A Poem by TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

The Devil is out tonight

He is everywhere

He drove past me in the darkness

He sits next to me in the light

He looks so ordinary

I know it's the devil

since I can read his mind

© 2018 TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

Author's Note

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror
You ever get that Erie feeling. Look over your shoulder expecting dark or take a strong look at the guy sitting next to you on the rail. That's where this short piece came from. Light and Darkness are always struggling and yet one cannot exist without the other. The struggle which is ongoing will never cease as long as the human condition continues to feed the energy on both sides. Doesn't Evil exist because of man? If your still reading God Bless

Sheer Terror

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I see it as presenting the darker side of people as devilish. But, even literally also this is as impactful for me. Thank you for sharing an amazing craft.

Posted 1 Year Ago

I was scared reading this. Quite an intriguing and captivating one, sheer kind. I really enjoyed reading this small, sweet yet Erie write. I love that you keep experimenting with genres of your poems. Great poetry. Well done.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Lol, Keiser Soce!!! I love The Usual Suspects!

I enjoyed the minimalism of this writing as it added a bit of vagueness as to the character of the Devil. I love taking the Devil as a sort of metaphorical evil that exists within our world and sometimes even ourselves.

Overall, it's poignant yet elegantly understated in my opinion. Very nice. :)

Posted 1 Year Ago

i think a lot of people fit this emotion

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on February 5, 2017
Last Updated on March 5, 2018


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror
TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror


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..