Poem/Song: The Edge of Desire


The Edge of Desire

I’m barely holding on
grabbing onto the edge,
I look down, try to hold on tight,
a black pool muddles down below,
covering me in sweat and fright.

Im barely holding on,
grabbing onto the edge.
I’m looking for an escape,
on the edge of desire.

It’s been far too long
that I’ve been fighting this fire.

This life,
it’s all that I’ve got left,
Please don’t let me go,
I don’t want to drown
in this black pool,

I’m barely holding on,
grabbing on to the edge.
It’s always been worth fighting for,
Even when I was left alone
aching at my lowest core…

Save me now
Save me now.

You’re all that I need
on this edge of desire.

He’s got me,
holding me in His hands.
I know He will save me
as I fight this fire.

I’m barely holding on
grabbing on to the edge.

I don’t want to drown
in this black pool.

You’re all that I need
on this edge of desire.

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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