Poetry: Innocence Prevailed


Innocence Prevailed

Upon entering a new innocent world,
A bright blinding light shone for all to see-
Laughs echoing aloud,
tears running down cheeks, flowing free.

Innocence prevailed…
Unknown to a darkness that
awaited thee.

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
each time.

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

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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