Sunday Poem for Sunday with Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: O Heart of Mine

Sunday Poem for Sunday with Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: O Heart of Mine
Jenean C Gilstrap

O HEART OF MINE from GypsyWomanWorld this week’s Sunday Poetry feature of Jenean C. Gilstrap finds a heart broken and filled with regret… 

Judith and the Head of Holofernes, 1901. Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

Judith and the Head of Holofernes, 1901. Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

o heart of mine

o aching heart

that found you once

tied as you were

in a web of woe

and loved you more

than life could bear

and out of love

set you free

to live in dignity


love divine


o breaking heart

that loved you so

and loves you still

and always will

to find you cut

those ties that bind

and walked away

had i but known

i would have stayed


love of mine


o broken heart

rigid with regret

how can i now

e’re forget

what i had

and what i did

had i known then

what i know now

i would have






o heart

of mine




View Comments (6)
  • honored and humbled for another fabulous week of being included in this fabulous forum for artists from around the globe –

  • and to all my readers and followers, ya’ll know you’re the bestest of the best, right?!! xoxoxo

  • Plum Tree Books

    I always enjoy your posts Jenean. I love your gentle words and poetic soul.

    • comments such as yours mean so very much! my heart thanks you, PTB…

  • Bob Smoke

    great poem Jenean, flows so easily, words of lament very real ….I feel it. 🙂

    • thanks very much bob – glad you enjoyed all those words of lament! so nice to have you come by and read me! many thanks!

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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