Sunday Poetry with Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: been so long

Sunday Poetry with Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: been so long
Jenean C Gilstrap
John Singer Sargent. El Jaleo - Singer

John Singer Sargent. El Jaleo – Singer

been so long

been so long since the sun did shine

in this little ole’ heart of mine

body’s all tired ‘n depressed

makes me think its possessed

pregnant spirit bout to burst

beginnin’ to see it’s a curse

ain’t had no lovin’ in such a long time

just hope i ain’t gotta turn to no crime

don’t know which is worse

love hunger or spirit thirst

neither one ain’t no good

but you know i done what i could

gotta wash away all this glum

need me a little jamaican rum

slip on my red dancin’ shoes

step on out in life all new

git me a bite of somethin’ sweet

have me a little suga’ treat

gonna do more’n what i can

an’ git me a good-lovin’ man!

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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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