Dark Poetry: Betroth to Thee/Examination of Thy Mind

Update on 1/31/17:                                                                                                                                  

This poem received a 5-star critique/review from Realistic Poetry International.

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Betroth to Thee
Examination of Thy Mind

The human mind,
an innate, yet intricate tool
with bountiful unique thoughts
and often persistent inquiry
that lead us to unanswered conundrums to untangle.

There are whispers of intense phrases,
which leave us petrified, a real fear to say such aloud.
We panic, with anxiety, trying to unravel those hidden secrets
that are buried beneath our young wise souls,
with answers that tremble upon our quivering lips.

Inside, our heart ticks, trying to express outward,
as we hunker down inward…
Words forcing their way through a dry mouth…

“Dear soul, what is this life?
Why do we live such
and then die?”

“My love, if I am to betroth you till the day I die,
then why, why, do we fall asleep, and I leave you so lonely,
into the midnight nigh?”

“I fear, that one day, all of this radiant magical beauty of nature,
I shall be robbed of,
But my love, I have undying faith, that there is thy God,
who shall be waiting for thee….
and he will journey me into divine green pastures…”

Oh so I sing,
my heart turns and turns,
even if the questions I ask,
my heart , they do sting.

But I seek truth
in which I search for mercy.

This life, such an intricate life, vast universe,
My heart desires for a place that thee will call home-
A castle in the sky
-somewhere where dark is no longer nigh.

I do request,
just this, as I wear my open heart upon my chest-
do not leave me lonely,
for I have betrothed to thee…

My heart,
shall forever beat,
in all eternity.

-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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