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Spoken Word Poetry Podcast

Spoken Word Poetry Podcast

By Ariana R Cherry
Become a Paid Subscriber: Welcome to Spoken Word Poetry Podcast. Listen in as Poet and Artist, Ariana R Cherry features words written from her heart and performed from her soul. Every week, you will hear original poetry spoken through performance art and story-telling. Listen weekly on Anchor, Spotify, Apple iTunes and iHeart Radio. Truth, stories and poetry – exactly what the soul needs.
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Spoken Word Poetry Reading: Life is a Creative Process
Listen to Poet, Ariana R Cherry read her original poem about life as she compares it to art...We as humans are always a "work in progress," as life is a continuous process. #poetry #spokenword #poetryreading #spokenwordpoetry
January 15, 2022
Spoken Word Poetry & Moon Art | The Moon Sings to Me - written & read by Ariana R Cherry. Original poetry & piano music.
A spoken word poem titled, "The Moon Sings to Me," written and read by the poet, Ariana R Cherry. It features original piano music which Ariana also wrote and played. 
December 17, 2021
Spoken Word Poetry & Our Interviews: Life and Poetry with Slam Poet Winner, Gayle Danley
In this episode of Spoken Word Poetry, Ariana sits down and talks with poet Gayle Danley. She is a slam poet who has been writing and sharing poetry with the world for most of her life. Her electrifying live performances have garnered critical appraise. She has been a frequent guest on NPR and has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and on CBS’ 60 Minutes. Her TED-Ed Talk, “Five Steps to Becoming a Slam Poet” has received upwards 600K views to date. In addition to being one of the nation’s most sought after inspirational writers and speakers, Ms. Danley is also an acclaimed teaching artist who’s been working with young people for over 15 years.  Sit down and listen as these two converse about life, poetry and our gifts.  Learn more about Gayle Danley by visiting: And also her recent projects: Visit our sponsors at: *Music in this episode has been provided by
November 06, 2021
Spoken Word Poetry With Instrumental: Hazy Smoke
"Dreaming away in a hazy smoke, dancing under a crescent moon, I remember all that I was, all that I have been…" Poet Ariana R Cherry searches for her dreams and beyond what this life could be... What do you see when you try to uncover the mist of all of your undiscovered dreams?  -Learn more about poet, Ariana R Cherry and read her poetry at -Visit Ariana's publishing and art printing company Full Moon Inspirations at: 
June 24, 2021
Spoken word poetry reading with background music| Growing Up a Poet | Poetry Read by the Author
Growing Up a Poet is a spoken word poetry reading with background music or also known as spoken word instrumental. It is poetry read by the author, Ariana R Cherry. She also created and played the background music, as well as produced the poetry video. "Growing Up a Poet" is a little narrative poem about Ariana growing up as she became a writer and poet - from childhood to adulthood.    **********************************  - Words and music written by Ariana R Cherry  *********************   Ariana R Cherry is both a poet and an artist. Support her channel and craft by shopping her company,  Full Moon Art at  Read more poetry and listen to Ariana's poetry podcast at
May 23, 2021
Spoken Word Poetry Reading with Piano Accompaniment: Mother Moon
Poet Ariana R Cherry recites her originally written poem, "Mother Moon," for this spoken word poetry reading. In the background is piano accompaniment which Ariana wrote and played herself as well. The moon is a constant in our lives, always showing up every night as it shines a light in our darkness. She is "Mother Moon" keeping us safe throughout the night.  To support this podcast, shop at htp:// For more of Ariana's poetry, check out
April 24, 2021
Spoken Word Poetry: Purpose
Have you ever sat and wondered what your purpose was in life? Have others tried to tell you what your purpose is? Only deep down, do we know what our purpose is in life - we just need to listen to our heart and follow it to know what that might be. Perhaps you will identify with this spoken word poem, "Purpose."  Feel free to visit our anchor store at "Cherry Art Wares" where you can browse journals, original artwork, and books from a variety of authors.  Shop today at 
April 08, 2021
Spoken Word Poetry Reading With Original Piano : One Year
Poet Ariana R Cherry has created & played her first piano accompaniment for one of her poems. In this episode she will be reading her poem, "One Year," with her own personal piano accompaniment playing in the background. "One Year" was written about the pandemic we all have struggled with, but the poem could be about any struggle that has had an impact in your life within a year.  For more about the poet, Ariana R Cherry, visit:
March 03, 2021
Poetry from the Vault: Perfection and You
Listen to some of my spoken word poetry that I pull from the vault. The poem, "Perfection and You," was a popular one among my listeners and received a lot of love and listens. For those who have not heard this poem, listen to see if you can identify and also know that it is quite alright to not be perfect. For more poetry read by Ariana R Cherry, visit: Learn more about the poet at
February 19, 2021
Spoken Word Poetry Reading: Hold on, Have Faith
"Now is the time to come together and have faith," Poet Ariana R Cherry recites in this spoken word poetry reading.  "In darkness times, we stand... the light may not be as bright, But if we all hold each others' hands, We will help each other feel alright..." ************************** Visit Ariana's bio website at:
February 08, 2021
Spoken Word Poetry Reading: Who?
There seems to be so much that is raging through our nation and planet, and it is affecting the lives of our people everywhere... Who is responsible for the sickness and violence that is traveling throughout the world?  WHO? "Our once blessed nation now lays upon the cross being crucified… But who is carrying the blood on their hands?" Our entire earthly planet is being infected with a contagious virus that disables our ability to breathe, speak and separates us from those that we love… "But who unleashed the horror that spreads rapidly throughout our planet?" The all too malicious violence that enrages our country has engaged the faucet of tears to run from our sorrowful eyes. Our silent mouths open in shock and utter despair, disabling us to speak, making it difficult to catch our breath. ******************* If you are interested in reading or buying poetry written by Ariana R Cherry, check out her books on Amazon at:
February 03, 2021
Meet the Author/Artist Series: Ron Fitzgerald's Incantations & Illusions
Ron Fitzgerald is a Gothic Illusionist who begins his acts with poetic-like incantations that are both creations of his own and pulled from some of his favorite inspirations - such as classic actor, Vincent Price.  In this episode, we take another look at how Ron develops his acts - it's not just about the illusions themselves, but setting up the atmosphere, choosing the music and creating or finding incantations that are used to set the tone of his show...  Find out where he gets his ideas and inspiration.  And at the end of the interview, stay tuned to hear two specific tracks that are used in his movie, "Dark Realm." More from Ron Fitzgerald: Visit Ron Fitzgerald's Website and sign up to get your free copy of his MP3, "Dark and Sticky Sweet," Watch Ron Fitzgerald's movie, "Dark Realm on Amazon Prime More from Ariana R Cherry Visit her website to read her poetry and check out her books at 
January 18, 2021
Spoken Word Poetry: Words for Life
Listen to a simple poem titled, "Words for Life," that offers you bits of wisdom for living. To read and listen to more poetry, visit 
January 14, 2021
Spoken Word Poetry: Christmas Poetry Reading: Missing You at Christmas
"Missing You at Christmas" Spoken Word Poetry is dedicated to anyone who is missing someone at  Christmas this year.    "This year, the air is a little different,   even though the Christmas lights still shine just as bright  The year has been tough, filled with struggles,  and maybe, not even laughing as much.  It is true, that this Christmas, may feel a bit strange without you,  But I’ll do my best and stay strong, and try not to be blue.   This year, all I can think of are the distant heartfelt memories,  as they play like an old record on repeat…  "  Listen to more poetry written and read by Ariana by visiting  #Christmaspoetry #Christmas #SpokenWordPoetry #SpokenWord #OriginalPoetryReadbyAuthor
December 15, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry Podcast Sits Down with Musician/Poet/Artist Leo Crandall on Meet the Artist/Poet Series
Host of Spoken Word Poetry Podcast, Ariana R Cherry sits down and talks with the soulful Leo Crandall about his career as a writer, musician and artist.  Included in this episode are two of his songs, "There is a Wind" and "House of the Widow." If you are a fan of the musician/artist, "Hozier," or just enjoy soulful meaningful lyrics and music that transport you into another time or place, then you will enjoy Leo Crandall.  Leo also reads his song/poem, "There is a Wind," on this episode.  Learn more about Leo Crandall and his music/poetry at: If you are looking for more poetry, check out our Poetry Essentials Website:
December 13, 2020
Spoken Word Christmas Poetry: The Perfect Christmas
Have you ever wanted a perfect Christmas? You know - like the ones you see on TV - especially Hallmark, where everything goes as planned ? Or like the ones in books with the Christmas fairy-tale endings? I am sure at one point or another, we all have dreamed about, "The Perfect Christmas..."  Would you like to listen to or read more poetry by Ariana R Cherry? Check out her website at
November 28, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: Meet the Author Series: Talking about dreams with Poet, Linda Crate
On this episode of Spoken Word Poetry Podcast,  we speak with poet and friend, Linda Crate. Recently, she put together a collection of poems based on a dream she had. The title of her book is called, "The Samurai." Listen to what this dream was about and also some of her poems from the book.  Check out Linda Crate's book at: Check out WYLD Art Gallery- Featuring Native American paintings : Need some poetry essentials? Check out Poetry Essentials Hub at:
November 22, 2020
Meet the Author Series: Great Presentation Ideas With Motivational Speaker, Drew Davis
Welcome to another episode from "Meet the Author Series." In this special episode, Poet Ariana R Cherry speaks with Motivational Speaker, Comedian and Story-teller, Drew Davis who offers some insight on presenting your work better to catch the audience's attention and even some helpful hints for YouTube as well. Drew has been known as the renaissance man or perhaps, "Jack of all trades," with his variety of talents. You can learn more about Drew by going to Watch poetry videos, listen to poetry podcasts, read poetry or get your own published at Poetry Essentials Hub! Learn more about Poet Ariana R Cherry or read her work at
November 10, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry Performance: Shine a Light
Sometimes we want to say what is on our minds, but we are afraid to be judged to quickly. The world often is too quick to spout back when we reveal our true feelings. It can be quite fearful to speak our truth, when others are quick to shut us down... Listen to this original poem written by poet, Ariana R Cherry, "Shine a Light."  This podcast has been sponsored by WYLD Gallery. WYLD Gallery showcases original Native-American art. They had to close their physical doors, and now they are bringing their art to you, virtually online. Visit their website at: Looking for more poetry? Check out Poetry Essentials Hub. Read poetry by other poets, watch poetry readings or listen to poetry podcasts. Submit your own poetry as well! Visit 
November 01, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: Halloween Series: The Lonely Lady in the Red-Hooded Cape
Down below, onto the earthly land, a long dark haired middle-aged woman dressed in a red-hooded cape stands outside an old wooden loft with rusty shutters, observing the night sky above. Hidden behind her hood, is a face, that has been aged way too soon… Scars from life’s misfortunes written across her cheeks, For more poetry by Ariana, visit: Still want even more poetry? Check out Poetry Essentials Hub at 
October 22, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: Halloween Series: Tortured Poetry Reading
An eerie Halloween poetry reading... A young woman sits alone in a dark room, bound by her own misery to an old worn tattered chair. She sulks silently, writhing in her own torture by disturbing memories of long ago… More poetry by Ariana R Cherry at:
October 19, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: Meet the Authors Series with Author, Lorraine Reguly
In this episode, host, Ariana R Cherry, speaks with inspirational author, Lorraine Reguly. After experiencing trauma in her young life and overcoming difficult obstacles, she turned "Nope to Hope," and began to see life in a more positive light.  We also had the pleasure of hearing some poetry that Lorraine had written too. Take a moment to listen to this podcast and her story, and then visit her website at: Using positive affirmations in your life - from Lorraine Reguly: Want to read or listen to more poetry? Check out Poetry Essentials at:
October 15, 2020
Short But Deep Poetry Reading: Time is Precious
If you have a very short minute or so, take a moment to listen to this very short, but deep poem, Time is Precious....  Time is a gift- that moves very very fast.... Looking for more poetry? Check out Poetry Essentials at:  Click here to watch and listen to poetry videos
October 10, 2020
Meet the Author Series With Author & Publisher, Brian K Morris
In part 3 of Meet the Author Series, Poet & Host speaks with one of her good friends in the "writing field," author & publisher of Rising Tides Publications, Brian K Morris. Brian K Morris took the leap of faith to writing full time when he was let go from his job back in 2012... Now, he's helping others rise with him. Brian has experience in public speaking, writing, marketing, editing, and all the tools that go with helping create a successful writing career. It is all about having a dream, creating goals - and reaching them, as you ride with the tide.  This episode is packed with plenty of good material for the writer who is starting out and has taken that leap of faith... Get your notebook and pen ready for this fun, yet informational episode.  Learn more about Rising Tide Publications at: Need some essentials for your poetry? Check out Poetry Essentials Hub at  #publishing #authors #writing #poetry #publisher
October 01, 2020
Listen to a poetry reading by poet, Ariana R Cherry, titled, "The Piano Magic." The poem was inspired by these following questions: Do you ever wonder what old buildings used to be like? Perhaps you wondered who inhabited them or what took place there? ... especially old opera houses or performance buildings.... Maybe - somewhere in another time, place or realm, the "MAGIC" still happens and they continue to play on...for eternity.  For more poetry by Ariana, check out: Get your poetry essentials at: 
September 24, 2020
Meet the Author Series: Meet Poet Meg Smith
Welcome to another episode of Meet the Author Series. In this episode, Poet and host of Spoken Word Poetry Podcast, Ariana R Cherry speaks to Poet Meg Smith. She met Meg through her new website, Poetry Essentials Hub (  Writing has been a lifelong passion of hers - not only is she a poet, but she is also a journalist, which has lead her to many beautiful places across the world. In return, her travels and life experience has inspired the poetry which she writes. Listen in as Ariana and Meg speak about poetry, life and writing. Meg also does a poetry reading for us as well!  Find out more about Meg Smith at:
September 24, 2020
How to Write a Poem - There are no rules.
Have you ever wanted to sit down to write a poem but didn't know where to start? ... No problem! Published poet, Ariana R Cherry will tell you how to write a simple poem by just using examples of life in general and your five senses - in less than 5 minutes!  Looking for more poetry? Visit Poetry Essentials Hub  Watch this YouTube version of "How to Write a Poem- There are No Rules." -- >
September 19, 2020
Meet the Author: Interview With Poet, Z.M. Wise
Z.M. Wise is the author and poet of "Illinois Infinitarium." Illinois is his home-state and has a love for it - so much, that he wrote a book of poems about it.  Podcast Host & Poet, Ariana R Cherry, takes a few minutes to interview him about his book in this new podcast series called, "Meet the Author." Tune in to learn about Z.M. Wise, a bit about Illinois and listen to him read some of his poetry from the collection.  Still looking for more poetry? Get your poetry essentials at:
September 16, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry Podcast: Behind Their Eyes Poetry Reading
Tune into the poetry reading, "Behind Their Eyes," read by Poet, Ariana R Cherry... "We’ve been placed into a strange new world, Where mouths and noses are covered, Staying hidden and protected from an invisible sickness, That brings on cold isolation. For now, all we see are pairs of unfamiliar eyes in the places we go. In this new society, we’ve become strangers And potential threats, even to the people we know..." ************* If you like this episode and poem, you will enjoy more poems read by Poet, Ariana R Cherry. Be sure to subscribe to her podcast, so you know when she uploads new episodes. If you really love this podcast, she would love for you to become a sponsor and support her podcast as well. Supporting her podcast will help her continue to create many more new episodes for your listening enjoyment. Looking for more poetry? Check out Poetry Essentials Hub at #poetry, #poetryreading, #poems, #poet, #poem, #spokenword, #spokenwordpoetry, #spokenwordpoetrypodcast #poetrypodcast
September 04, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry Reading: I Dream of Simpler Times
Poet, Ariana R Cherry, takes us back to her early child-hood as she dreams of simpler times while trying to avoid the pandemic of 2020.  She also mentions a few things that she misses and the struggle to stay positive and keep her faith during a difficult time.  Looking for more poetry? Check out Poetry Essentials Hub at
August 24, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry Reading: If We All Worked Together
#Poet, Ariana R Cherry, performs a #spokenword #poetryreading, titled: "If We All Worked Together." It was inspired by the event's of #COVID19 . This "New World" (aka: New Normal) is an unfamiliar place. But we won't be able to survive or get through this time with our sanity -unless we all work together.  Looking for more poetry? Check out Poetry Essentials Hub at
August 17, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry Reading: Society's Chain
This is a #spokenword #poetry reading, titled, "Society's Chain," written and recited by #poet, Ariana R Cherry.  Today's world is in chaos and the chain that has united us all, seems to be breaking. #Love and #unity is on the verge of breaking down, and people seem to be at #war. Our society is hurting. It is not just sick with a virus, but it is sick with sadness and anger.  Listen to this short yet meaningful #spokenword #poem recited by Ariana. Perhaps it may bring some thought and light into our present darkness.  Read and listen to more poetry by Ariana by visiting: 
August 13, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: May I Have This Dance?
...May I have this dance? It has been awhile since I have touched your face, or felt your lasting embrace.  Let's create our own timeless trance...  Looking for more poetry? Check out Poetry Essentials at 
August 01, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: Everyone Has Something to Lose, Something to Gain
Everyone continues to fight for freedoms, equality and everyone, wants their voice heard... But in the middle of a crowded room, nobody's voice will be heard if everyone is talking at once... There needs to be unity and respect for all. To read and learn more about poet, Ariana R Cherry, visit her website at: 
July 10, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: Too Much Noise- We Can't Breathe
With a worldwide pandemic and a worldwide protest on civil rights and cries for equal freedom, there's a lot of noise in the media...And it is blaring in every direction. Looking for more poetry? Check out Poetry Essentials Hub at
June 10, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: Silence the Mind
If you are looking for calm, serenity or to "silence the mind," listen to this short spoken word poem.  If you like this podcast, be sure to check out my others. To read more of my poems or check out other books, visit: Looking for more poetry? Check out Poetry Essentials Hub at
May 12, 2020
What direction will you choose when in search of the truth? Poem written and recited by author, Ariana R Cherry.  Read and listen to more poetry by Ariana R Cherry at :  Her books are available on for purchase. 
May 10, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: One World Poem (fight against COVID19)
A poem written and inspired from the events of COVID19. We are one world and all in this together.
April 27, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: We're at War With COVID19
A spoken word poem written about and inspired by the COVID19 pandemic and an update of my personal diary with the Stay at Home Shelter. Read more poetry from Ariana R Cherry at
April 13, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: War and Uncertainty With COVID19
A poem inspired by the COVID19 virus... The uncertainty that humanity faces and a war with an invisible virus that nobody was prepared for...
April 08, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry:Peter's Betrayal and the Last Supper
A poem for Holy Week and Maundy Thursday... Listen to the words of Peter's Betrayal and the Last Supper...
April 07, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: War on Sickness With Covid19
My world with COVID 19 and a poem: The Dilemma: War on Sickness With COVID 19
March 31, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: Poe is Out
For the longest time, she hid within the darkest part of the secret woods, awaiting to make her big appearance. Years ago, she escaped there, to get away from the noisy obscurities of the world. Too much reality had poisoned her sacred innocent soul.... Looking for more poetry?  Check out Poetry Essentials Hub at
March 04, 2020
Original Songs. Piano Music: I'm Drowning, Make Me Whole
Enjoy this song written and played by poet, Ariana R Cherry. She has been tinkering around with writing her own music. This song was played on a baby grand piano.
March 01, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: The Valley of Death and Dry Bones
Listen to poet Ariana recite a poem about that journey through the "dark valley" ... I trudged through that valley of death… I forsaw the malevolent evil as it reveald itself behind a dark foreboding curtain… Fear, it smiled wickedly, a mortal character it was, cackeling loudly. .... Spoken Word Poetry Podcast would like to give thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this podcast. Podcorn is a place where advertisers and podcasters come together and help each other out. Check out Podcorn at
February 27, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: The Whispers
Listen to poet, Ariana read, "The Whispers." What exactly are the whispers that you hear from time to time? "In my ear, you whisper that you are near, Your silence doesn’t prevail long.
February 25, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: Finding My Way
For now, I shall languish among the floating pale clouds, as my creative spark wanders, finding its way through the feeble dark… Read poet, Ariana's blog or browse her books at
February 18, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: Simply Stardust
The burning question that lies within, deep into our hopeful wistful hearts, the statement that wanders so freely throughout our inquiring mind… An awaiting mystery we attempt to solve so many times … again and again…
February 15, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: Untold Secrets
Through the heavy depths of a cloudy murky fog, secrets hang low, careful to not make a sound... Come to the place where secrets are hidden and lonely... So lonely, they want to do nothing but scream into the blackness. Listen to Ariana's poem, "Untold Secrets."
February 03, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: Imprisoned In My Mind
Do you ever feel trapped in your own world of continuous thoughts that you find yourself spiraling down the rabbit hole? If you aren't careful, thoughts can become one big conundrum, turning your mind into a prison for your soul...
January 29, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: A Soul's Fight For Innocence
A soul was lead astray by a lad who only played games with her mind... For he took advantage of her heart that he did find, holding her hostage for so many years...
January 25, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: Captivity Within
Captivity Within is a poem from Ariana's upcoming poetry collection, "Buried Alive," has poems about what it feels like to be buried alive psychologically through our thoughts.  A line from Captivity Within:  "Caged with the tedious thoughts that inhabit thy mind, I search for silence within."
January 23, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: Creation of Insanity
Complete irrational hyper-mania... Imagination can deliver fictional stories.... Just how is insanity actually created ? Is it an art... Or just an ill mind?
January 19, 2020
Spoken Word Poetry: The Perfect Christmas
There are times we want everything to be "just right," ... even perfect. And some of those times include the holidays... At Christmas time, we feel if everything turns out perfect, then it will be the perfect holiday. But we can get lost in trying to make it perfect, and forget the real reason and meaning behind the celebration of Christmas.
December 17, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry: "Silent Church," A Poem
"I stand alone in the middle of the empty aisle, waiting to hear a voice, for a gesture, or a healing touch… The air is cold in the dim-lighted sanctuary....  Where did everyone go?" Like us on Facebook at:
December 06, 2019
Thank You to my listeners!
I just wanted to thank all of those who have listened to my podcast in 2019! It means a lot and I can't wait to bring you more poetry in 2020.
December 06, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry: Looking Glass
As one looks through the looking glass, they see a world that seems familiar and safe, Perhaps a reality that hasn't been touched. But what we see through that glass, really isn't the truth we see and know...
December 03, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry: Winter Solitude
... In this winter solitude, there were the barren crossroads, lonely naked trees and frigid ice... Somewhere in between, winter had stolen summer's warmth... Listen for the "tune" and emotion of Winter Solitude.
November 27, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry Podcast Trailer
If you enjoy original written poetry, spoken word, some poetry telling and even a bit of performance art, then you just might enjoy "Spoken Word Poetry Podcast Trailer." Not only are we reaching people in the United States, but this podcast is reaching across to the U.K, Canada and other countries. Tune in and find out, what this Spoken Word Poetry Podcast is all about.  
November 25, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry: Uncertain Melancholy
"In the midst of a still moonlit evening, I find myself apprehensive of a timeless clock that keeps on ticking." Every now and then, there can be a time of feeling melancholy...Especially when the coldness of winter sets in, or when the days seem full of night, instead of warm welcoming sunlight.... Perhaps you can identify - on those days- when you have felt a bit melancholy yourself. 
November 25, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry: Winter Solitude
Hidden away in our homes deep into the cold winter... We may find solitude, but at times, you might also grow lonely, tucked away from the winter chill.
November 23, 2019
Listen to Spoken Word Poetry Podcast
If you enjoy performance art, poetry and original written and spoken word, then you just might like Spoken Word Poetry.
November 23, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry: Faith in a Dreary World Gone Mad
Even though our days may be "nigh" or some people may seem "crazy in they head over dread," do not lose faith in a dreary world...
November 10, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry: Uncharted Paths
Upon the pondering of her pen, a young girl took upon a mission of travel and found herself lost in a deeply wooden forest...
November 05, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry: No Fear
Don't let the fears in your mind take control or bring you dread. Feel the love within your heart, leading you to the light.
November 03, 2019
Spooktacular Spoken Word Poetry Readings: The Halloween Collection
A collection of spoken word poetry readings to get you into the spirit for Halloween. Listen to tales about zombies, our mortality and how even the wind, can bring chills to your bones! Tune in to some spooky poetic tales and verses... and enjoy the short Halloween tunes in between.
October 24, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry Reading: Rage Risen- the Dark Side of Love.
What happens when a fight gets out of hand between a couple... And all love has become lost? We don't always know what happens behind closed doors.
October 21, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry: Dreams and Fire
In her dreams, she saw beyond the flames... Within them, lurked a shadow... Was her dreams trying to tell her something ?
October 14, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry: Zombie Life
A spooky spoken word poem about zombies... Listen in to liven up your Halloween season or to just be spooked in the dark!
October 11, 2019
Spoken Poetry Reading: The Presence of Fear
Sometimes the things we fear the most can be the ones we can't see... When walking alone, do your thoughts ever run away from you? Perhaps, it could be the wind telling you secrets. Who knew the wind could be so frightening?
October 08, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry and Stories: A reading of Only If
Poet Ariana R Cherry wrote a short pyschological thriller/horror story titled "Only If." It is about a man blamed for the murder of his wife ... It was inspired from Edgar Allen Poe's tale, "The Tell-Tale Heart." This story won a readers favorite award as well... Every chapter is a "Canto" like Dante's Inferno... This story is part one of a four part series ...
September 27, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry Reading: Facing Life
Life is something we all journey through - no matter who we are or where we come from... Each of us have a purpose and a lesson to learn.
September 21, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry Reading: I Am Not My Pain
There was once darkness, and you delivered pain to my door, but now, it is no more. I'm taking my life back !
September 21, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry Reading: Finding My Way
Listen to poet, Ariana R Cherry read her original poem, "Finding My Way." Sometimes through exhaustion when our souls are tired, we float through the clouds, trying to find our way.
September 10, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry. Reading: I Am Me
We are all unique souls on an individual journey. God created us in his own image yet he gave each and every one of us unique traits and gifts...We are who we are meant to be and we are all souls...
September 02, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry Reading: Hazy Smoke the hazy smoke, she saw all that she was, and all that she could be. What do you see in the hazy smoke of a dream?
August 31, 2019
"Not Forgotten Spoken Word Poetry/Story Reading"
What happens when a young girl who has seemed to lost her memory, finds out who she is - after seeing a peculiar headstone?  Listen to this poem, "Not Forgotten," written and recited by poet, Ariana R Cherry. Follow her podcast on Facebook at:
August 26, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry Reading: Rebel Poem
Have you ever wanted to be or felt like a rebel? Do you live on the edge? Rebels are only flying to be free...
August 06, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry Reading: Mindless Puddles
Listen to Mindless Puddles, which was written after seeing a certain movie in 1999. Tune in to find out which one!
July 31, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry Reading: The Circus
Have you ever been told not to grow up to be like somebody else? Have someone told you that your dreams were crazy? If so, perhaps you may identify with, "The Circus."
July 28, 2019
A Normal Kind of Love Series: Spoken Word Poetry: No Name
The poem, "No Name" is from author, Ariana R Cherry's presentation, "A Normal Kind of Love," which is about domestic abuse. She has given the presentation in her home area to those who may be struggling with it or know someone who is. You can also find "A Normal Kind of Love- the Chapbook'" on Amazon.
July 23, 2019
A Normal Kind of Love Series: Spoken Word: "A Normal Kind of Love" (a poem about domestic abuse)
Listen to the poem, " A Normal Kind of Love," from poet Ariana R Cherry's production titled, "A Normal Kind of Love," which is based on domestic abuse.  Learn about her presentation by visiting: Like "Spoken Word Poetry Podcast" on Facebook by visiting: 
July 18, 2019
Poet on Piano: "Fur Elise" - Modern Jazz Style
Poet Ariana R Cherry shows off some of her piano skills as she shakes up the classic known piano song, "Fur Elise," and transforms it into a more modern jazz style. Tune in and see if you like her spin on the song...  Follow this podcast on Facebook by visiting: 
July 18, 2019
Poetry from a Normal Kind of Love Series: Spoken Word: No Name
The poem, "No Name," is from the original presentation/production, "A Normal Kind of Love," written and produced by author/poet Ariana R Cherry. "A Normal Kind of Love," is a true story about domestic abuse told through poetry, prose and music.  Visit for more information.  Purchase the poetry from "A Normal Kind of Love" on Amazon at: 
July 14, 2019
A Poet's Thoughts: A First Person's Outlook on "The Importance of Our Stories"
Why is it important to share our stories? Exactly where do they come from? As a writer, or even - just as a person - it is important to share our stories. Listen to author, Ariana R Cherry's opinion on sharing stories and also get a chance to listen to a couple poetry readings as well. 
July 11, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry: Secrets of Mortality
We as humans are often afraid to think of our own mortality...or how much time we have in our lives. What are some of our fears about mortality? Listen to this poem about mortality, read by poet, Ariana R Cherry. Read along with the poem on her website at: 
July 11, 2019
A Normal Kind of Love Series: Spoken Word: King of Pain (a poem about domestic abuse)
Listen to "King of Pain," which is a poem about domestic abuse from the program titled, "A Normal Kind of Love," written by Ariana R Cherry. This poem depicts an individual who is living in a so-called "Kingdom" that is filled with pain where one may feel trapped or "imprisoned." For more information about the poem or "A Normal Kind of Love," visit:
June 25, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry Reading: (A Love Poem) To You, Dearest Love
 Tune into some romantic poetry of love, a bond carrying through the stars within such an infinite universe...  Read by poet, Ariana R Cherry.  To You, Dearest Love __________________________ My dearest love, oh thou, my heart has ached for you a million years. Sitting under a bright kindred moonlight, my thoughts fall back to your tender touch. I lay here, counting every single twinkling star up in the clear night sky, bathing in amorous memories that I wear upon thy sleeve.
June 22, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry Reading: The Outcast
Have you ever felt like an outcast?  There are those of us that feel "different" compared with others- those of us that walk to a different beat of the drum.... "I’d rather not say that I am insane, My mind will not comprehend such a thing, Nor would appreciate you to suggest so… But it is absolute pain that erases the numbness.. Not a smile, laugh, frown, sadness… Or your hand upon my knee… It is blunt pain, that paints such a villainous smirk on me." Check out the video of this poetry reading on Youtube at: Read the "Outcast" on Wordpress at:  Thank you for listening! 
June 17, 2019
Spoken Poetry Reading: Life After the Zombie Apocalypse
 Awhile back, I spoke of a disturbing dream I had about an infected zombie race…No, I didn’t watch any scary movies, watch The Walking Dead or read any scary books….The dream felt quite real and I could experience sight, smell and sounds…..yet again, I have a pretty good imagination……I was told I should write about this dream…as it stayed with me for a couple days. And so, the poem, "Life After the Zombie Apocalypse was born." Check out the video on YouTube at:  Read poetry and find out more about Ariana R Cherry at:
June 15, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry Reading: Adagio Under a Crescent Moon
 A poetry reading by author, Ariana R Cherry. After midnight when our world would become two, and the cumulus clouds had become still, she danced adagio under the cool frost of the moonlight with a pale expressionless frown, under the pale dim light....   Read "Adagio Under a Crescent Moon:   Watch the video on Youtube at:  Follow Ariana's blog at:   Purchase books by Ariana at Amazon: 
June 09, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry Reading: Time Trip After Midnight
Do you ever wonder about time and how it applies to life? Do you think about such things as this after midnight ? Do you use time wisely? Sit back and take a time trip with this poem, "Time Trip After Midnight."
June 01, 2019
Story-Telling Spoken Poetry: Visitor of the Night
Sometimes, poetry can tell stories, like this piece. And sometimes...they can be a bit scary, or perhaps...mysterious. Get ready for a short thrill from this narrative poem, "Visitor of the Night."
May 29, 2019
Original Piano Music Accompaniment: "I'm Drowning, Make Me Whole."
Poet/Author Ariana R Cherry not only writes poetry but she has written a few piano accompaniment songs as well. This special original piano song is titled, "I'm Drowning, Make Me Whole." This is a pleasant yet relaxing little short song to brighten up your day! 
May 26, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry: Dream World
Where do we go when we dream? Do you remember your dreams? Just what do they mean? What is your dream world like? Step into dream world as you listen to this poem about dreams...
May 24, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry: October Awakens
 October Awakens Poem read by author, Ariana R Cherry.... "An October wind brushes airily on my pale face with unspoken wilderness, The mystery has reawakened. The bleak sky of dancing cumulus clouds overhead is an imaginative dreams-cape that plays the strings of my heavy heart in this October scene. .." ************************************************** Read the poem at Ariana's website at:  Check out the YOUTUBE Video at:  Read more by Ariana R. Cherry at: 
May 21, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry Reading: Perfection and You
Can you be a perfectionist at times or try to get everything...just right...perfect. Does perfection ever rule your life or make you frustrated ? Then perhaps, you can relate to this poem, "Perfection and You." Read and follow along with the poem by checking it out at the link below: 
May 19, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry: Bring Back the Night
"There's a lonely place that many do not visit... Down in the depths where the moon is black and the stars are unplugged..."  Listen to poet,  Ariana R Cherry recite her poem, "Bring Back the Night." You can also read the poem at: Youtube Video:   Follow her on Facebook at: 
May 14, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry: Deadly Sweet Lullaby with Moonlight Sonata Piano Background
Listen in to this dark yet beautiful poetry reading of "Deadly Sweet Lullaby" with the accompaniment of "Moonlight Sonata" played by the poetess herself, Ariana R Cherry."  Follow or like Ariana R Cherry on Facebook at:  Check out the poem, "Deadly Sweet Lullaby" at  Read more by Ariana at 
May 07, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry: His Choice
An Angel stood at the edge of a cliff, looking down at a broken world.... How could he save it?.... Would he leave his angelic world... to save a world from emptiness? Listen to, "His Choice," a poetry reading by Ariana R Cherry. Follow Spoken Poet Artist, Ariana R Cherry on Facebook at: 
May 03, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry: Burning the Embers
This poem is about a woman who finally found freedom and broke away from the darkness in her world.
April 20, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry: Stories in My Head
Sometimes, we have a lot of noise in our head... All the doubts, fears and worries. We worry that if we meet the eyes of others, they can see all the secrets that we keep in our minds. What are the stories that you keep in your head? 
April 19, 2019
Spoken Poetry Reading: Contemplating Life
"Contemplating life and its abundant circle...." Poet Ariana R Cherry contemplates the meaning of life through poetry and perhaps - why are we all here... What is this circle of life? 
April 15, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry: "I'm Drowning- Make Me Whole" with Piano Accompaniment
Poet, Ariana R Cherry composed both the piano accompaniment and the lyrics to this special piece, "I'm Drowning- Make Me Whole." Although, instead of singing her lyrics, she spoke them- making it a unique listening experience.  Follow or Like Ariana R Cherry: Spoken Word Artist on Facebook at:
April 15, 2019
Spoken Word Poetry: Layers of Anxiety
Do you have anxiety?  Do you have a lot of "noise" in your head or worry about what others are thinking? Then perhaps, this poem about anxiety will speak to you... 
March 27, 2019
Poetry from A Normal Kind of Love Series: Spoken Word: An Unfairy Tale Kind of Love
A Spoken Word Poem about domestic abuse....  Learn more about Spoken Word poetry from Spoken Word Artist, Ariana R Cherry at:  Learn more about "A Normal Kind of Love" at:
March 27, 2019