Dark Poetry: Life Thief



In a somber
compassionless barren room.

Thy thoughts were alone,
whispering in her lonely chattering mind.

Silence poured
from its salvating mouth,
while febrile air burned her face.

Sinking low,
impeled into a corner.

Life thief!
running away with thy mutilated heart,
only to pour out its warm crimson blood.

Held prisoner in a dead end corner.
Life thief!

Your heart of stone,
it is frozen cold…
and those lifeless penetrating eyes,
they shatter like glass
with waterless tears.

Hands of fire,
Words with no meaning,
Life Thief!

You use words to pierce
a fresh heart.

How dare thee!

So somber
Darkening a midnight moon,
He stole thy stars.

Go clear thy febrile air,
warm your heart of stone
and run away…

and bring back thy crimson blood
before it runs cold.

For this well, is no longer yours.

-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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