Posted in Spiritual Poetry

The Fierce One ♥ (poem)

It’s a steep one, little (but fierce) one—
The hill yonder;
Much too steep for you,
so you best stay in the fields.

But, “No!” you say
“There are crests in the most
zest-emptied of places that need
climbing—that’s the only way
to reach our dreams & stars!”

To many, you’re just skin & bone,
Can’t amount to much all on your own—
Can’t they see the kindred soul
& shakti* that beams beneath?
(the rest of this poem can be read here.)

Thanks for publishing my poem, Catherine Ghosh! ♥ If you’re a spiritual poetess, feel free to submit your work to Journey of the Heart: Women’s Spiritual Poetry here.

jaguar animated GIF

© 2015 – Eva PoeteX



Evy Zen (formerly Eva PoeteX) is a mystic poetess, eclectic artist, fiction writer, and wellness advocate who calls the Greater Cleveland area home sweet home. Born a Clevelander with a Greek lineage, the arts started being a major part of her life the moment she picked up her first crayon. To date, dozens of Evy's writings have been featured in publications like Thought Catalog, The Journey Magazine, and Journey of the Heart: Women's Spiritual Poetry. As a spoken word poet, she has also had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous musicians across the globe. Currently, Evy is the Founding Editor of Poehemian Press and runs the decade-young poetry website (formerly The Artistic Muse). Additionally, she is the author of several independently and locally published poetry books, including "Esoterra" and "Sacred Shapes." Furthermore, she works as a full-time freelance writer and editor. In 2012, Evy received a Bachelor of Arts degree (honors) in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University. She also obtained a Diploma (distinction) in Exercise Nutrition from Shaw Academy four years later. When she's not creating, Evy Zen recharges her batteries by reading her weight in books ("The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho is her personal favorite), going on epic bike rides, meditating to ambient music, and racing super cars behind the safety of her computer or TV screen. To find out more, visit her official website at

4 thoughts on “The Fierce One ♥ (poem)

  1. Wonderful and inspirational poetry, fierce one! 🙂

    This verse touched me deeply:

    “The climb isn’t what worries your
    little legs, it’s that big heart &
    what happens to it during
    the inevitable

    Liked by 1 person

I value your thoughts. :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s