Dark Poetry: Uncertain Melancholy



Uncertain melancholy in the midst
of a still moonlit evening,
I find myself apprehensive
of a timeless clock that keeps on ticking.

Tiresome minutes crawl on by,
but the precise seconds are obnoxious,
screaming out of tune in a cramped mind.

Throughout this evening of blinding moonlight,
I pen ambiguous thoughts,
while each one knocks anxiously at the door.

With a coercive respect, I allow hasty time for them,
but such joyous occasion,
there is no thrill
like the sheep who croon much too early before their season…

I can not say, I pen upon deaf ears
for their lullaby echoes maliciously.
Escape is adamant,
so melancholy is its tune
until the season is nigh.
And so, I bid adieu.

– 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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