Poetry: That Autumn Revolving Door


That Autumn Revolving Door

…. I know, I’ve been here before…
The air has cooled,
the howling wind has chilled
and faded colored leaves make their journey to the ground..
Sometimes- I think I might have even seen a frown.

It’s that setting, the time that I remember from some years gone past…
Those memories that linger in my mind,
it all happened so fast…
I keep swearing that door is going to stay locked shut,
but here, I am again,
walking through that autumn revolving door.

Each year, for every leaf that falls, a tear lingers…
A moment from history, echoes fresh in my mind
from that other solemn ceremonial time…
No matter how hard I try,
That autumn door wickedly beckons…
and so, then the other yesterday’s memories flood in,
through that revolving door…

Once that chill in the air has set,
its that time of season,
where the past seems to act
on some obligatory debt…
and down memory lane,
we go,
walking through that autumn revolving door.

I keep waiting, for it all to be put to rest,
but, I just keep failing this life test…
My heart does a dance,
waiting for a chance

to ignore the door,
to not give in
or implore

This ole mind of mine,
the memories are a program.
Scheduled to reset…

When that first leaf hits the ground,
That autumn revolving door,
seems to be,
the only place where I can be found.

– 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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