Dark Poetry: Winter Solitude



Winter Solitude
Alas, there was a barren crossroad,
or perhaps crossfigured,
in denial of where it shall meet.

But then, there were the lonely trees –
those too, barren.
Its leaves stolen from an irate wind
that left frigid ice in its place.

Barren crossroads.
Naked trees.
Tis it all seemed too much
for thy weak knees.

My mind, still stagnant,
my heart a bit hostile,
because winter stole the summer breeze.

So now, I sit.
so still as I have trouble being tranquil.
For thy scene outside, is one that leaves
tears to the crestfallen eyes.

Snow slowly trickles
and it tangos to a mindless transfigured beat,
while I rub my tired bittercold hands
above the sweltering fire’s heat,
and stare at the barren crossroad
through a pane of frosted window glass.

Alas, I still find myself,
a bit irate.
The wind outside has lost its hearty warmth.

For I, sit in a solemn solitude
wishing for an escape from
the trees that are barren
with no leaves.

-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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