A Poem by TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

en·tro·py ˈentrəpē/-lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder


caught in the struggle to shine bright

upon the barred ledge

glass slats between the eyes of an iron mask

cut the shapes for new streams of light

twilight unites

these constant rivals in luminescence

surviving the mystery inside stillness

hypocrisies silhouette creating the ties that confine

inseparable unseen companion

the keeper of time

introduces in a constant whisper

a plea for rage to hinder and blind

the simplest answer casts across dark severed lines

 shadows take a bow, urging a curtain call

dark dominates over a phantoms trail

dragging the images of reminisce

hope tumbles and stumbles  

the resemblance of leaves in descent

tossing with the winds erie kiss

ever adrift in the never of nothing at all

 moonlights soft glow

roam a cemented showcase of slivers

thinly threaded beams of silk aspire

motion’s constant weave and web

turning a glimpse into a chain of clarity

crawling beneath an imposing despair

resisting the trade of insight for obscurity

I own this place hidden from shine

perched beside shadows design

inspired by a flicker to dodge and climb

beholding to the feel within a promise

steadily reaching for the light inside

to clear this barred ledge

Terry D’Arcy-Ryan



               Anyone in a free society where the laws are unjust has an obligation to break the law...

                                                                                                                               Henry David Thoreau


© 2018 TerryDarcy-Ryan akaSheerTerror

Author's Note

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror
Entropy is written and inspired from a long look into the dark, the light, the nothing, the struggle of good and evil making its way into my prison cell, a system that can see in only the black and the white, while paying well the side of depravity. If you are still reading I Thank You and God Bless.

PHYSICS, a thermodynamic quantity representing the unavailability of a system's thermal energy for conversion into mechanical work, often interpreted as the degree of disorder or randomness in the system.

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these expressions for me vividly suggest the title: entropy
and they're beautiful

the struggle to shine bright
plea for rage to hinder and blind
shadows... urging a curtain call
hope tumbles and stumbles
this place hidden from shine

Posted 1 Year Ago

Your writing is aggressive. I like that.

The opening reminded me of the 'double slit' experiment.

". . .the mystery inside stillness" you obviously are a fan of physics.

The rest of my interpretation gets kinda deviant. For the sake of the innocent I will not elaborate further.

You write good Sheer Terror... I'm definitely a fan of yours.

Posted 2 Years Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

2 Years Ago

Mr Davidburg, in prison there are times when when one is locked down to their cell 23 hours out of t.. read more
G, David D

2 Years Ago

That is some pretty interesting s**t to ponder. I'm gonna have to get back to you on this... I need.. read more
TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

2 Years Ago

It's all good. I maybe a little too intense. Thank you

Amazing words and beautiful artwork. A outstanding poem my friend.

Posted 2 Years Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

2 Years Ago

Coyote, I am thrilled you enjoyed this Thank you for reading and leaving a Review

She.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Photos and words. Very worthwhile and you are welcome.
great, great, great. gold, gold and more gold. a resounding OMG! i absolutely love this! awesome word, title, theme, pics and your usual fantastic flair for words. this is an absolute keeper.

don't see how it could get any better.
let it rip baby.
tell it like it is.
what else i could i ask for? ... :)

P.S. I'm in heaven with that Thoreau quote!

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

thoreau was a rebel (hated the system) - refused to pay the poll tax and spent a night in jail thumb.. read more
TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

2 Years Ago

Well, I will have to check it out. I don't know enough about him. The quote is interesting because .. read more

2 Years Ago

check out his essay called, Civil Disobedience (which is where the quote you cited comes from, i thi.. read more
Well done. I like this a great deal. A thought provoking piece, to be sure.

Posted 2 Years Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

2 Years Ago

Thank you I do appreciate your review.

Sheer Terror
You have an excellent way of creating metaphors and imagery through words! Amazing how a moment of contemplation can bring out such brilliant writing. Kudos!

Posted 2 Years Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

2 Years Ago

Markus, a moment of contemplation is humbling.
Thank you for your amazing review.
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don`t we all live there in a weird kinda way

Posted 2 Years Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

2 Years Ago

Wordman, we all build our own prison's. The significant difference is that in prison every decision .. read more

2 Years Ago

you`re welcome,and you`re right
Wow! I think this is an excellent piece of writing. I imagine a set of giant cogs that have been set in motion and are now a power unto themselves, beyond our control. Amazing words Terry! Really well conveyed!

Posted 2 Years Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

2 Years Ago

Ellemorell, wow what a stellar review. I wasn't sure about this one, you know how its easy to get l.. read more
nice piece of work. thanks for a very informative piece.

Posted 2 Years Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

2 Years Ago

Sette, I am glad that you enjoyed this Thank You very much

Sheer Terror

2 Years Ago

you are welcome as always
Thank you for sharing it with me, nice writing.

Posted 2 Years Ago

TerryDarcy-Ryan   akaSheerTerror

2 Years Ago

Thank you for taking the time to read and review it is greatly appreciated

Sheer Terr.. read more

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Added on February 22, 2018
Last Updated on March 28, 2018


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