Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today, the dream

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today, the dream
Jenean C Gilstrap

It’s Sunday and it’s time for poetry with Gypsy Woman World. Today, the dream.

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today, the dream

Dreaming of the Tiger Spring (虎跑夢泉). Photo credit: wikipedia

the dream

i can’t seem

i can’t seem

to find

i can’t seem to find

what it is i’m lookin’ for

it’s one of a kind

like a night bleached star

sparklin’ all pretty from afar

i can’t seem to find

what it is i’m lookin’ for

all my hopes now resigned

to love behind closed doors

all my dreams now swept from shore

i can’t seem

i can’t seem

to keep

i can’t seem to keep

what it is i found

it all washed away in the ocean deep

makin’ its way all hell-bent bound

like ever’ thing else just gave up and drowned

i can’t seem

i can’t seem

to find

to keep

what was only a dream

in my dark dark mind

did it all float downstream

like vanilla cream

did i leave it somewhere behind

all laid out for your lecherous kind

i can’t see

i can’t see

didn’t nobody hear me scream

it was only a dream


Gypsy Woman World, with Jenean C. Gilstrap

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  • Today is a wondeful Sunday. Father’s Day and a new poem by Jenean C Gilstrap. Perfect world. Thanks Jenean

    • Yes, Ignacio, a great day because we have another moment with Jenean.

      • how special your words which make my day all the more perfect – i thank you, YAREAH MAGAZINE, ISABEL AND MARTIN…and, of course, JACK, all of whom make so much possible for so many here…here where ART IS EVERYWHERE!

    • such kind words make my world/my day perfect, as well…many thanks!

  • TODAY 36 weeks of being honored by having your continued endorsement/support of my SUNDAY POETRY feature here at YAREAH…thank you, Isabel and Martin and Jack!

    • A great, great honor Jenean. Sunday Poetry is a trend. Enjoy the day!

  • Dewey Edward Chester

    The conflicting emotion in this work astounds me; it seems the more conflict in its feeling, the deeper I get emeshed in her character…..an odd, yet transforming transition that seems hard for me to explain, yet she makes me feel good.

    • such kind and gracious words for which i thank you…so glad you enjoyed…again, many thanks…

  • Trish


  • Megan

    Love this 😀

    • thanks so very much, megan! so glad you enjoyed! and thanks for coming by…

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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