Inspirational Poetry: I’ll Stop the War


I’ll Stop the War

You weren’t there for the battle,
You didn’t feel my injured heart when it broke in a million pieces..
The door was closed…
The windows were shut.

Outside, the stars were performing a beautiful dance under the moonlight,
But indoors, an atrocious storm was brewing in the midst of darkness.
The silence was broken…
And the well was flooded with tears.

You didn’t see it …
Just me
and the enemy,
as my soul fought for freedom…

I was alone.

You didn’t see it.

I will be the warrior and the messenger,
and report the crucial details…
To fairwarn anyone else who could be in the path of such a war.

I will keep the well from overflooding,
and be sure the moonlight will shine with the dancing stars.

I’ve walked through the darkness and I will not let it haunt you…

As my faith grows,
and my hope blossoms,

I’ll stop the war.

-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.

4 thoughts on “Inspirational Poetry: I’ll Stop the War

      1. You write beautifully and I wish I still had the gift but age has slowed me down to a crawl.Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts.I’ve enjoyed it thoroughly


      2. Thank you for your kind words! They are very much appreciated!… Thank you for supporting me and coming to read. I enjoy being able to share. I am sorry that you are not able to write as much as you would like…. Have you ever thought about saying your thoughts into a voice recorder perhaps? …


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