Scrapbook of Poetry and Verse is a group of pages of verse revealing Bette Jean Poisson's views on violence and the effects it has in our lives and the society as a whole. Bette also views the emotional problems in relationships with others that must be resolved. But she believes that most of all it is our own 'ego' that is the true battlefield.Bette believes when we have conquered our own 'self' (see Scattered Torn Pieces) and our own ineptness, we have conquered the major foe. This way whatever lies before us, we will be able to move forward as winners.She reminds us of the engravings on our money: 'In God We Trust,' and our Pledge of Allegiance: 'One Nation Under God,' but she believes we have left 'God' out of our beliefs in our land today. Her works gives us some things to explore about our troubled selves and our troubled, violent world of today. We can explore it from a different window. Reading this book will be a challenge for us all. This is Bette's own self-examination of her soul.