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Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: burn baby burn

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: burn baby burn
Jenean C Gilstrap
Ken O'neill. Casino Woman in Red Throwing Dice

Ken O’neill. Casino Woman in Red Throwing Dice

burn baby burn

just shuffle the deck
and make your bet
cause you gotta pay
the snarlin= shark=s way
he ain=t gonna wait another day
goin= for broke to go your way
but the house hits a two and a one
and now the dealin=s done
so toss the dice with a little kiss
close your eyes and make a wish
then watch the wheel turn
but miss your mark >n come up short
and you=re gonna
burn baby burn

~

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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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