Handyman, by Jenean Gilstrap

Handyman, by Jenean Gilstrap
Jenean C Gilstrap


Another handyman

Another handyman



went to bed last night

wasn’t nothin’ right

no bing in my life ain’t got no zing

so many things needin’ fixin’

but what’s a girl ta do

some things just take two

course, i do what i can

but i need me a handyman


went to bed last night and just couldn’t sleep

wound up thinkin’ ‘bout countin’ some sheep

tossed and turned and tossed some more

had a little fever that couldn’t be ignored

curled up like a baby and sucked my thumb

but sleep wouldn’t come

course i do what i can

but i need me a handyman


went to bed last night and by mornin’s light

fever’s so high thought i’d ignite

feeling all tired and blue

sweet tastin’ exilir long overdue

but there i was home all alone

all dressed up in just my cologne

course i do what i can

but i need me a handyman


went to bed last night stayin’ in bed till noon

kept thinkin’ bout that big ‘ole moon

lay there in my bed with my head in my hand

gettin’ real tired of a life all bland

so i got up and found those yellow pages

ain’t gonna be livin’ them dark ages

course i do what i can

but i’m gonna git me a handyman


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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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