Paradise Street

Paradise Street

A Poem by TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

The tallest smile I've ever ascended

Shapes of A Farewell only for the Royal decedent

A look to taunt you sober as a mirror

side by side were together in the clear

Shielded by the shadow of his wink

I sleep, deep in this refuge and dare not sink

My aching structure lifted, cradled sweet and sound

Mesmerized by the frames, he never frowns

observant over suffering for miles around

Longing for happiness, that is how I am found

kindness of such the masses are hunting and abound

Appeasing his free harbor I am humbled the lonely soldier

This grand one keeps me secure  

Ambitious Cat walked high above the rage

This Regal Claimant he takes center stage

Provided I remain unseen

My speeches and outburst colored harmless in his confines

for a moment this hero is all mine

We hold tight as the wild come and go

The storms that brew and winds that blow

Hold on to that cast aside twinkle

This ruler of a periscope above the trees so tall

Tree house indeed we need no wall

Laid out with the quick confusion of a curtain call

A tiny resort corner just past his cheer

This spot to light upon, unattainable for fearful to even consider

Combined misery we are and suffer the night severe

My prince, whimsical in the images he appears

More than a missing portrait on a billboard advertiser

Uniquely placed right above paradise street

Bystanders never losing sight of this mockery

We live on paradise street

And never walk down it

Terry D'Arcy-Ryan

© 2017 TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

Author's Note

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror
One fine day you find yourself homeless. The choice was never given like one of the million decisions we make on a daily basis. No, there are many components that lead one to live without a place to call your own. The streets are covered in lost souls and every tale a different one. In this short time I found the safest refuge was above it all. After a certain hour I could climb into the billboard unnoticed. This particular sign not life and limb to achieve. The billboard was a missing persons advertisement similar to the one I have posted of a missing little boy. I wrote this Poem as if he was noble and watched over me, calling me to come in from the storm and just like a long lost friend we together looked over Paradise street. If your still reading I thank you and God Bless.

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I have no words to express the beauty of this poem. It speaks of extraordinary courage and a heart so pure that it looks for beauty and goodness in whatever befalls it, no matter how cruel or harsh. Your words are so well chosen they hit home immediately. Wonderfully written! Keep up the great work! :)

Posted 1 Year Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Than you so much for taking the time to read and review. God Bless

Sheer Terror
Brilliantly written piece , Sheer Kindness.
When we become alone and feel abandoned, when we don't have anyone to share our feelings, when we don't have anything like home to stay in, then sometimes we find peace in inanimate things and Billboard is one such example. We find or form a connection with them and the street like paradise street becomes our home..We form bonds with everything we see there the roads, the shops etc
You tend to surprise me with your imaginations, topics, thoughts and writing. You are one of the few writers here on cafe whose writing always touches my heart. Very well done, Sheer Kindness :-)
I absolutely loved this work.
Keep it up.

Posted 1 Year Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Michael S. Your reviews are amazing. I thank you for them and taking the time. You have taken to .. read more
Its an amazing writing. You have filled all your emotions in it. THis is something that we don't get to see very often.
Keep writing and always keep smiling.

Posted 1 Year Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Thank you Manasa for your compliment. I appreciate you taking the time to read and review my Poetry.. read more

1 Year Ago

Bless you too
yes, so creative. i love it. speaks directly to the soul so elegantly. like spiritual butter. your words can always take me to wherever you like. 'Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.' - Thoreau

Posted 1 Year Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Thank you. Thoreau, states if you build castles in the air, your work is not lost, that is where th.. read more

1 Year Ago

Damn Sheer - that's my main man Thoreau!
TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Thoreau is good he does well mixing fantasy with reality. I love William Blake,The stars threw down.. read more
this is an awesome write,creative,te way you paint the bill board as your refuge,homeless yet content

Posted 1 Year Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Wordman, thank you so much. I am thrilled you enjoyed this one. God Bless

Sheer Terr.. read more
This is really a wonderful piece..Quite unique and different from the pieces I have read here on the cafe. You have put so much thought into this one. Some brilliant lines are there throughout this poem.. An interesting and at the same time quite heart touching take on becoming homeless and how that person finds solace in the form of billboard..Very imaginative. I really loved this one. :-)

Posted 1 Year Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

It is exciting that you enjoy this I almost didn't post. I wasn't sure it would be taken as the sim.. read more
The poem is outstanding. I had to read a few times to grasp the thoughts and places you took me. I liked the photos and the honest tone of the words.
"My speeches and outburst colored harmless in his confines
for a moment this hero is all mine"
The above stood out to me. Thank you for create the amazing poetry.

Posted 1 Year Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Thank you. I respect your opinion and am flattered by word review. Im always all in so to speak wh.. read more
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1 Year Ago

You do well and you are welcome.

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Added on March 9, 2017
Last Updated on May 20, 2017


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