THE ENDLESS DARE

THE ENDLESS DARE

A Poem by TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror
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" this unrelenting spirit endures "

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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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Wonderfully put together! Very strong

Posted 8 Months Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

7 Months Ago

Thank you so much. The real meaning of this poem is about grieving, loss and the circle that keeps .. read more
this poem is charmingly hostel but never nasty. wonderful language and has the effect on the reader of someone doing a mic drop only instead of a mic they throw a brick.

Posted 8 Months Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

7 Months Ago

Drew, I thank you for the amazing review.

Sheer Terror
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 8 Months Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

8 Months Ago

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

8 Months 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 8 Months 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 8 Months Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

8 Months 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.'
Coyote

Posted 8 Months Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

8 Months 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

8 Months Ago

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

Posted 9 Months Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

8 Months 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 9 Months Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

8 Months 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 9 Months Ago


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

9 Months 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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TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

PHOENIX, AZ



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When I was a young girl I was your average Tomboy. I lived to watch Star Trek the only thing that could take me away from the voyages of the Star Ship Enterprise was playing Baseball with the boys. .. more..

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