The call of the child, by Jenean Gilstrap

The call of the child, by Jenean Gilstrap
Jenean C Gilstrap
"Birth of the Messenger" by Viktor

"Birth of the Messenger" by Viktor

the call of the wanton wild

echoes from the little child

even the gods by her beguiled

keeper of the key to all is she

she flies the cosmos in utter glee

for only she knows what will be

this little child this child banshee

the steed of atonement does she ride

while under his hoofs worlds collide

and from his tongue the dead now cry

their pleas for mercy all denied

as prophets do in her confide

broken branches of peace once spoke

now devoured in crimson smoke

from in her hand with fiery stroke

or can it be the demons woke

there is no hiding under cloak

Demonic baby fairy

Demonic baby fairy

riddles ride the aeolian winds

spreading ashes of those who sinned

too late now their acts to defend

no more time their lives to mend

for unto them her wrath descends

ancient answers wing their way

eleusinian mysteries be their stay

 to live again carved in clay

if only they knew how to pray

but charred remains color their days

voices trickling from the past

homeric hymns spun in glass

this and more the child forecast

she was the first and is the last

this little child born of the wild

whose virgin birth they did defile

and now pay all who did her rile

this little child

by Jenean Gilstrap

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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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