Of Love and Loss and Separation…and Feelings of the Heart…

Of Love and Loss and Separation…and Feelings of the Heart…
Jenean C Gilstrap

Love and Loss! What a popular topic in poetry, what a frequent feeling in every man and woman. Today, enjoy Love and Loss poetry and thoughts by Jenean C Gilstrap, our Gypsy Woman World.

of love and loss and separation…and feelings of the heart…

in times past, it was said – by one who wrote so eloquently of love – kahlil gibran – that “… knows not its own depth until the hour of separation” – those same words ring true in today’s world – it matters not the source or the meeting ground of that intimate loving relationship – whether in-person encounters or those so common place in today’s highly evolved technological climate where the same intimate loving relationships are formed with the click of a keyboard on a personal blog or on a facebook page – the human heart does not differentiate – it simply feels – love – and loss – with separation – and so, below are two points of view of that love and loss – and – separation –

love and loss!

Love ? I love love love you.

Love ? I love love love you. (Photo credit: @Doug88888)


i feel you there

you know





even when no words

are left

i feel you


my body ticks

in rhythm to your tocks

ticktock ticktock ticktock

you enter my mind

and your breath

brushes against my heart

my breathing

breeds a life of its own

nostrils quiver

as your scent

permeates the page

even when no words

are written

no ink spilled

even when

you are not here

but there

i feel you


in your thoughts

of being here

i feel you here





in your dreams

time measured

in gasps

of the in between

your next time

and i feel you




ticktock ticktock ticktock


and now

and what of you when she went away

when she slipped from view that cold dark day

did a part of her remain perchance

remnant of your swirling shadow dance

and what of you when she came back not

when she slipped from you in a loose lover’s knot

did a piece of her lodge in your heart

remnant of your mind’s work of art

and what of you since she’s been gone

when with her she took your brilliant dawn

and what of her since she slipped from sight

when with you she left her beloved night

and what of her since she went away

when from you she left ‘fore judgment day

and what of you

what of her



that she’s







what of you

what of her


Gypsy Woman World with Jenean C. Gilstrap

Gypsy Woman World with Jenean C. Gilstrap

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  • again, thank you, YAREAH, for this forum which means much to many!

    • martincid

      ticktock ticktock ticktock Thanks again, Jenean!

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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