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I have started a new podcast series called, “Soul Stories.” Soul Stories airs on the Cloverleaf Radio Network. We interview poets and speak with them about their writing. Then they also read their poetry. So far there has been three episodes. Episodes air on Anchor, iTunes and Spotify…. I will also be posting them here. I hope you enjoy them!  If you would ever like to be on “Soul Stories” and read your poetry, I’d love to have you! You can contact me at arianathepoet@gmail.com.


Soul Stories with Poet Linda Crate–> Click here to listen to Soul Stories Episode 1

In this episode, host & author, Ariana R Cherry, will speak with poet, Linda Crate. She is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. Linda has five published chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press – June 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon – January 2014), If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, August 2016), My Wings Were Made to Fly (September 2017, Flutter Press), and Splintered With Terror (Scars Publications, January 2018).

https://anchor.fm/cloverleafradionetwork/embed/episodes/Soul-Stories–Poetry-with-Linda-Crate–Episode-1-e21ljr

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Forgetting That I Am Human
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The cool beckoning wind brushes against my face
As it curtsies a hello, whispering in my ear…
 
…Inside my soul dances
As it leaps, trying to fly…
Forgetting that I am yet,
Just a human, with my feet firmly grounded to this dusty earth…
 
…High above, the welcoming sunlight warms my heart
Sending love, radiating energetic waves
throughout my anxious spirit.
 
So much, I wish to rise above,
to blow a kiss to the one who wakes me
With its loving light each early morn’
But then yet again, my feet, are firmly planted to the ground
Upon this dusty earth.
 
I am only human…
But yet, inside, I am a soul of hope, love
…and a ray of everlasting light,
Yearning for beyond an otherworldly place that
Neither human eyes nor the human heart can comprehend…
 
But yet, each day, such a soul as mine feels torn….
Between the beauty of this dusty ole’ earth
that catches my eyes and heart…
And the yearning, for somewhere beyond
….something heavenly…
That only those that have gone before us can explain….
For their anticipating stories await us….
 
But for now… I am only human…with my feet,
firmly planted…to the ground.
 
– Ariana R Cherry

 

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Imprisoned in My Mind

Behind the fiery sparks,
That light my intertwined thoughts,
I’m held,
Imprisoned in my mind.

An entire other world,
That faces off with the reality
That I see in front of my innocent eyes.

…Imprisoned in my mind,
I confront the every-day tasks at hand…
Fighting off a reality, that
I only wish to escape from time to time…

Behind a glass of imagination,
In other colorful worlds that only I create,
With safe places to escape,
Imprisoned in my mind.

I fight for a world of peace.
I fight for a world not at war.
I fight for a world with harmony.
I fight for a world of equality….
I fight for a world filled with love…
But for now,
I stand here, gripping these safe bars,
In a world, in which I have built with hope and possible dreams
As the tears fall, glistening in the moonlight,
I wait for change,

Until then, I stay…
Imprisoned, in my mind.

 

Ariana R Cherry

From the upcoming collection:

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My new publishing company, “Cherry-House Press” has released its newest anthology, “The Fears of Us All.” We are so excited to release this wonderful new anthology filled with poetry and stories about the fears that our (30+) authors have….

When people can connect with each other on common ground – we can become closer to one another – and perhaps be more open – or even learn to love one another more…

When we share our fears, we can find that we aren’t quite alone as we feel… Our fears can connect us all…
 
Support our “Authors Dream Fund,” and purchase a copy of our very first anthology, “The Fears of Us All,” and open up your hearts and be connected…Our Authors Dream Fund will help us to make new authors dreams come true by helping them get their start in the publishing world… We know what it is like to be the “little guys, ” as new authors and how competitive it can be when you are an author… We hope to raise money for the “Authors Dream Fund,” through the sales of our anthologies. Cherry House Press wants our authors to be able to share their stories and inspire others around the world.
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Check out our anthology on Amazon at:
 
If you’d like to publish with Cherry House Press, our submission information is below:
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Eternal Haunting
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She fought within her mind,
the origin of her own mortality…
The completion of it all…
Her own eternal being would haunt her…
 
It seemed as if death itself, the dark knight,
beckoned upon her doorsteps,
rapping at her door in rhythmical undertones…
 
The young soul, sat, perched in her black leather recliner,
hunkering down in fear, hoping for the rapping to quiet.
 
Her mind would shout louder than the fear that trapped her.
But those mindful conundrums wouldn’t drown out
death’s rhythmical rapping.
 
Eternity was craved, yet still feared within her heart.
She ached for warmth and light,
and for the darkness of death to let her go…
She hoped for a brilliant eternal light instead, to show.
…and to just, blow away the coldness of death
and its ever, mindless endless rapping.
 
– Ariana R Cherry 2018

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Wondering Soul:
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What is thy purpose for an earthly life that is not eternal?
For how do we know how to seek our mission
or know how much time we have…?
For our time is unknown…

Even though our minds do not have all the answers,
our hearts are overflowing with passion…
But our souls do know home-
Although our journey is not done…

We are souls and energy- created from love abundantly…
Yet in flesh, in this way of travel,it is not forever…

Our souls long for a love…eternal.

Ariana R Cherry 2018

FORESHADOWING IN LIFE?

Foreshadow-
A warning…or indication of a future event.
Throughout our lives, events take place.

We question their timing…
The why’s…
…and when…
So many questions
Lead to impossible conundrums and
We look for clues.

Were we warned?
Did our divine father
leave simple hints?
Or were we blind to a truth that we didn’t want to see?

Does our life contain foreshadowing
For our mind to perceive…?
Or for perhaps our searching hearts, to feel?

Is our road life mapped out, with foreshadowing planned-
So we can see the construction up ahead?

….Can destiny be twisted ?
Or do we ultimately have faith, to let go of the reigns
From time to time?
Will we see the bumps on
this trail of life?

There are trials that
invade our safe spaces
and revelations that come to dawn…
yet, we move forward,
sometimes too quickly –
or not quick enough.

…We seek truth…
But, will the wisdom escape,
from the tip of our silent tongue,
as we await to be carried…
or do we seek the ultimate truth that is stored in the depths of
our heart strings…

– Ariana R Cherry 2018