Inspirational Poem: I am Fighting



There’s been a fight for so long.

A struggle to tame the tired soul

and heal the broken spirit.


A fight to breathe

A fight to sing

Although, the struggle to love

was never there.


Every moment that I took a moment to look up

and get lost in the peaceful clouds above,

I knew you loved me.

I am well aware.


But this world has got me at war.

There are people that are adamant

about tearing it apart.


The well constructed towers that were built with time and patience,

they have kicked them down effortlessly.

And the beauty that grew around me,

That quiet nature resort that gave me a home to return to ….

they lit it with a burning fire that broke my restless heart

and muted the music that it used to sing.


I am fighting to live.

Fighting to stand on this ground that you gave me,

and to dance among the wild flowers which you planted.


There’s a fight within,

They are lost somewhere within the darkness.

They fight unfair and tie our hands.


But there’s one thing they can’t destroy….

I won’t let them have my heart.


I am fighting.

My soul is singing

and my heart is beating…


They may try to knock me down,

but my love will never be shaken.


-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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