POETRY: A Tribute to Moms on Mother’s Day: “A WOMAN CALLED MOM”


A Woman Called Mom

Nurturing women have been a part of the story for all of our lives.

The caring…
The emotional one…
She – the almighty one,

Who bent down to kiss our knees.
It might have seemed she was fearless,
but from time to time,
the powerful lady got scared too.

In the quiet moments, she sang soft tunes,
and hummed harmonious music.

She would flip her hair, whether it was nervously or to show she didn’t care.

This nurturing woman provided a warm home and heart.
She fought to keep it together,
and not to let anything tear it apart.

This woman is a part of you
and she lives on forever
through all of your memories.

The woman whose role has stood tall throughout the ages of Earth.

She is called MOM-
with her and everything she stands for,
She shapes and is the mold
that keeps it together.
– Ariana R. 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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