Poetry. Gypsy Woman World. The Drowning

Poetry. Gypsy Woman World. The Drowning
Jenean C Gilstrap

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: The Drowning

John William Waterhouse (1849–1917). Merida - The Tempest. 1916. Oil on canvas. 39.57 × 53.94 in (100.5 × 137 cm)

John William Waterhouse (1849–1917). Merida – The Tempest. 1916. Oil on canvas. 39.57 × 53.94 in (100.5 × 137 cm)

the drowning

the tide sweeps upon the shore

drownin’ all my mem’ries even more

leavin’ behind

all that glistenin’ glass

relics of dreams

from the past

then those rollin’ waves wash on in

lappin’ up my life-long sins

lettin’ me free to begin ag’in

but love don’t come easy

to this broken heart

wantin’ nobody but you

right from the start

the tide swept upon the shore

leavin’ life empty forevermor

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  • having begun my Sunday Poetry feature odyssey here in YAREAH in 2012, and now, 100 poems later in this year alone, i remain humbled and honored as when i first began – all my gratitude to the founders, Martin Cid and Isabel del Rio, whose dedication and hard work make this fabulous forum available to artists from ’round the globe!

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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