Upon entering a new innocent world,
A bright blinding light shone for all to see-
Laughs echoing aloud,
tears running down cheeks, flowing free.
Unknown to a darkness that
A light flickered, blowing its fuse.
Darkness folding over,
covering all the stars…
A dull moon turned dim…
Someone closed the door,
and it was difficult to get back in.
A journey took itself to a lonely forest,
where heavy branches hung low,
and a dead silence filled the air,
which left room for hungry thoughts to come alive.
Thoughts so alive,
that they started to turn back time-
for this journey was not done.
A flicker of light splashed through the heavy trees,
cutting through the dark prison
that once encased thee…
A star found the courage to shine…
followed by more, becoming brighter
Sounds of life began to rustle,
echoing throughout a once dry land.
Finally, no longer afraid,
she took His hand…
and innocence once again,
– Ariana R. Cherry 2017