Christmas Poetry: A New Light

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A NEW LIGHT by Ariana R Cherry

In the beginning,
There was darkness…
And then he said, “Let there be light…”
And a light shone into the new world.

Several generations later,
well after the creation of Adam and Eve,

A disrupted world was found in despair…
… its people broken and hurting, in turmoil and unrest…
They needed peace… and guidance.
And so…he delivered us a son.
An angel sent forth a message,

Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.”

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!”

And so…a new light would shine into the darkness of this world…

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.’

Hope cried out into the hurting world…

Yet, hope was born in a manger, with nowhere else to go…

The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.”

This new child would counsel us… leading us back to love…

Love paving a way through the darkness, radiating warmth to the broken-hearted…

All the shepherds came forth, to see the truth for themselves and to spread the word…

To be a witness to the birth of our king and father whom we would come to love,

And there, the shepherds saw…the light within the darkness,

shining bright, bringing hope for all,

They glorified and praised God, singing Hallelujahs

for all the world to hear….

From this new light, this incredible birth filled with everlasting love,

we would come to learn,

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

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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