Inspirational Poem: “An Unfairy Tale Kind of Love”



An UnFairy-Tale Kind of Love


I had been hurting for so long.

You were blind to see that what you did was wrong.


My tears slid, one by one,

but you never once apologized for

what you had done.


I thought every love was meant to last,

but at that moment,

all of my dreams and fairy-tales

faded away fast.


You taught me

that love meant pain.

I had nowhere else to go

and nothing else to gain.


You beat my soul

and tortured my spirit.

Your kind of love…

eventually took its toll.


After years of hiding,

years of fighting…


My tired eyes awoke

and the pieces of my heart

realized that they were broke,

My spirit and soul united,

no longer torn apart.


The moment that I finally became free…

The moment, that I finally found me…


And I realized, that this painful love,

would- could….never ever be….


….and I walked away…


Because I didn’t want to know how this fairy-tale would end,

if I were to stay.


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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