The Chamber, a new poem by Jenean Gilstrap

The Chamber, a new poem by Jenean Gilstrap
Jenean C Gilstrap

“To be or not to be”, “money or no money”. Two different sentences, the first one seems a serious thought, the second one a frivolity. However, maybe our existence is the result of our position in front of that materialistic thing called “money”. Today, the author and artist Jenean Gilstrap has wanted to reflect that feelings and emotions fill our lives and without them we are… Read the wonderful poem and don’t worry about the money, at least in the next half an hour.

Empty Chair - Dark

Empty Chair – Dark

the chamber…

once upon a time in that long ago

before the kiss of death and web of woe

you had it all and you had me

where are we now but in hell’s debris

could you not have walked away

and with my love only stayed

listened not to my own words

turned from that other life undisturbed

your time has come and gone alas

there is no more in the looking glass

whisper now what you intend

wasting away in the dark night winds

of my heart’s empty chambers

do you think yourself more alive

with the morning light

or do you linger here just for spite

is there no beginning nor an end

and each to the other love appends

whisper now what you intend…



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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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