Sunday Poetry with Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: the find…

Sunday Poetry with Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: the find…
Jenean C Gilstrap

Sunday Poetry with Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: the find…

John William Waterhouse (1849–1917). The Crystal Ball

John William Waterhouse (1849–1917). The Crystal Ball

the find…
when i found you
my spirit hungered
chewed to the core of 
my soul’s bones
my thirst rampant
raged through
rusted tunnels
of wasted yesterdays
my life dark
under blackened sun
obliterated moon
sawdust stars
when i found you
my eyes blinded
belied reality
my lips parched
by love’s skeleton
held no succor
my ears deaf
silenced by sin
my voice mute
lost in searing screams
when i found you
hands no longer held
arms no longer reached
feet no longer climbed
self no longer sang
when i found you
when i found you
i was found…
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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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