Dark Poetry: Words in the Wind


Alone in the darkness,
sometimes when she closed her innocent eyes,
the heart-wrenching screaming would echo into the present
…every detail vividly replaying in her mind.

In the midst of a soft peace,
…everything around her became so terribly loud,
Although, the only one who heard the deafening noise,
was she.

Upon the delivery of a compliment,
it quickly became a negative reminder
of everything she wasn’t…
Everything she never could be.

There it was holding her hostage-
Always the past crashing into the present,
would she ever get her foot in the door?
Or would it continue to slam-
never letting her forget the glum scenes
that haunted her to the very core?

A silent whisper she would so heavily sigh,
begging for the distressed memories to drown.
Or the promise of a ray of glowing hopeful sunshine,
to chase away the frigid breeze
that attempted to make time freeze.

It was in those small sacred moments she wanted to carry on,
and let the horror of those past dreadful stories
be finally gone…

Those stories would simply be broken words,
turned to dust, and carried away with the wind…

So that finally she could passionately write upon her haunted tale…

– 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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