Poetry with Gypsy Woman World, Jenean C. Gilstrap. TOday: Golden Crosses

Poetry with Gypsy Woman World, Jenean C. Gilstrap. TOday: Golden Crosses
Jenean C Gilstrap

This week’sSunday Poetry feature of Jenean C. Gilstrap walks down streets of sadness as the plight of innocent creatures left homeless after natural disasters is seen in its most basic form…walk into the darkness of humanity marked by GOLDEN CROSSES in this piece from GypsyWomanWorld…

dakota danielle

dakota danielle

golden crosses 

streets strewn with sadness

darkness lines the day


no more room

for the precious strays

where o where

will these little ones stay

whimpering whispers of woe

begging their human foe


what sin is it they did commit

that scratched its mark

upon the human heart

what o what

brought them to this


hands of the reaper now grip the leash

dragging them down to the hollow hold

o spirits be stilled

as jackets of metal bring the cold

seizing the moment seizing the souls

slaying the sound of stories told


holocaust eyes shatter the skull

scorched sockets search the mounting flames

there is no lull but who’s to blame

tears of the sun their only relief

serpents of evil silence their grief

and tongues no longer speak


fiery chambers call their name

seems to be the same ole game

no healing balm no gilead

their numbers carved in paw prints

and golden crosses steal their innocence


as the angel of death

lays them to rest


~ dedicated to the memory of my beloved dakota danielle ~

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  • Moving and tender.

  • it’s so so very good to be back to my yareah home after a week’s absence! my heart continues to be filled with gratitude and thanks to both martin and isabel for their ongoing devotion and dedication to the arts from round the globe – without a publication such as yareah magazine the world would be much much darker and less less beautiful – namaste’…

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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