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

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

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

the unworld




recoil rebel revolt

at the thought

the slightest thought

of it becoming reality

our reality

my spirit sickened

my heart weeps and bleeds

my mind

cannot grasp

cannot touch

cannot see or feel

any part of it

let alone

live it

as real

it is a world unreal

in every sense of

the word

in every sense of

the world

the world of what was


the world of what should have been

now the unworld



become sanctuary

life without living

the only way



the unworld of

the world




View Comments (6)
  • Isabel Del Río Yareah

    Yes, the unworld! Wonderful poem, Jenean

  • Thanks for another great poem Jenean. Congrats again!

  • Plum Tree Books

    Always a delight to read your beautiful words.

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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