I have a reason to be upset
But I won’t take it out on you because of it
I have a reason to be mad
But I won’t yell at you for it
I have a reason to cry
my back grows crooked
I have a reason to love
That love is endless
My way of thinking is different from yours
If you think I’m wrong, than maybe I am.
I will never say I was
That’s me and there’s no way to change who I am
So if I cry don’t be sad.
There is still a light out there.
Be happy so I can smile at you.
Editor’s Note: Julia has recently been diagnosed with Scheurmann’s Kyphosis.
Julia is a 13 year old girl who enjoys swimming, biking and playing baseball. Julia will be starting Grade 8 this fall. She has a little sister called Cassie and she enjoys spending time with her. She loves walking her beagle dog Charlie or playing with friends in her town. Recently Julia was diagnosed with a form of scolosis called Sheurmans Kyphosis, she is facing upcoming back surgery and started writing poetry while dealing with wearing a back brace and going to physiotherapy for her back. Her poetry is filled with emotion and comes from a teenager’s perspective on life.
A short bio about Julia, written by mom but okayed by Julia for this publishing site.