Poetry: Warrior Angels



We are not broken

We are not battered…


Our souls might have shattered,

but they will be mended,

as each piece is put back together…


We are warriors,

our hearts were not broken –

they were only conditioned,

so that they could grow stronger.


When the desolate fog creeps in

through an unsteady mind of haunting thoughts,

We get ready for battle,

because it is all that we know.


Battle has become second nature

At one time, our hearts were whole,

but then, darkness stomped on it,

and we were left with the war of healing.


In time, spirits were lifted up

and found their dance once again with the stars.


Warmth radiated from the sun,

introducing a newfound love

that once was hidden in a smog of darkness…


No longer, were the nights so lonely and full of fear,

because through the battles, the moon offered a light of hope.


Tattered wings no more.

A glass heart, no longer transparent.


We are not battered.

We have not lost.

We are angel warriors.

We have won.


-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.

15 thoughts on “Poetry: Warrior Angels

      1. Thank you. This has given me so much more to my experience that has very much been needed. God bless you


  1. Beautiful! I feel this all the time. No one knows what I have been through and how much I struggle daily. They say I am strong. They say I am brave. I am a warrior, every day.


  2. You summed up who I am. Dieing and coming back is hard enough but trying to explain the hurt and battle is difficult. This is on point. Thank you! I draw for my PTSD therapy. Perfect photo. I am hoping this speaks for me. ♥️Thank you from a mending heart

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    1. You are so right on all of that… I am glad that this poem spoke to you… Drawing is great therapy. 🙂 I wish you well on your healing journey. Thank you for coming by to read my work.


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