by Olivia Arieti
Life is too short To struggle And the creatures Of Hell know it. The price Always the soul, Scorned and Deceived In the black quest. Acceptance Is granted, And fulfilment pursued But the midnight hour Ignores the strike Of repentance, And wings of fire Drag away The heartless bodies Forever lost To the beauty Of Redemption.
Olivia Arieti, with a degree from the University of Pisa, lives in Italy with her family. She is a published playwright and also writes poems and short stories. Her poems appeared in Women In Judaism, The Wanderlust Review, Poetica Magazine, Eye On Life, VWA: Poems For Haiti, The Harsh And The Heart Anthology, The Expeditioner’s Guide To The World, Bridging the Cultural Divide Anthology, Feile-Festa, Haiku Of The Dead, Obama-Mentum Anthology, The Seasons, Trouvaille Review, and Poetica Clarendon House Books.