Bree Thompson is shown with the poetry book that contains one of her poems.

Aubree “Bree” Thompson of Greenville is now a  published poet.

The 19-year-old, a 2020 graduate of Greenville Senior High School,write the poem in February her senior year.

“The type of poem I wrote is called a free verse, and it only took me 10 minutes to finish the poem,” she said. “My senior year, we had the opportunity to submit a poem to a company by the name of Appelley Publishing for a chance to win a spot in their 2021 Rising Stars book. My senior year English teacher. Mr. Bledsoe (Josh Bledsoe) inspired me to submit the poem. The title of my poem is ‘Felicity’s Hand’ and it is about verbal and physical abuse.”

Her book, she said, is available online at www.appelley.org.

“I would have never guessed my work would have been good enough to be inside of a book, and published. This is a huge accomplishment and dream come true,” Thompson said.

This is not the first poem she has written and said it won’t be her last.

“I write to let my emotions out, so whenever the time feels right, words flow to me. I plan to keep writing in the future.”

Thompson’s favorite poet is  Rupi Kaur.

“I look up to her work,” said Thompson who is employed at Dripz Coffee Shop and Buffalo Wild Wings in Greenville.

She has two older sisters, Tracie and Darian, a younger brother named Cole, mother Alicia, and father Steve.

I am a Darke County native living in the Ansonia area with my son. I have been in journalism 50+ years and enjoy what I do.

Contact Darke County Now Media Correspondent Linda Moody @ lmoody@darkecountynow.com or 937-337-1955.

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