Dark Poetry: Secrets of Mortality


Secrets of Mortality

Our own mortality.
One of the things that
humans fear the most.

The end.
ultimate termination.
The cryptic darkness that awaits
as we pray for the everlasting bright light.

It haunts us
through the very core of our thin skin.

In the loneliness of a moonless midnight
we lay wide awake upon our pillow
with thought-provoking troublesome minds
as we contemplate the end
of our chapter…

Could this be…good night…for eternity?
Shall we awake to see the sun rise once again?
In those last moments as our eyes close to say adieu,
for what will our souls encounter when the new undiscovered world is revealed?

Our hearts,beating anxiously with such morbid thoughts
that nobody dares to speak,
yet in our minds,
those conversations are the loudest.

Mortality –
so we fear thee.

What awaits us?
Sweat trickles down our cold face,
color lost as we turn pale
for the fear of the unknown.

For to others, we appear so settled –
ready for the spirited journey…

But hidden in the arms of dreaded darkness,
we fear the unknown…

Will we be alone?
Or shall we be joined by others gone before us?

We all have a due date.
an ending to our human chapter…

But all discussion is a silent whisper,
for if we speak too loud,
it could come promptly knocking on our door next.

– Ariana R. Cherry 2016
Art link: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/87538786476902062/

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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