A Poem by TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

" this unrelenting spirit endures "


this unrelenting spirit endures

that is the endless dare

doom hits at a curve

more than chance can steer

fortune bows at the windows ledge

death knocking on the door

grieving eyes lie on the floor

one knee surrender's

two takes a creed

standing room only

leads to a front row seat

a stained and shattered gallows

hangs love’s precious gift

in the depth of a heart’s breathe

time takes the wheel

driving dearly departed

prayer songs of sad regret

hopeful is a place of kismet

met on the road home

brutalized and fenced high

an RSVP by invitation

incites the stir of unhealed places

felt with the impact of a 1000 anchors

dropping to the shore

folded neat and put away

the hands of fate create  

hope perishes for the season

a collision calling obscure

fallen from the branch of trees

the swirls and rustles flow

entangled over and more

a lengthy fight unravels snares

colors descend gathering the ground

following wind as if bound

this unrelenting spirit endures

that is the endless dare

Terry D'Arcy-Ryan

© 2017 TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

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When all is lost, it doesn't take strength to gamble.

It's something else.

If you're a fan of evolution you should be proud of what made us. (lucky as it is, as we are)

I swear I had something to say germane to your actual writing... sorry, I've been smoking grass tonight. I forgot what I was getting at.

(the pictures are beautiful)

Posted 4 Days Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

4 Days Ago

I absolutely love these pictures. These boys are from Dublin. When I wrote this I was not pondering .. read more
T K Little

3 Days Ago

"the unrelenting spirit endures..." It's the same thing I think; fittest, endurance, evolution, etc.. read more
The gloominess is enthralling honestly. Good job. :)

Posted 1 Week Ago

"one knee is surrender
two takes a creed " - i just love that.

"this unrelenting spirit endures
that is the endless dare" - says so much about life.

i really like the depth and beautiful, hard truth of this. so many gems.
also reminds me of the dares we gave & took as kids. i imagine you being a handful.

just when i think it can't get any better, you go and do it again, topping yourself. a new favorite for me. just outstanding. your talent is impressive. pics perfect as usual. you weren't kidding when you said that there was a lot locked inside of you waiting to come out through words ...

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

2 Weeks Ago

Pete, you are spot on with your analysis. Life is the greatest final dare to breath another day. Th.. read more
Those dares of youth. I have many scars on my body. I enjoyed the tale and I liked the photo. Always a pleasure to read your work my friend.'

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

2 Weeks Ago

Coyote, through all the dares of life's the biggest has been to keep breathing to stay alive and see.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Week Ago

You are right and you are welcome my friend.
and they have been with us forever and shall remain,,the ego

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

2 Weeks Ago

Word Man, I do appreciate you. Thank you for taking the time. You Rock !

Sheer Terr.. read more
Save a couple typos, this is remarkably constructed.
"a stained and shattered gallows
hangs love’s precious gift".
Love that line.
Metaphorically rich, ease of cadence.
I sense the anger that lurks here.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you I am thrilled that you enjoyed this I wrote this one differently it is very personal. I do.. read more
'Hopeful is the place of kismet' wow kismet is a word in my language Urdu meaning fate, I tink it is adopted into English now. Your poem is soulful and awesome in phrasing and rhyme scheme. You have crafted such great powerful metaphors. Ah so poetic. Kudos.

I'm a newbie here, pleez do review, comment my first poem here, wud luv to know your thoughts, I'm navigating the site looking for poetic interaction,

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

3 Weeks Ago

What an amazing review.
I love the word Kismet its one of those words rare that we feel it .. read more

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Added on December 25, 2017
Last Updated on December 31, 2017


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror
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