Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: The Murder of Love

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: The Murder of Love
Jenean C Gilstrap
The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, 1882, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. John Singer Sargent

The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, 1882, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. John Singer Sargent

the murder of love

and so
this is
how it came about
the death of the innocents

death at the hands of others
murder by the acts of others
in whom they believed
others whom they loved
and trusted
life stolen from them
all their love
their dreams and hopes
their lives
as they knew them
their love
their trust
from them
from the innocents
there lay their exposed souls
to be done away with
rolled up in the
rug of wrongdoing
to be tossed away
like yesterday’s garbage

and he
now taking
the lives of those
he proclaimed
to love more than
his own life
wrapping their
empty skeletons like
duct-taped disposable bags
to be tossed into
the dumping grounds
of his own
sinful acts of

as he
with those acts of infidelity
committed the murder

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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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