Oh Gypsy

Oh Gypsy

A Poem by KWP

Freedom is there ...


travelling gypsy

destination not apparent, as you 

languish in your moments, 

smiling because 

you know 

this is the reality you have created 

your ruleless game of

enchanting yourself in 

all the love 

knowing love is limitless, 

limitless - 

like you 

oh gypsy 

you share yourself 

throughout the everywhen 

no fear 

as the love you emit 

trails back tenfold 

gypsy, you glow 

casting a spell on all your encounter 

keep going gypsy 

keep going 

the world has a lot to learn 

about understanding freedom 

the world has a lot to learn 

from you

© 2018 KWP

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What I love the most about your depiction of gypsy is that you use NO stereotypes. In fact, I had stereotypes in my head & your poem surprised me becuz it went in such a fresh direction. I never thought to equate love with gypsy ways, but I've known many free spirits & it really is love at the crux of it all, now that I think about it! *smile* Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Years Ago

I love gypsies, I am of Eastern European descent and hope to have some nomad blood in me.
I relished you words of freedom and love, no stereotyping. Your poem tempts us to "Go on the Road". There is much to learn from traveling and its boundless freedom. Well done.
Richie b.

Posted 2 Years Ago

For some reason "throughout the everywhen" makes me smile.

Love the line, love the poem. Great job.

Posted 2 Years Ago

yes home is everywhere life takes us!

Posted 2 Years Ago

Tis said we all have the Gypsy in us.. and as you say, with affection, ' the world has a lot to learn - about understanding freedom'. So many of us have more than we need.. but we're too often afraid to take chances, set aside it all, take chance by the .. horns.. and go with what once would have been called instinct. As ever you inspire with your gently laid phrases, each saying more to fuel opinion.Thank you, dear E, x

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

hey beautiful - I agree we all have gypsy in us - its just a matter of how much we make that gyspy a.. read more

2 Years Ago

Another Sunday, another week and.. another chance to inspire me! Obviously yet another a buzzy week.. read more
It's a good ode to the gypsies... the gypsies in the general sense I mean, not specifically in the Romani culture sense of that definition. It's easy to confuse those two definitions of the word.

Free spirited people seem to be becoming more and more common in my part of the world. I say "seem" because I've found from interacting with them that they aren't really free spirited, they just say that to seem more altruistic when they talk about their specific worldview. They betray a certain shallowness and faux quality by loudly vilifying, denouncing, shouting down and sometimes even violently protesting those who disagree with them even slightly (neo liberals are eating classical liberals). Real gypsies, the truly free spirited people without all the ego and hatred hidden by rhetoric, have so much to teach the newest generation of Americans (known as the I-gen or generation z). Things like... free expression is a mutual thing and not just limited to one group or one demographic and that disagreement isn't inherently an evil thing and that all cultures generally have some inherent good to them if you genuinely look for it.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Who dont love a gypsy.. I so agree. the world does have a lot to learn about freedoms, and about the everywhen too...I do love that word and all that my imagination makes from it.. thoroughly enjoyed..

Posted 2 Years Ago

I lived a Gypsy lifestyle for so long...left home at 19, hitchhiked across the country at a leisurely pace, stopped in SoCal for a year and a half, then back to New England...slowly, but slowly...
Lived a year here, six months there, five different states were briefly Home to me; Lord knows how many towns.
I have lived as though I were dodging the law.
I finally ended my 20+ years of wandering and stopped here, back in New England, in 1993...that was 25 years ago! But the traveling, moving life suited me for years.
Had to stop to raise kids; they need stability and schooling. As soon as they were grown, I hit the road again. I got to Stafford one day, intending to be back to my temporary camp in Vermont the following day, but ended up meeting someone and moving in with him the same day...here I still am.
I do miss my traveling life, though. Can't ramble any longer, but hey-- I have the word "FURTHER" written on the back of my wheelchair. The spirit is still willing.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Good to be a Gypsy. I was one for 37 years. Kids are older. Maybe Johnnie, can be the wanderer again.
"keep going gypsy
keep going
the world has a lot to learn
about understanding freedom"
I liked the above lines. I told my children. Travel, test life and have fun. Enough time to be adults. Thank you my friend for sharing the amazing poetry.

Posted 2 Years Ago

The freedom of the gypsy. Free to travel at will and to experience free love also. A way of life, a choice. Most of us are shackled. Most of us face barriers.


Posted 2 Years Ago

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