Dark Poetry: Faith in Dreary Days – in a World Gone Mad


in a World Gone Mad

My friends,
I understand
that your day has become nigh
for our brooding hearts have broken
with a heavy sigh to our dismay.

Thy moon has broken,
while the stars have withered,
into the darkness, our innocence grips by an insignificant thread…

Day into nigh,
fire and smoke blaze the cloudy cracked sky

Hurt inflamed tears fall down your cheek
while the impassioned people reach for the inspirited plug
to light back up the sullen night

Journeying to the city streets,
releasing the furious heat
from aching hearts.

Oh dear friends,
you fear a world gone mad.
A world gone cold dead with stone hearts.

What’s worse,
is the mind,
crazy in thy head…

Light up the bleak sky
Light up your earthly sky
The day will not be nigh.

My friends,
do not drown in the perpetual blaze…

Have faith
in your dreary days,
in a world gone mad.

-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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