Unconditional Surrender

Unconditional Surrender

A Poem by TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

" Daydreams of black wings and letters folded in lie, follow your abandon "



I am a hypocrisy twisting turning from wrong to right

Lunacy identifies and claims me while in plain sight

Black and white define my movement, I am


The home I left is shaken like a snow globe scattered soft

Nothing remains, only the fragments of one more piece set free      

Anger crushing calling to jump off the edge, I am


Already deemed a lost cause repeat offender at large

A choir of innocence sings my deception

One last measure for retrospect I confess, I am


     My denial is the promise of bliss, a glimpse into oblivion’s empire

                   The fall of the mighty is overkill and gets me nowhere

       Survival is the fuel to my star’s fire, brighter than ever, I am


                   An unexpected gift, don't you see your betrayal set me free

          Daydreams of black wings and letters full of lies, follow your abandon

       The pieces taken for prison are replaced with tenacity     


       I am, Sheer-Terror   



    Terry D’Arcy-Ryan



© 2017 TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

Author's Note

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror
* A Special Thanks To CaffeinatedMe for Editing.

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Renegade, Fury, Suspect, Conviction...all this and more are the grown women who have struggled, persisted, fought and lost and fought some more, nurtured their own heartbreaks (children)...all this and more. Really, really like this piece.

Posted 1 Week Ago

You never seem to fail to impress me Sheer Terror. This was impressive.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

3 Weeks Ago

Snow Angel, just giving a little peek as to whats behind my aka. Thank you for taking the time to r.. read more
I enjoyed the tale. The photographs came to life with powerful and worthwhile description. I liked how you set-up the poem. Made the poem easy to read and understand. Thank you my friend for sharing the amazing poetry.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

sounds like a survivor who has been through a lot and can be difficult to handle. powerful, both the words and the person. a creative character assessment. must take the bad along with the good. very creative ...

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

3 Weeks Ago

Pete, I am always happy to see your review You ROCK !! Thank You

Sheer Terror
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I love the darkness & the power in this. We can be so many things yet no single one may define us. We chose which parts will serve us, and which to cast away. Awesome words xxx

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

3 Weeks Ago

Ellemorell, Powerful is accurate and I am thrilled that you see it this piece is all about liberatio.. read more
I am coach of Crest FC, I heard an investment call: "buy a woman, possess a property
buy a money making machine, work in a baby making factory"
It is the way of a one-man,s business in Isaac's Place"

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


4 Weeks Ago

I am not sure I know what you mean here. Elaborate?
Alao Taiwo

3 Weeks Ago

i have sent you a read request of that memory from boarding school days: Crest FC. it's wherethe ide.. read more
Wow! Stunning, powerful, personal statement! Love the bravery of theme, form, imagery and b&w pictures. Eloquently noir with resilience and triumph at the end. Inspiring! Love it!

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

4 Weeks Ago

Annette, what an extraordinary review I am thrilled that you enjoyed this. Thank you for reading an.. read more
Annette Pisano Higley

4 Weeks Ago

You're very welcome!
The depth of your work blows me away every time, man. This is absolutely brilliant!!!! :D

Posted 1 Month Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

4 Weeks Ago

WoW, I am blown away by your review. I am thrilled that you enjoyed this thank you for taking the .. read more
Reads like a piece of self description....

All at once you deem yourself to be an anarchist, a rebel, a whirlwind flying in the face of elitism and the self- righteous. A force to be feared and reckoned with.

A very forceful piece of writing, written and worded in such a way to let the reader truly know who you are and what you stand for.

Posted 1 Month Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

4 Weeks Ago

An introduction to what my journey has been. I write from the past and weave in the emotions that a.. read more

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Added on September 17, 2017
Last Updated on September 21, 2017


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