Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: Screaming Eyes

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: Screaming Eyes
Jenean C Gilstrap
Evelyn De Morgan (1855–1919). Medea

Evelyn De Morgan (1855–1919). Medea

screaming eyes

your eyes screamed

at their killer

come then

take this empty life

brandish now

your gleaming knife

slice open

my waiting beating breast

without you

my soul can never rest

your eyes screamed

at their killer

you who had stolen my own heart

come then

take my life

kill me

kill me

for i cannot be your wife

your eyes screamed

at their killer

searched the bleeding

caverns of my heart

beseeched my soul

to stop to turn ‘round

but there was no other way

i had found

your eyes screamed



as i turned

to flee


View Comments (5)
  • much gratitude and all my thanks, martin and isabel – what an honor to be here – to have my words showcased in this fabulous forum for artists around the globe – we owe such a debt to YAREAH MAGAZINE!

  • so gratifying, your kind words, YM!!!

  • Bob Smoke

    something screamed in me as I read this – great write Jenean! love your poetry…always!

    • many thanks for your always kind words, bob – they mean so very much!!!

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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