Dark Poetry: No Name


No Name

I’ve been stripped of everything I used to know.
Left naked, vulnerable and my skin, unsewn.

On display for everyone to see,
but through that window,
it isn’t who I appear to be.

They’ve taken my insides,
and turned them outside in.

My soul they tugged and tugged,
but, it just wouldn’t give.

My spirit, they fought…
Again, another losing battle…
They just couldn’t win.

But they’ve torn and tattered my skin.
Stamped me with their sins.

Bruised and chained..
Left alone.
They couldn’t see all the good I’ve done.
I just didn’t fit their name.

They tried to pierce my unbreakable heart.
Pulled and pinned
Trying to rip it apart.

But again.
It was too tough.
So again, they left me for none.

What was is that I could give?
They’ve declothed and left me for sin…

And now, I’m here on display
naked and vulnerable for all of them to shame…

I won’t let them see me weep,
I won’t call them by name.

I’ll hold onto my heart,
sing through my soul,
and love thyself,

because even with no name,
with my spirit I am whole.

-Ariana 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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