Poem: Light in the Woods



The light in the Woods

A light flickered into the woods
As I made my way
Through the trees,
Looking to get lost.

An unknown rocky path,
I had trod , following the radiant glow
Of the flickering light.
A beacon of hope,
An escape from the darkness,
That once blanketed the forest.

A soft voice echoed through
The dark woods….

” Hush my dear child,
Do not be afraid
For the light shall guide your way.”

Cool air rustled the rustic tree leaves,
Making them dance in the silence,
As I continued towards the beckoning light.

The light continued to flicker
Becoming a soft cascading glow
Sending a warmth into the
Chilly air

Stopped on the path,
I found myself in the presence
Of the soft beaming glow.

A small voice whispered again,
Into the cold night…

” Hush my dear child,
I have been with you on your path.
Do not cry my love,
I have been holding you…”

And within the gleaming light,
A pair of soft angel wings brushed
Against my cheek,
Sending a love
That hugged my heart.

And ever so quietly,
She whispered in my ear,
Her breath, like a symphony

“Continue walking upon your path,
Dear child…
For I shall always guide you.
My love will protect and hold you.
And should you ever need help,
I will carry you…”

Into the night,
The dear angel ever did sing,
Her voice echoed into the darkness,
Sending a light down the rocky path,
Guiding with her loving light…

– ariana cherry 2014

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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