In my ear, you whisper that you are near,
Your silence doesn’t prevail long…
In the moments, when my lights are beaming,
You whisper through the cool air,
proving thee wrong.
Thy journey through the murky fog,
is not done…
Some days, your haunting whispers are louder
than my joyful song.
I fight to mute the disheartening chants,
Those emotional fears that drown me alive,
all because of those whispered words
that you connive.
I pull on the shredding strings of remaining hope,
while you attempt to bury and stake them
through the ground.
Each day, your whispers attempt to
envelop, twist and bound.
Sometimes, it’s like sinking sand,
trying to push me further down.
All I pray for is peace…
for those whispered threats to be no more..
And to let the sunlight in through the door.
I no longer enjoy this restless game…
Stop the chaos!
See the light!
AND I WILL tell you thy name!
– 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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