Sunday Poetry with Gypsy woman: dawn’s embrace, a different place and phantom limbs

Sunday Poetry with Gypsy woman: dawn’s embrace, a different place and phantom limbs
Jenean C Gilstrap

Three poems by Gypsy Woman: dawn’s embrace,  a different place and phantom limbs

words unspoken by jenean c. gilstrap. available on paperback and kindle edition

dawn’s embrace

hold me close

hold me tight

hold me through

the vicious night

and if the morn

should find you gone

i shall love you more

with the dawn


a different place

i reach into a different place

each time i see your gentle face

places traced ne’er before

till fate brought you to my door

footsteps etched in darkest times

dare my heart now make you mine

or shall it still

for you pine


phantom limbs

lust defined

flesh on flesh

love confined

thoughts of him

draped ‘cross her mind

like phantom limbs


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  • another week’s privilege to be here…many thanks YAREAH FAM…

  • Many thanks, Jenean. You are more than welcome

  • Trish

    Always, your words take me to a deeper place. I am forced to examine my own soul. That’s a rare and precious gift.

    • thanks so much, trish – your words always mean the world to me!

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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