(Listen to this poem, “Captivity Within” on Ariana’s podcast, “Spoken Word Poetry Podcast” by clicking on this link —-> https://anchor.fm/ariana-r-cherry/episodes/Spoken-Word-Poetry-Captivity-Within-eacao5
Follow along by reading the poem below….
Caged with the tedious thoughts that inhabit thy mind,
I search for silence within.
But then, there’s the demanding trolls, who live deep inside,
hitting their gongs that make my ears ring.
They try to bound my free flowing imagination, holding it in a darkened prison,
and taking my soul for ransom.
Within my heart, I scream to be freed from this torturous bondage.
For they cannot keep my love from such imprisonment.
These trolls do not believe in one’s will,
so they steal souls, making them un-free.
But what they don’t know, is that my spirit has a life in eternity.
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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