Dark/Horror Poetry:Bring Back the Night


Bring Back the Night

There’s a lonely place that many do not visit
Down in the depths where the moon is black
and the stars are unplugged…

The rage is overheated
and fear has overgrown
but those who are lonely,
no longer feel undefeated.

Many don’t come here often-
as it’s often overlooked.
The atmosphere reaked
of naked sadness
and joyless nights.

But once the grip of the darkness implanted,
There was no escape
from the death grasp of eternity’s clenching hooks.

All was lost.
But not forgotten.

For their whispers chased through the fog
running a lost race.

Tonight the moon is pitch black…
and there’s no more looking back.

Someone’s lost the starlight.
and now, their tortured soul must fight.

This wasn’t a visit.
Bring back the night.

-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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