gypsywoman gypsywoman, by Jenean C. Gilstrap

gypsywoman gypsywoman, by Jenean C. Gilstrap
Jenean C Gilstrap



i see you here

i see you there

i see you everywhere

but who are you gypsywoman

with sweet words and a pretty smile

your spirit tempts taunts

but do i dare

would you could you be

the gentle breeze here today

and gone tomorrow

softly fluttering

sooth my aching heart

ease my hidden sorrow

* * * * *

a gentle breeze i am not

i am the storm of storms a gale force wind

the tempest fierce

the raging tsunami taking with it all defenses

sweeping away washing away

the debris of yesterday

this life transcend

so do you want to know

to really know the who and what of me

or would you rather just imagine me

on the playground of what if

where your heart of stone

is safe and sound

from the likes of





by the artist Claudio Parentela

by the artist Claudio Parentela

lip service

these lips

are red lips

ruby red lips

these lips are powerful lips

lips that can change history

my history even your history

make you change your ways

into their ways

they can cause things to happen

you never dreamed of

never heard of

these lips

can lamblast you

right outta your

little comfort zone

and throw you

for a loop like

you’ve never been

looped before

they’ll pucker and pout

turn you inside out

these lips are talkin’ lips

they speak of truth of beauty

of life of love

they speak of me

of you

of us

of possibility


and the physics of both

they speak of passion

of poetry

of poetic passion

of passionate poetry

they speak to you

these lips are loud lips

rambunctious lips

rowdy lips

irreverent lips

they ramble

they recite

they speak up

and act out

they are unruly lips

lips that have no rules

and will break your rules

these lips are happy lips

lips that smile

that open wide

and laugh out loud

lips that love to laugh

at big things

small things

at you

and with you

and at themselves

they laugh

these lips are magical lips

they can charm you disarm you

make you mold you molest you

melt you motivate you

they can turn you into things

you’ve never been before

and make you forget

what it was you were

these lips can take you

on a magic carpet ride

and have you beg

for a one-way ticket

these lips are lovin’ lips

luscious and plump

full and ripe

ripe for lovin’ for bein’ loved

for living’ for livin’ more

these luscious lips

will make you

wanna taste ’em

touch ’em

tease ’em

be teased by ’em

make you

wanna kiss on ’em

till you can’t kiss no more

then they’ll have you

comin’ back knockin’ on their door

yeah, these lips are lovin’ lips

these gypsy lips

of mine

by the artist Claudio Parentela

by the artist Claudio Parentela

by the artist Claudio Parentela

by the artist Claudio Parentela

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Jenean C Gilstrap

Since childhood, Ms. Gilstrap has had a love of words-of writing and other arts. An individualist, she chooses not to follow any pre-conceived pattern for the outlay of these words – rather, she allows them the freedom to forge their own path as they make their way from her heart to pen to paper. Her art work involves both photography and mixed media on large canvasses. She is a weekly featured poet in Yareah Magazine where her works have appeared for more than a year. Her piece The Granite God was the winning poem in Painted Bride Quarterly Sidebar #12 [2012]. Her work has been featured in performance poetry theatrical productions in Louisiana and her short story, Retribution, published in the Helicon Literary Magazine there. She and her gypsywomanworld blog are included as character/story elements in Ghost Key, the fictional work of award-winning author Trish MacGregor. Her first volume of poetry [2013], words unspoken, is available in both paperback and on kindle at amazon. She currently divides her time between her home in Louisiana and the east coast as she completes her second volume of poetry to be published in 2013.

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