Sophomore finds joy in writing poetry

Sophomore finds joy in writing poetry

Sophomore Kettoria Noble writes on one of the windows in the hallway. When she ws in fourth grade, she found a passion for writing poetry.

Story by Madeline Hunley, Staff Writer

Athletes, singers, thespians, and dancers are all interspersed into the student population. New groups are created daily and seem to grow rapidly as more people get involved in the things they enjoy. Sophomore Ketorria Noble is involved in a hobby that seems to be almost unrecognized. This activity is not just an “on the side” hobby, but a passion to Ketorria in her everyday life.

Kettoria was introduced to poetry at a young age and immediately fell in love with the simple but entertaining writing.

“I was in fourth grade when I became interested in poetry,” Ketorria said. “I was in a young writers’ program.”

Poetry became something Ketorria could rely on whenever she needed to let her emotions go. From trouble in school to drama with friends, poetry was always a way to relieve herself.

“Poetry lets me get all my feelings out,” Kettoria said. “It helps me express myself without hurting others.”

Just like many students, Kettoria favored a certain subject more than others. Math, chemistry, and world history never seemed to make her happy as much as this one did.

“English is my favorite subject,” Kettoria said. “It’s what I am best at out of everything else.”

Just like any other student, she spends her free time hanging out with friends and listening to music. She always seems to find a place in her busy schedule for poetry.

“I love to read in my free time, and poetry is something that I love to do whenever I can,” Kettoria said.

When Ketorria was 8, she wanted to use her talents and hobby in a different way. She decided to share her stories with her closest friends and family. However, reciting poetry in front of an audience has not always gone smoothly for her.

“When I was little, I did a poetry skit at a wedding,” Ketorria said. “I stumbled in front of the whole reception and it was embarrassing.”

She soon overcame her fear and began openly sharing her poetry with others. Her confidence bolstered, and Kettoria was not afraid to let everyone know that this is what she loved to do. She hopes to continue her passion in the future.

“I want to open my own cafe and have a stage for those to share their poetry to everyone,” Kettoria said. “I love poetry.”