Dark Poetry:Nightmares in Thy Mind



Nightmares in Thy Mind

Nobody realizes the horror that takes
comfort in your own bed
when terrible dreaded nightmares take estate in your wandering head.

Restless thoughts of tormenting insecurities
give birth in a relentless mind…
It seems as if hope has escaped
when faith has just began to blossom.

In a dark room, where sleep takes a wrong turn,
and eyes twitch a battle
for the fight to be awake,
Only to lose to tormenting illusions and an overactive imagination
that come to life in our helpless trapped mind.

Only in the dead of a darkened twilight,
does our mind’s voice scream the loudest,
or that our soul feels like an eternal prison.

The conversations we refuse to hear in the safety of the day,
Speak up uninvited and carry through the darkness,
as undesirable words grip our terrorized heart
that now beats slowly- frozen cold.
Nightmare’s prison has captured our most inner fears.

The claws of darkness grasp the core of our sanity
We whimper into the air for release,
as our soul chokes on fear’s poison…

These horrific tribulations that haunt thy mind
has made faith blind and buried hope.

The frightened small child from deep within us reappears,
and we beg for mericful daylight
so that all of Lucifer’s monsters dissipate…

And then,
we can awake.

– Ariana R. Cherry 2017



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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