Inside the dear old aged man,
a cracked heart once made of gold,
was now broken,
hurt with joyful stories he no longer told.
Tunes of joyous delight,
and Christmases of bright,
hurt his somber soul.
A once bright heart,
had gone stone cold,
a lustrous light gone in the dark.
Tis, such a time as this,
when he saw the holly
where young couples would kiss-
It only made him ache more
and so on Christmas,
he shut the door.
Years ago, a time was merry.
All his friends, jubilant with life
and love was pure, offering promise and hope…
Such a dear old man,
a heart once of faith,
harrowing times, made him heavyhearted
in a world where holly would no longer radiate green
and Christmas bulbs flickered in a melancholic beat.
For faith and revelation needed to be born,
in a world where his Christmas was torn.
For thy studious soul was bewildered in the dark.
All the aged man needed, was a hope to light again,
his Christmas spark.
– 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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