Poetry. Gypsy Woman World: silent words and uncovered keepsakes

Poetry. Gypsy Woman World: silent words and uncovered keepsakes
Jenean C Gilstrap

It’s Sunday and it’s time for words and poetry by Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: silent words and uncovered keepsakes

Gypsy Woman World silent words and uncovered keepsakes

Parc Joan Miro, in Barcelona. Photo by: German Ramos. License: PD.

silent words

i cannot say aloud the words

that fill my heart

yet rip my soul apart

that if i said

would leave us both dissolved instead

i cannot speak

in voices heard my love for you

yet in my silent screams i do

of life within our stolen time

for we both know you are not mine



uncovered keepsakes

things kept

things covered up

keeping things

one of a kind

trinkets of time

trinkets of mine

now just a shrine

once tucked away

not to be seen by the light of day

things i kept

as i wept

pieces of mine

pieces of time

threadbare thoughts

kept for naught

a ring of love left unworn

lives apart shredded and torn

a string of words left unsaid

love unlived left for dead

a strand of memory left unfilled

might as well have all been killed

things i keep

while i still weep

these are the keeping things

things covered up


for my heart’s sake


Gypsy Woman World with Jenean C. Gilstrap

Gypsy Woman World with Jenean C. Gilstrap

View Comments (4)
  • well, no silent words for my thanks to YAREAH and my deepest gratitude for the fantastic opportunity for all my words to be heard here! many many thanks, isabel, martin – and – of course, jack!

    • Have a fantastic Sunday, Jenean. You deserve it! Congratulations for you poems, always a pleasure to read them!

  • IZara

    A new Sunday with two amazing poems: Silent Words and Uncovered Keepsakes… I don’t know what to choose. Congratulations, Jenean C Gilstrap

    • oh, no need to choose…just take both! many thanks for your kind words, sir!

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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