Red-eyed salivating wolf
growling with unemotional howls…
You attack without regret
and devour the souls of innocent victims.
Preys of your hunt
have found themselves chained and shackled
to their own hearts,
pulling for freedom in your devious game of tug-of-war…
They grasp for one last life-line
until their spirit cracks,
waiting for their heart to shatter.
– Some of those times,
the soul finds itself defeated…
while in this unfair game,
the salivating horrid wolf has cheated…
Looking for a life-line,
its victims call out for mercy,
pulling on the shackles and chains
which have left them imprisoned.
Faith seems so far out of reach,
but even in their blindness,
Hope still has the ability to teach.
Under the moonlight of a darkness that seems never ending,
The hounding wolf,
this insane perpetrator does have a weakness
It is the love and light,
where the hearts of his victims
in all the glory of their ascending.
*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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