Instead

Instead

A Poem by TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror



I played Russian Roulette today

The trigger felt amazing

Your shadow stopped me

I felt complete

To destroy you

Instead

 

Just like when you say Baby

And smile bright

Like a circus light 

I love you

Instead

 

I planned your Demise today

The trigger felt amazing

My shadow stopped me

I felt complete

To destroy myself

Instead

 

Just like when I say Baby

And lie in spite

This is my right

That I love you

Instead

 

I had a Blade made just for two 

The look and feel is amazing

There will be no shadows in this foreplay

I felt complete

To destroy Us

Instead

 

Just like when we say Baby

Turning in that perfect Circle

Like a Merry go round

That I perfectly hate you

Instead

 











© 2017 TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror



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Author's Note

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror
Instead, is about honesty. I lived with denial for a very long time, I had a better relationship with denial than my own husband. There is a breaking point, its different for everyone. I now know mine. This poem represents my escape from denial, my marriage and a laundry list of thing that are codependent upon living this way. I never actually played Russian Roulette, the symbolism is perfect for the final chapter of my marriage. My ex and I are so volatile we still can not be in the same room together after 3 years. Poetry is a release, every Poem comes from the experience and then I let it go. If your still reading I thank you and GOD BLESS.

Sheer Terror

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Thanks for entering my competition good poem

Posted 6 Months Ago


This is great. Very beautifully written. Keep writing! :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


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*I had a Blade made just for two
The look and feel is amazing
There will be no shadows in this foreplay
I felt complete
To destroy Us
Instead*

Some things end... Explosively... Yet even more brilliance displayed here... Bravo'

Posted 1 Year Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Mr. Silente these mere words set me free. I have never looked back. Than you for this review
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The right words make art of the ugliest emotions. I really like the layout too, repeating but still evolving.

Posted 1 Year Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Yes I agree with you it can be powerful to take an experience from an ugly place to a place that emp.. read more
Amazing poem I love all the symbolism. I know how you feel I have lived in denial my whole life and am finally escaping it.

Posted 1 Year Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Thank you for taking the time to read and review.
God Bless
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I love all the metaphors and similes. Especially 'smile bright like a circus light".

Posted 1 Year Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review " Instead ". The line you refer to, I am d.. read more
A beautiful juxtaposition between Love and Hate. Love and Hate are strange bedfellows, but they follow a somewhat common pattern in life.

I'm sorry that you and a former love hate one another so much but that is where true inspiration comes into being; Experiences are what guide us, what train us to be the people we are.

A depressingly good poem about the illustration of Love and Hate.

Posted 1 Year Ago


I thought it was amazing! I truly enjoyed the symbolism and the deep feelings that you touched on. I felt so nervous and excited waiting to see what happened as I read, really wonderful!

Posted 1 Year Ago


I am quite stunned reading this , SK
What to say....I felt this too deep
The hatred is a strange word sometimes it has its origin from the word called love...love is hatefully dangerous....instead you got the freedom at the end..
I love your writing for the originality it holds.
Keep up the good work.

Posted 1 Year Ago


hardcore. the poem was sharp, and that's what you have to be to make it through this. This must have taken some supernatural endurance. work like this helps a lot of people who are losing steam. Thanks!

Posted 1 Year Ago



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