Poem: Phases



I was in a familiar routine for so many years.
Going here….and traveling there.
I knew the predictions.
My heart knew them so well,
it brought me to tears.

My life knew the direction it was going.
I predicted when the sun would rise,
when it would set.

Life was “normal.”
Until one day…
The brightest moon,
wasn’t full.
and the constellations in the stars…

My routine was swept away by the wind.
And one day,
I couldn’t say
when the sun would rise
or when it would set.

An unknown future,
set forth in my eyes
and that was when,
my heart and mind
began its war.

Life keeps on moving like a train.
It speeds toward its destination
until it derails.
in its tracks.

My heart broke into a million pieces
shattering all over a dark floor.
And I begin to spend seconds, minutes and
even hours,
trying to rebuild it again.

Although, some of the pieces had become rigid
when I forced them to fit into its place
and out of a usual routine
in uninterrupted heartbeats.

My heart, began beating on an off rhythm,
as it tried to catch up with the thoughts,
rushing through my mind like a freight train.
It moved towards a destination
with crossroads and derailments,
Stopping for the breaks in the road.

My heart tried to stop to sing
and take in the charismatic scene
Even though my mind pleaded to move on,
Returning back to a usual routine.

I am at war.
My heart knows no fault.

Ariana R. Cherry 2015


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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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