“Warrior Woman” © Julie Marie Hoey



Spite wrestles moments
Morphs into days
Multiplying years
Feeling forsaken and forgotten
Ah, the portals of fear

They let him or her win

No, not human
The festering poison feasts
Angels bare release
“Erasing” creates everlasting ghosts
Replacing it does not
Make it go away

We read pray and talk
Lift up the spirit in our walk
Fear, the fierce culprit
We breathe, meditate and write
We wish it to flee
Just go!
Alas, wishing makes nothing
On some progress
We feed the cup
Action begins
Speed up


Julie Marie Hoey has been painting and writing since she was a young child. Her works are based on her connection with nature, relationships and spiritual reflection. She has exhibited her poetry alongside her paintings in several of the many solo and group art exhibitions she has participated in since the late 80’s.