Original Written Poetry: If We Worked Together

If We All Worked Together

I remember a time, 
when it was okay to give and receive hugs
And now, within this new world, 
without that special touch,
The emotions of my heart, 
it feels all of those desperate tugs.

Every spectrum of this fight, 
the left, the right…
They are all in this battle, 
unhappy about politics, new rules,
As it creates every day stress,
But when you think about it,
Sometimes it seems so petty,
Because there are others, 
taking their last breath.

I grieve for a world I used to know, 
that wasn’t that long ago
There are times, that I worry, 
the feelings that I have,
on my face, it might show.

This “new normal,” this, “new world,”
it is not something we have faced before.
Every man, woman, boy, girl, 
every part of human race…
In every aspect of this sickness,
It’s affected all of us to our core.

You see, we all keep fighting…
about what is wrong, what is right,
But don’t you know… can’t you see?
You’re fighting the wrong fight!

I know we’ve been handed new rules,
But this isn’t a game.
This is life.
It’s about protecting others,
Staying alive!

I know deep down, you’re hurting,
even with that smile on your face.
I know, because, I am hurting too,
But I keep going on day after day, 
carrying my faith.
Even if it feels very 
heavy some days.

For now, this is our new world…
“The New Normal,” they call it.
We’ve lost a few things… temporarily
But some, have lost friends and family.

We all pray, that this isn’t forever,
That things will get better.
And even though some 
have put up a wall,
It could be easier, 
if we all worked together.

Ariana R Cherry 2020

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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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