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A Poem by TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

the perfect winter day

the house is warm, the fireplace a blaze

quietly I read, a written list for the market

dinner simmering on the stove

a meal that will warm to the bone

my homemade Irish stew is perfect

for cold winter days and poisoning

you never finished the first bowl

that's when it hit you hard

my combines, the realization

that I disguised your demise

in a bowl of Irish stew

in the first stages you were surprised

not understanding what this is about

why I would kill you

I sat calmly watching you suffer

it is only fair at this point

waiting for the man I knew

you began to demand that I help you

to stop it, to fix it, to take it all away

and then the monster entered

reaching, sweeping and grabbing for me

you were getting slow and sloppy

I was prepared for this moment

you are done dealing out pain

we are down to seconds

you were doubled over in anguish

tears real tears to seal the deal

and now you are dead  

I like you better this way

back to the perfect winter day

there is always such a mess

with home cooking  

Terry D’Arcy-Ryan

© 2018 TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

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Played out in my head like a scene from a film. The most chilling thing about this write is the calmness of the wife, partner......." there is always such a mess with home cooking"
I live with 3 women, better get myself a " taster"
Good morning.

Posted 2 Months Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

2 Months Ago

I have always been amused at the people who are rude or abusive to the loving cooks that feed them. .. read more
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Literally one of the best works I've read, in general. I love it. I ABSOLUTELY love it, bravo. It's so morbid and quaint, extremely intriguing, and I'm certain others could relate to this anger.

Posted 9 Months Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

9 Months Ago

Oh, well this Poem I actually wrote this to amuse myself. I had just written "The Broken Mirror" an.. read more
Remind me not to piss you off my dear. Nice read, winced and smiled.

Posted 9 Months Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

9 Months Ago

Mr. Burkehead, I was merely working out some aggression for my ex I found some left over despise and.. read more
Robert Burkhead

9 Months Ago

It was good. We’ve all had those feelings from time to time.
(applauds) Dude, this is brilliant!!! :D #notetoself Don't eat your cooking. lol

Posted 1 Year Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Raven Moonchild, just working off a little resentment for an EX and it was actually alot of fun. Th.. read more
Raven Moonchild

1 Year Ago

Hey, if you ever need somebody to talk to, I'm all ears. :)
Aw. That's really Great. I mean the mess with homecooking. I thought you were slacking on the Design/Predetermind/pzzle of the story-poem at first, but I love that it's a "MESS"! I want more though actually. lol. Can't wait for you to read MY new poems!! I'll try! come read

Posted 1 Year Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Mr. Danger, I love your review. I am glad you enjoy I was just working off some bad feelings towar.. read more

11 Months Ago

Oh hey, I am a female, so that's Miss Danger to you! lol
One of my favorites, it starts like a normal calm poem and then a unexpected plot twist, the end is perfect, if you dont read the middle is almost as if nothing happened, also I don't know why I can't help but imagine it's a wife suffering abuse (I dont know if im right) but that only makes me like it more, keep up the good work

Posted 1 Year Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Toxic Angel, you would be right I will tell you I actually wrote this right after I wrote the " Brok.. read more
Dude, this is truly an excellent story, that unfolds with chills and thrills and anguish and pain as well. I am not good with things of terror, yet this one, I could picture doing to the worst of my enemies...yes indeed...sinister I know...but still a great piece.

Posted 1 Year Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Maria, I was merely working smarter not harder.
Just kidding. this piece was truly fun to .. read more

1 Year Ago

Very true indeed, I agree with that, and thank you for writing this wonderful piece.
You demand... Then the monster entered... Sloppy monsters.... Silly monsters... At least warm cooking exists on winter days... Simmeringly penned...

Posted 1 Year Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Mr Silente, I a delighted you enjoyed this. It was all fun to write this fiction just some leftover.. read more

1 Year Ago

Ah... Leftovers of despise, eh? I seem to be geeking by lately on nothing but my rotten yesterdays, .. read more
How awful the author is evil for it felt nothing; more evil than its victim for there is some commiserating to be done with the torturer and the tormented like Faust and the Devil. In an odd way the truly evil are fortunate among man for they never knew anything else which must be the case for there is no remiss for days other than the days spent with the victim in pain. She might even enjoy hell. The evil often do I am told, even those angels that knew God personally. Well done you write a perfect psychopath. They always did enjoy hell.

Even fiction is true of you I believe. Can one actually have a little bit of the psychopath in them? It's like trying to be a little insane or a little wet. It can't actually be done.

Posted 1 Year Ago

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