Notebooks of Poetry

And so she filled her notebooks with poetry
Trying to make sense of this world of lies
Burning her bridges—
Severing her ties
With anyone who double-crossed her

And so she filled her notebooks with poetry
Trying to get lost in a world of rhyme,
And looking for one with reason.
If she had the guts and if she had the time,
She'd open her eyes and find one.

And so she filled her notebooks with poetry
Because poetry was beer.
It made her toes tingle, her toes tingle,
Made her troubles disappear.
Full and happy was she, when drinking poetry.

And so she filled her notebooks with poetry
because it was a glue, a connection, a fusion
It was her prince charming, her salvation
To her problems there was always one solution—
To crawl into poetry and just be.

Juliette is a ninth grade student at Hallahan High School who enjoys writing and playing sports in her free time.