THE BROKEN MIRROR

THE BROKEN MIRROR

A Poem by TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror






Silent dares

slow engraved exchanges

the primitive evolution of rage

only the fittest will survive

hostility now has a spot at the table

there are no more place settings

the silver is set out perfectly

a spoon casts an oblong reflection

now, even the utensils see

there is nothing left of self respect

only the silver distorted version

of who I don't know it is not me




Strange little pieces

I swallow them over and over

when no one is watching

jagged little shards

cutting away at my insides

beauty she cries night and day

she has no idea that I’m killing her

I really want her to stay

but she is almost gone

the last parts, tiny slivers

are hidden away in the bottom of my closet

vague, sharp and bitter no longer beauty




The path of least resistance

it's the only way to success

real images jump and regress

nothing takes a shape or focus

the fall and crash of glass

A precious mirror reflects shatters 

beauty knows nothing 

images move off and on unclear

flashes of my father in a mirror

and in this corner the heavyweight contender

my husband, my beloved, beauty's keeper

time merges and flickers a little closer



the path of least resistance

it's the only way to success 



Terry D’Arcy-Ryan







© 2017 TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror



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Great flow of words. Wonderful poem.

Posted 3 Months Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

3 Months Ago

Snow Angel, It makes me happy when some one relates to my writing thank you for taking the time to r.. read more
I love this poem,your words speak volumes to me.Loved the flow.Building images throughout the write with depth of emotions;-]

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Posted 4 Months Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

4 Months Ago

Weeping Willow, thank you so much for the amazing review I always enjoy when someone relates to my p.. read more
I love this, from the words you use to the metaphors and meaning behind it, it is so emotive and painful, expressions like "Strange little pieces
I swallow them over and over
when no one is watching" makes it a unsettling read, you nailed it

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Posted 5 Months Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

5 Months Ago

Toxic Angel, great pain will tear at your center leaving scars. Scars remind us where we have been.. read more
My goodness! Women have always had a subculture of "..the path of least resistance." I was raised in the South, and was told "Be nice!" which was woman-speak for "say sorry, don't make waves, be compliant". I HATE those words to this day. This is very good, evokes uneasy and vague recollections of being silently and by example the best way for me to be in this world. I, too, bucked. Luckily for me, puberty hit me around the '70's and that culture could be blamed for my distrust in authority and wayward ways from the Southern Belle doctrine. I'll be reading more of your stuff. Good job.

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Posted 5 Months Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

5 Months Ago

Carol, I have daughters and granddaughters that have no clue what it is like to live without freedo.. read more
Carol Cashes

5 Months Ago

Yes, you're right. They read and they understand the words, but they can never truly "get it" till .. read more
TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

5 Months Ago

Thank you Carol I appreciate the Superior words. If you want a good laugh read the first poem on my.. read more
Beautifully written. Something pressed at my heart when I read this. The pain in the words are a pain I can almost feel myself.

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Posted 5 Months Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

5 Months Ago

Flyingfree, this is pain it is so personal I almost didn't post and its been a few years since I li.. read more
flyingfree

5 Months Ago

Anytime! I love to read your writing. Please keep writing.
this so powerfully pours out from a place of uncontrollable hurt. no one deserves such abuse. despite the unpleasant subject, a wonderful metaphor and imagery which captures perfectly the shattering of more than glass. resonating and skillfully written. not easy to present something so raw but you've done it. an unpleasant journey that leaves its mark. mirrors don't lie - they reflect the truth of what is there. amazing writing.

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Posted 5 Months Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

5 Months Ago

Pete, I wrote this and then hesitated for days should I let everyone see the things that have cracke.. read more
Pete

5 Months Ago

i can relate to the unpleasantries of life as most of us can. thanks for bravely sharing. it's gre.. read more
wow,you put so much into your writing,loved the imagery ,loved the poem

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Posted 5 Months Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

5 Months Ago

Wordman, this one is a little abstract from my norm.
Thank you for reading and reviewing

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TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

PHOENIX, AZ



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