turn my mind back once more
as I experiece everything that once was,
remembering those times
that now only make me stronger…

A voice of reason urges to carry on.
To walk on towards a lighted path.

I look behind me, blink back a tear
and then move ahead.
Realizing all the scenes,
that are still yet to be.

-Ariana R. Cherry 2015

lightedpath

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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