Dark Poetry: I Saw You Fall



I’ve seen the midnight darkness in your frigid eyes
that once held a radiant sunshine day.,

I’ve heard the merriment in your affectionate gentle voice,
only to hear it drown in dreadful resentment.

For I only wish I knew what instilled itself in you,
When you pulled my fractured heart from its loving protected home
and that raging darkness stomped all over it.

That infected demon you began to house,
laughed, and held my heart by a thread,
waving it in front of the stinging tears
that fell upon my feverish face.

I saw you fall…

I felt an everlasting love that found a place to live inside of me.
And I saw a kind soul grow so lovely…
until an impending doom fell upon it so deep.

Buried beyond six feet under in the frozen dirty ground…
You my love, were too close to a heated blazing core.

I saw you fall.

In the coldness of winter, there once was warmth in your heightened spirit
and it held a hope so strong…
But then a wilderness overgrew…
You my love, were beyond bewilderment….
A soul, lost…

So lost.
A heart with a desolate never ending hole.
Your eyes, so empty with no despair.
And a confused heart, broken into a bitter blackness.

Oh dear love,
I saw you fall.

My tortured soul,
You shattered it into a million pieces.
I became so afraid….

My injured spirit and stumbling faith-
It did attempt to map out your desperate rescue…
But you fell so far…
So deep beyond my arm’s reach.

Oh dear love.
I saw you fall….

I saw you fall…
Until you really weren’t there at all..

And I could no longer rescue
-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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