….The poem below was inspired by a recent Bible study we are doing in church… It was talking about consequences, discipline and if we were ever given second chances or if you received the consequences of your actions…
….While I am not sure about receiving discipline …. I do remember a time or two, of feeling alone… because of hard times that I had experienced. I am not sure if that feeling of being alone is similar to discipline (?)… Perhaps, me learning to listen was a lesson(?) … So in answer to such questions, this poem was formed… I thought I would share it here as well…
I SAW YOU
In my darkest hours,
in those most silent of nights,
during all my heartache,
I had thought I was alone.
I cried out your name…
…And then I prayed…
I waited for your breath to
breathe upon my heart-
to give my life a fresh start…
and a hope to learn,
I had to find out
that while you might have been silent,
You still were there…
You see…in the midst of my grief,
I just could not feel you wiping away my tear…
But once the river flowed in,
that one tear became two…three…and more,
opening the floodgates of my heart.
And that’s when…
I saw YOU.
-Ariana R Cherry 2018
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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