Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: O Orchid Lace

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: O Orchid Lace
Jenean C Gilstrap

O ORCHID LACE – From GypsyWomanWorld this week’s SUNDAY POETRY feature of Jenean C. Gilstrap looks at relinquished love and regret – reconciliation, the lover’s prayer…

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today O Orchid Lace

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today O Orchid Lace


o orchid lace


tarnished memories

in three quarter time

faceless bodies

in black and white

days dredged

with dreams undreamed

and nights beset

with crusted lies

o love


where demons dress

on golden shores

and angels taunt


where love

had breathed

its last

and life

was lived

far too fast

o acts


all led

to but one place

dance my feet

o feet of clay

dance my way

to your













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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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