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

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

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

the naked man

the naked man
now with me stands

shed of his fears
from all those years
living in the cold
aged but not old
disrobed of all
save for his words
waiting only to be heard
and his shattered heart
tattered and torn
longing to be made whole

but time
has robbed
his voice of speech
and emptied his life’s blood
onto the sterile terrain of nowhere

his wasted life
the only remnant remaining
of what could have been
and the book of promise
sealed shut from neglect

too late now
to dress the dreams
dreamed too late

the naked man
no longer stands

~

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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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