Poem: Fallen and Risen Warrior

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Fallen and Risen Warrior

The times had its toll,
The price had been paid.
The warrior entered in,
fought with a brittle heart,
but then exited
with a fearful grace….

She walked along a rocky road
under a bright glowing moon
and her long hair flowed lightly
as it danced in the cool breeze.

The warrior felt her way through
a lonely darkness
With her head held high,
and tear-stained eyes.
She stayed focused,
even though, her favorite star had burnt out.

She marched on.

There were more steps to be trod,
As each one was lit up
from the glow of the high crescent moon.
T’was a dark and rocky path the warrior traveled

In the bleak autumn evening,
Faint lights flickered
as she passed through isolated and desolote
streets.

The warrior was determined to create
a new onward moment.

She marched on.

A heart of scars
built with uneven
emotional lines,
yet the warrior marched on.

Her soul, portrayed a strong-willed warrior.

She tries to live the life that has been destined.
A spirit attacked from the now and then.
With her guard, she plans for the
war of the future.

She marches on…

A warrior.

A warrior whose heart was attacked,
whose soul was beaten,
but has a spirit that is lifting…

She owns the night
and marches on.

-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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