Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap, our Gypsy Woman World

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap, our Gypsy Woman World
Jenean C Gilstrap

It’s Sunday and it’s time for poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap: the rocky shore, i live anew and do you feel me cry

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap

Lugu Lake, northern Yunnan. Photo credit: wikipedia

the rocky shore 

i stood upon that rocky shore

loving wanting needing more and more

but all the gods foretold

of love adrift out in the cold

i stood upon those rocks of yore

and to the gods i did implore

just one small sign on which to hold

to dare to think to be so bold

i stood upon that rocky shore

and saw what even i could not ignore

for there in storm tossed waters did unfold

the shipwrecked image of love extolled

i stood upon those rocks of yore



upon your shores


i live anew

do not think me

oh so sad

do not believe it

was all bad


do not think it so

for i have been where few may go

i have touched the pure white snow

i have seen the mountain’s glow

do not think me satan-sent

do not believe that i repent


do not think it true

for i have been where cupids flew

i have touched love’s golden gates

i have felt the hands of eros quake

where love’s grace did on me bestow

like luscious absinthe spread below

for i have been loved true



i live anew


do you feel me cry

do you feel me cry

in the day

from this dark place

i hide in sin

and ache to find

my way back in

where love alone

has its way

do you feel me cry

in the night

from this deep place

i hide in woe

where whispers

wrap me head to toe

and angels

spread their wings

in flight

do you feel me cry


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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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