The Promise Land

The Promise Land

A Poem by TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

  The view of a green meadow, aspirations undisturbed   

Twisting turning junctions lead to provinces returned

The sound of faraway church bells ring in my ears

A mournful lullaby they sing for true believers

This congregation is heard in a songbird cadence  

No wings are needed to find heaven’s entrance

Forever is the gatekeeper

no passage for the spectator of prayer

Redemption plays for both sides, with a Grimm following

Another Gangster for the wheel of fortune’s calling  

Destiny versus chaos

And I am all in, life’s devoted gamble

Shooting for an Angel  


Misguided and fooled,  another trap door to the heartland

Dreaming of a fall with grace’s undergrowth,  a soft place that is mine

Lightning strikes with demented points from the skyline

    shattering glass across my path, a sight for brilliance  

Capture my Present existence

God smacked and faithful to Bloody feet

I Choose again, walking among the saved concrete

   The Privileged Dark wings of my Brothers, fall across my face as reverence defined

This deity in time leads to the trail of old and blind

Righteous and divine another possession left behind

Embrace my brothers here on hell’s frontier

  blessed bells still ring in the distance, a precious navigator

Delivered, Damned, and falling on the promise land




       
Terry D'Arcy-Ryan

© 2017 TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror



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Posted 5 Months Ago


Great visuals. The first stanza is incredibly well-written and the flow is strange and brilliant. Sounds like the ramblings of a fallen angel, perhaps Lucifer himself? ;)

This is a top-notch poem and was a very enjoyably weird read. I love it! :)

Posted 8 Months Ago


omg. my jaw dropped as i read. this is pure gold. your words & imagery are so powerful i can't get over it. i love everything about this. fabulous. you go girl!

Posted 8 Months Ago


The promises bathed in star's dust ...moonlight eyes - in daylight's whims. Day dreams that so many wish-it-weres...

...the Promise land.

Posted 8 Months Ago


This poem is outstanding.
"Forever is the gatekeeper
no passage for the spectator of prayer
Redemption plays for both sides, with a Grimm following
Another Gangster for the wheel of fortune’s calling
Destiny versus chaos
And I am all in, life’s devoted gamble
Shooting for an Angel "
I liked the complete poem. The above lines. Direct, honest and powerful of words. I wanted to know and read more. The poem tone, alive and demanding. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 8 Months Ago


Beautiful imagery and words. You have really created those allusions of promised land very beautifully. Deep. Very nice.

Posted 8 Months Ago


wow,you have painted such beautiful images with your words,i thoroughly enjoyed the message

Posted 8 Months Ago



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TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror
TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

PHOENIX, AZ



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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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