Christmas Poem by Gypsy Woman. Today: Wishin’ and Wonderin’

Christmas Poem by Gypsy Woman. Today: Wishin’ and Wonderin’
Jenean C Gilstrap

Christmas Poem by Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: Wishin’ and Wonderin’

Christmas Poem by Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: Wishin' and Wonderin'

Christmas Poem by Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: Wishin’ and Wonderin’

wishin’ and wonderin’

wish night could be

more time left

just for me

but time is measured

in loveless theft

wish i could remember words

letters of thought just before sleep

but they fly away on the wings of birds

leavin’ me empty and nothing to keep

seems as if

those are the ones

thoughts most wanted

thoughts most wise

words most prized

when day is done

for those i search

but i cannot rise

there’s no diary

for my mind

sneak back onto land

and into dreams

where all is known

and all held safe

in the arms

of the moon

readin’ my words

of wants last written

wishin’ i knew with what

i am smitten

dangerous readin’

of dangerous thoughts

wishin’ i knew if all for naught

thoughts showin’ me as i wanna be

wishin’ i knew what really is key

danger in placin’ too much weight

wonderin’ if it’s only his foolish bait

such words such thoughts such dreams

wonderin’ if anyone

hears my screams

View Comments (5)
  • oh, so very good to be back to my yareah home again! as always, i am humbled to be here and give all my thanks to yareah and to martin and isabel!

  • to my dear followers/readers, you have all my gratitude – it is such an honor to have my words read by you and i can only hope that you find in them some small something that touches your heart – many many thanks!

  • You’re more than welcome, Jenean! Merry Christmas to everyone.

    • wishing you and isabel love and light and all things bright and beautiful in this holiday time!

  • sasha concepcion

    That was a nice christmas poem, glad i discovered your website while browsing for pinterest thank you.

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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