Dark Poetry: Wintertide



The mutterings of the wind wildy gust in,
as nature bellows in agony and despair
for their winter death…

Wintertide is upon us…

Intense frosty early morns,
as the ice grows its frigid layers
stealing warmth.

Wintertide is upon us.

Life seems stagnant
as the greens of the lands become gray
and the silence of the air
surrounds the atmosphere.

Wintertide is upon us.

Ambrosial flowers will weep,
until winter’s lullabye eventually puts them to sleep.
Trees will surrender, relinquishing their leaves
becoming bare skeletons in the harsh cold breeze.

Wintertide is upon us.

In this quietude of the frigid like Siberia,
the snow shall settle well into the brisk twilight hours,
as nature succumbs to Jack Frost,
surrendering to the enevitable numbness.

Wintertide has arrived.

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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