A Poem by TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

Show me Something I've never seen
Take me where I've never been
To Lose these chains and fly
Leave these walls and kiss the sky 
Through great remorse be brand new
Which is a dream and which is true 
Now, my future is so violently torn 
From the life that I was born 
Am i a creature to be free 
Or trapped at birth by Destiny 
Conditioning leads me to the latter 
But Without freedom ..... Nothing else matters

© 2017 TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

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Author's Note

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror
I wrote this in one of my worst moments. This is written on the wall of a prison cell. My dwelling for the first 14 days of my second trip to prison. I had Freedom for 93 days. I will carry this little poem with me always it is a part of me. If your still reading thank you and God Bless

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You are tough and full of hope... do you mind telling me what took you to prison?

Posted 10 Months Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

10 Months Ago

Aloa Taiwo, what took me to prison literally speaking the police. The crimes that I committed to go .. read more
This poem is so incredibly powerful. It hardly matters what position you're in, this one hits you like a brick in the face. Everybody feels like they are trapped at some point in their life. Be you in prison, a hospital, or simply at home living the life you planned out for yourself, there are certain rules in this world that keep us all tied back. You captured this idea wonderfully.

Posted 1 Year Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

That is very insightful. There are a million ways to be a prisoner of your own device. I had no pe.. read more
This is a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing. May God always bless you with freedom :)

Posted 1 Year Ago

The authors note lends a new perspective to the poem. Good poem.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Thank you for participating in my contest.
Simple yet elegant write.
Your Author's note helped me to get into deep of this piece.
Enjoy the freedom.
keep writing

Posted 1 Year Ago

And oh how the poet grows. Minor hiccups but otherwise really good. It's relatable and well executed and It flows well. Your growing into your own skin.

Posted 1 Year Ago

I love this poem! I can relate to this so much!

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Change, when life is brand new. Freedom a great experience. Experience freedom and we will never be lost again

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Added on October 15, 2016
Last Updated on March 10, 2017


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror
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When I was a young girl I was your average Tomboy. I lived to watch Star Trek the only thing that could take me away from the voyages of the Star Ship Enterprise was playing Baseball with the boys. .. more..


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