Lincoln wrote poetry as a teenager, mostly satirical verse and short stanzas on the flyleaves of books. He worked on a longer poem in quatrains in 1846, “My Childhood Home I See Again,” which he sent in a letter to Andrew Johnston, a fellow lawyer in Illinois. In 1863, Lincoln wrote lines of verse on the occasion of Lee’s invasion of the North. In a 2004 article for the Abraham Lincoln Association’s newsletter, Richard Lawrence Miller attributed an unsigned poem titled “The Suicide’s Soliloquy” to Lincoln. The poem, a melodramatic persona poem, originally appeared in the Sangamo Journal, a Springfield, Illinois, newspaper, in 1838.