Jenean Gilstrap: Autumn poems. The Perfect reading for Today

Jenean Gilstrap: Autumn poems. The Perfect reading for Today
Jenean C Gilstrap

Jenean Gilstrap ‘s Autumn Poems

Today, enjoy three new poems by Jenean Gilstrap: ‘and all is done’, ‘spirit ships sail’ and ‘I sat’.  They are sweet, melancholy, mystical, generous, hopeful… to read at home this Autumn. Enjoy them!


Jenean Gilstrap. Autumn Poems

Jenean Gilstrap. Autumn Poems

and all is done

autumn comes

and all is done

lifeless leaves loose their grip

falling now for that final trip

swept to the shore by whispers of dreams

float away in swirls blue and green

soft subtle shadows rush to the night

calling your name in love’s lost light

and so many memories of you

what am i to do

autumn comes

and all is done

spirit ships sail

spirit ships sail

through the black veil

true true love’s done gone astray

seems to have lost its lonesome way

as dream shadows fall

from the dark side of the moon

ripples of time they can’t recall

sleepin’ stars in a blue lagoon

and lost souls mourn their blind eyes

can’t hear nothin’ for the hue and cry

slivers of hope cast to the skies

waitin’ on hearts to open wide

but the crow flies its straight path

headed now to the glory bath

ain’t gonna git in the way of love’s bloody wrath

don’t nobody know deep down inside

where true love’s gone to hide

and spirit ships sail

through the soft pale

i sat

that day

you know the day

the day

the day that was

as words

my words


like so many

secretive sperm

spilling out

somehow escaping

the darkest of the dark

caverns of my heart

as they spewed themselves

up and out

into the stratosphere

of love’s sanctity

of us

as they

devoured the light

demolished your world

destroyed your trust

your love for me

i sat

as someone else

somewhere else

and listened

and watched




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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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