Poetry: An Eternity


An Eternity

Inside an oblivion of a time trapped shell,
the wind howls and bares its soul,
to the sky that soaks up its confessions.

Vibrations of the secrets light up the stars,
as they twinkle the encrypted code of stories that are told
from the souls who reign down below.

I am the cold wind that dances through the darkness,
and the chill that sweeps beneath the feet
on a bare wooden floor.

I am the tunnel that hovers overhead,
consumed by emotions that have been
left to escape into the openness.

Anxiety, frustration, excitement, despair, happiness
and fright, tied into a ball of invisible twine,
attached to the tunnel where feelings have no end
and continue to grow
until an angry storm has an outburst.

I am but an energy, that ravishes on the soul,
that lurks to those who are weak.
The time that I have is short,
but it lengthens with each emotion
that I consume, as more bare
the deep hidden secrets
locked beneath the core
of their soul.

Their soul, is a part of the eternity,
An eternity of a time-trapped shell…

I am,
an eternity,
that keeps on waiting,
ravishing for the core
of your darkest secrets
you keep locked
far within your soul.

-Ariana Cherry 2014

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.

5 thoughts on “Poetry: An Eternity

  1. Love this. I’m very intrigued by the idea of eternity & infinity. This part “Vibrations of the secrets light up the stars,
    as they twinkle the encrypted code of stories that are told
    from the souls who reign down below.” Was my favorite. The imagery of this poem was great.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much for reading my poem. I am so glad that you enjoyed it. Eternity is often a topic on my mind as well… I appreciate your compliments of my imagery…. I really like the reader to feel as if they were there or a part of the poem 🙂

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      1. Well, you did a fine job of immersing me. Time is such an ephemeral, yet infinite thing. I always ask my friends “Can you measure infinite?” and that gets some interesting convos started


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