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Below is the poem entitled BEAUTIFUL GYPSY which was written by poet Olusegun Akanbi. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Beautiful gypsy riding in a caravan
With a black mongrel and an old man
In the cold winter
Off to a world 
That is new
And yet unknown
To a place that she will make her own
Across the dusty Arabian sands
With a glowing crystal ball in her hands
Armed with magical spells
And Voodoo like bells
Educated in the art of healing
With herbal roots
And exotic fruits
Robed in her long black tunic 
And her big black boots
Her thick black hair
Raven black
Engulfs her pretty little face
Ravishing beauty
That turns heads in every little place
What will the future hold?
As they seek great fortune
Happiness and gold
Across the fields
They watch
Horse riding
Over the snow flakes
And across the hilly villages
Off to the city in the north
Where the Great robber pillages
Beautiful gypsy riding in her caravan
She arrives in a strange land
And meets a crowd of people
Shouting from a steeple
Go back! Go back!
But a preachers offer water 
And asked the old man
Is this your daughter?
Beautiful gypsy riding in her caravan
Found a home to stay
She went down on her knees
To pray
She is too far from home any way

Copyright © Olusegun Akanbi

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  1. Date: 6/17/2011 12:36:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today Olusegun. Have yourself a wonderful inspiration filled weekend I will be back to read more Monday. Love, Carol