Poetry : That Haunted Breath Upon my Ear

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That Haunted Breath Upon my Ear

The memories haunt my nighttime dreams…
The images are as raw as the flesh upon Adam and Eve’s skin.
Fear withers into my mind when your voice breathes upon my ear.
It is like you are still here –
When you are the one that I fear
to be near.

Why do you come to see me
in this dreamscape…
When it was all of the anxiety
that I wanted to escape?

Every scene feels so real…
The warm moist air upon my ear,
the salty cool water from
my fresh tear….

Much time has passed
since I heard your voice last,
but your taunting spirit somehow
haunts the dreams that lie upon my bed pillow.

Why are you here?
Why have you come?

Don’t you realize what you’ve done?
Those past memories have materialized into
a false mascarade…
Sometimes, I long for what used to be-
But this is my reality that has come.

I lay awake waiting for the safety of my sunlight,
the rising dawn.
So that all of the haunts you whispered in my ear
will unravel, and I will no longer
have come undone…

Ariana Cherry 2016

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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