Sunday Poetry with Gypsy Woman. Today: Ghost Towns

Sunday Poetry with Gypsy Woman. Today: Ghost Towns
Jenean C Gilstrap

Sunday Poetry with Gypsy Woman. Today: Ghost Towns

Sunday Poetry with Gypsy Woman. Today: Ghost Towns

Sunday Poetry with Gypsy Woman. Today: Ghost Towns

ghost towns

in days that long since
lost their prime
layer on layer
of deceitful grime
left their hearts tarnished
by better times

all hung out to bleach
in the desert winds
ripped and torn
unable to mend
rusty nails shred memories
to the end

lives now just
barren ghost towns
where light and love
once abound
ain’t nothin’ left
to be found
on this wretched
infertile ground

can’t even the gods revive
neither’a them
wasted lives


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  • i’m really loving the new yareah “look” – very nice, martin and isabel – your hard work visible everywhere! many thanks for your diligence on behalf of us all –

  • Trish

    Jenean- I love this one! I love them all, as you know, but this one has a certain feel to it that is different.

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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