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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, a snow globe scattered soft

one more piece set free in the fragments that remain     

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



© 2018 TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

Author's Note

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

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This is such a unique poem! I love the way it's structured in such melodious, rhythmic way.
The structure with one word assertion between the lines adds a kinetic energy, gathers a momentum, reaches crescendo whilst adding suspense to the overall poem.


Posted 1 Year Ago

You are quickly becoming one of my favorite poets on here.
Actually, you're there.
You can start fires with words,
Infernoes with your stanzas.
The only thing I regret about this piece, is seeing it on my phone, the first time I read it. The formatting for WC, sucks for Android.

Posted 1 Year Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

1 Year Ago

You left one Outstanding review wow! I am flattered that you enjoy and our entertained by my words. .. read more
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 2 Years Ago

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

Posted 2 Years Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

2 Years 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 2 Years 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 2 Years Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

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

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

2 Years Ago

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

2 Years Ago

You're very welcome!

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Added on September 17, 2017
Last Updated on January 11, 2018


TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror
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