EXISTENCE

EXISTENCE

A Poem by TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror








Time unwinds

without design

we count the places

in our 12’ by 6’ spaces

Not touched

by sad gray paint

we compare

stars and scars

we met or kept

along the way

hour upon hour

hand over hand

time fills

a sad space

In a slow elegant

Suffocating pain

times face

to face

here, there is

no escape

time sits

on her hands

as I gaze

the world

through a keyhole

this tiny portal

Gently shakes freedom

make no mistake

time …….joins fate

she is indifferent

she is absolute

time keeps me a prisoner

time is the only key

no matter

which way time turns me

or how I see time

time can’t have me

I am already Free



Terry D’Arcy-Ryan 





© 2017 TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror



Author's Note

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror
The above picture is a picture of a prison cell at Perryville Prison and we that reside there call it Paradise.

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Very impressive. Kept me interested. Creativity at its finest.

Posted 4 Months Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

4 Months Ago

Snow Angel, this comes straight from a prison cell. There is a state of mind one must find and keep.. read more
I love your poems, the abstract way you describe ideas & how you manage to share such anguish but usually with a hint of hope & even humour sometimes. The world needs strong women like I feel you are. Thank you for sharing your words!

Posted 5 Months Ago


ugh, not a pleasant 'existence'. not living. you took me inside of that cell and it felt uncomfortable. time is a state of mind - can fly or drag depending on context. "stars and scars
we met or kept" - favorite.

Posted 6 Months Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

6 Months Ago

Pete, I actually used a different approach here I worked hard to choose words people could relate to.. read more
Pete

6 Months Ago

you are a talented writer. your words & images wield power and speak for themselves. you draw your.. read more
very well written.
your explanation of scenario reaches us well

Posted 6 Months Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

6 Months Ago

Apoorva, I appreciate your review I tried to write this in way to relate to the reader of being a pr.. read more
Beautiful words you use out there. Makes this scenario a little not heavy. You gave me an idea on what to write next. ;) Thank you for sharing a wonderful poem.

Posted 6 Months Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

6 Months Ago

Capolavaro, I wrote this piece in this style hoping it would be relatable to everyone. Prison is ha.. read more
CAPOLAVORO

6 Months Ago

You are very much welcome. I do envy people who could write about an issue a little bit lighter spec.. read more
TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

6 Months Ago

Thank you !
I really enjoyed this poem and it described the life in prison, and all those hidden emotions in the poem as well!
Keep it up

Posted 6 Months Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

6 Months Ago

Thank you Mr. Writer
Mr.Writer

6 Months Ago

No problem :)
Wow, an interesting idea of time being a prison. Very relatable and nicely penned.
Fav. lines:
"time keeps me a prisoner
time is the only key
no matter
which way time turns me
or how I see time
time can’t have me
I am already Free"

Posted 6 Months Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

6 Months Ago

Dark Mist, time is just time. When you are locked in a 12 by 6 time becomes your cellie, time is m.. read more
DarkMist

4 Months Ago

you're welcome
it seems we are all trapped in time,and time moves on taking us with it,loved the write,the seclusion and loneliness we seem to fit into

Posted 6 Months Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

6 Months Ago

Wordman, thank you for your review.
this is unique, i love the concept..but time is absolute and just sits on her hands, so it's up to you if you will choose to dwell in the scars or look at that keyhole and see stars.




Posted 6 Months Ago


L.C. Jarrette

6 Months Ago

yes i agree...that's what i was trying to say..just used the words from your poem
:)
TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

6 Months Ago

Of course I appreciate the review I was hoping people could relate. thank you
L.C. Jarrette

6 Months Ago

you're welcome...
:)

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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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