You were a star right up to the final bell
Still kept writing while trying to stay well
Battling with the beast until it won
You never gave in to a loaded gun
A literary Queen to an audience wide
A light went out on the day you died.
You won our hearts and fed our minds
Your plays, poetry and books touched many kinds
Always giving encouragement to the novice writer
And taking the time to champion a fighter
I’ll never forget the help you gave me
Launching my book to make money for charity
Dear Julia long may you reign in peoples hearts.
A personal tribute from Sylvia Mitchell