A Poem by TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

" rebels raise their fists high into a corrupt sky "


a single bright beam gradually exposes a gathering

people pull into the crowd for the promise of seduction

one illumination is equal to a hundred more knocking at the door

torches held high against a depraved and fallen sky

the chosen usher of events juggles and navigates in the last of the followers

massive venom entices the body and begs a deeper cut

a rhythm turns slow urging the pull of a trigger

a rattlesnake shape warns and rules a frenzied horde

the Serpent jigs in and out of the crowd urging a monster

malice smiles, changing, moving, weaving off dangers shore.

a mob is embarked to a trample mode

invitation to wrath just a deadly sin

a vulnerable place is shaken

to wake fury

the bar is set high

anticipation takes a step forward

Democracy fails

Terry D’Arcy-Ryan


© 2017 TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

Author's Note

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror
A special thank you to " CaffeinatedMe" for the outstanding editing

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A wild world my friend. Your description told me. Great madness and cannot be stopped. I liked the photos and the hard/direct words. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.

Posted 3 Months Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

2 Months Ago

Mere words gather a crowd. The irresistible voice engages, begins a momentum, is now the missing pie.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

You are welcome my friend.
you've captured the political duality so well. the struggle. opposing views at odds. the resistance and ultimately the disappointing failed attempt. makes me think of North Korea now, tiananmen square China, etc. great illustrations. thought provoking for sure. you write so well - always cool to read you ...

Posted 1 Year Ago

An interesting politically motivated write....

For me, it is not that Democracy fails or is a failure in is the corruption and egoism of the elite that manipulate in it's shadow that causes all the problems. The freedom of expression and choice that Democracy provides to the people is far to often held at the mercy of those 'running' the show...politicians and their cronies. Until self interest is put aside, and policy that governs truly for the people makes a long awaited return, Democracy and the foundations of the West will continue to fail....and the people will continue to rise in protest.

A very interesting piece of work. One that is capable of harnessing a broad spectrum of opinions. Nicely done.

Posted 1 Year Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Yes, I agree with you the system is not flawed the people who govern are. However, when our forefat.. read more
it seems this is where we are heading,you painted it well

Posted 1 Year Ago

very impressive. thanks for sharing i like this.

Posted 1 Year Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

Roxanne, I am glad this resonates with you and again thank you for taking the time to read and revie.. read more
I'll give you another probably after this review. First, that is pretty, the picture, chronologically, too, because I wrote an imperfect poem called, Rip and Flare. Second, I did not know people would be able to see that I edited a poem... Question: Does it let ppl know how many times I edited the poem??eek... lastly, we were on the same page, girly goo (not exactly)

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on September 13, 2017
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