The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth

A Poem by TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

A labyrinth constructed in perfection

Hues claim color blue for their reflection

Old and new take turns in violet isolation

A Spectrum designed in oblivion

        Nowhere to find safety, fall or learn to fly the horizon

abysses hold my untold as a hidden tradition

these secrets are folded delicate

like warm winter blankets           

Sitting in the attic on the sunny side of regret

These Loft windows lay unarmed and clear

My Fear watches over the skyline with a cracked mirror

Searching for a lost child, my child

Gone far into the labyrinth

Grey Clouds offer tears to replace a thunders rest

And I mourn while evanescent with wonder

Of my children, gone and left behind

Detained by fate for spending stolen time as mine

Destiny's fight unwinds

my last chance to shine

Terry D’Arcy-Ryan


© 2017 TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

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This is one great poem man I like this

Posted 11 Months Ago

I paused to catch a breath... thoughtfully.

Posted 1 Year Ago

You have been progressing very well with every poem you write. A sense of pain and longing for her child who is lost in the secrets of Labyrinth is amazingly crafted here, SK..
I loved the first half too..the way you described the Labyrinth and all is very beautiful..wonderful imagery too..
Poignant and lovely write as always.
Keep writing and thanks for sharing this amazing writing.

Posted 1 Year Ago

The imagery is very admirable in this piece .Very nice job !

Posted 1 Year Ago

and i love the way to carefully stiched every word with the other,you blended all the colors of the showed your fears and your hopes and dreams...great job

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 1 Year Ago

you write very skillfully. i love your wording. the imagery you paint is fantastic. your writes seem to reflect an internal tug of war with deep emotional sombre crosscurrents from the past going on. very cool title and pic captures. i always enjoy your work. i liked your style from the first time i read one of your writes. you have a keen wit and eye for detail and feeling. bravo!

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Posted 1 Year Ago

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1 Year Ago

Pete, I remember the first review you gave me after you read apartment #205. I was so thrilled I di.. read more

1 Year Ago

apartment #205 is such a cool write & i haven't forgotten it to this day. all your writes are fanta.. read more
A beautifully written maze of poetic purity. The words you chose are varied and tie the poem together very well. Seems to portray regret and a hope for the future and perhaps peaceful oblivion/rest when you are finally finished with your search for enlightenment or love or redemption. This poem is open to a multitude of interpretations and that is partially what makes this poem so fantastic.

Different people will interpret this differently depending on their experiences and beliefs. This also reminded me of the myth of the Minotaur that lives within a labyrinthine maze where there is no escape.

The sheer magnitude of this poem is grand in scope and I adore this poem because of it.

An amazingly deep and beautifully written poem brimming with complex themes and concepts, Milady! :D

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Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on February 14, 2017
Last Updated on March 3, 2017


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