Dark Poetry: Hungry Wolves of Black Friday


Just some miles hidden within the utter darkness,
I could hear their earnest mourns
and undoubted cries.
They echoed horrendously off sensitive eardrums
which brought painful tears to swollen sinus driven eyes.

Deafening cries and mourns similar to rabid hungry wolves
yelling out atrocious obscenities over careless irrelevant matters.
It didn’t take such an imaginative mind
for one to recognize humans who had gone
humanless with hearts gone blind.

Humans losing their true race,
perhaps more animialistic
losing what little grace
they had left.

In what spec of courage I could muster,
so I shall did peak,it hurt painfully ever so…
One could never believe,
the distressing photographic images for which I did see!

Pale skinned fleshy arms flailing,
and chapped mouths watering and muttering unspoken languages
that spewed from their gnarly teeth.

Small little ones, short and once loved,
were forced to be an accomplice,
stood scared with confusion,
hollering for absent comfort.

Staring beyond the hungry ravages,
these now not so innocent eyes saw leftovers set aside
thrown to and fro.
And other bounties that had scattered amongst the dust,
left aside to rust.

The people were no longer people!
Tunes which thought to hypnotize and calm
only delivered frustration and distraught.

From what thy little eyes did spy,
My beaten heart did break,
for it was all that this defeated spirit could take.
This was a jungle where hope had surely gone astray.

Into the utter darkness,
I forfeited, hunkering back,
for I was ashamed and forsaken.

Monsterous mourns and eerie cries still
echoed off the late night darkened skies.
And here I was left to ponder with tears in thy eyes,
When will humanity ever even try?

– 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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