Poem: Free Verse – “Knowing Why” #amwritingpoetry #GDGC

Credit: ORIENTO via Unsplash I don’t know why there’s disease, Why cells kill each other. Why our immune systems turn, Or our brains suck too much cortisol; Too little or too much Seratonion. I don’t know why the world’s fractured, And all these bad things terribly matter. I don’t know why we love, but love’s … Continue reading Poem: Free Verse – “Knowing Why” #amwritingpoetry #GDGC

Guest Post: Guidance in Times of Turmoil by Patrick Bailey #guestpost #addiction #mentalhealth

A fascinating look at homelessness, drug addiction, and this unending cycle by Guest Blogger on Mandibelle16, Patrick Bailey! His story is amazing! #mentalhealth #addiction

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It’s been a long and winding road for me in the city where I was raised. The city has pulled me back after each venture away. This road has gone many places and resulted in something of an archeological dig into myself and humanity at large.

Overall, I’ve noticed a consistent thread for those in severe and notable distress in the community. It has continued for decades, having taken on various symptoms over the years.


When the Street People Were Dispatched.


I was in my early teens when the de-institutionalization of psychiatric hospitals first impacted my area of the city. The ‘street people,’ as we called them, appeared suddenly. They had been dispatched by the state mental hospital. Some had not been in the world outside for decades. I can’t imagine what that release into society was like for them. From their outward appearances, it…

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Interview with Writer, Published Author, and Blogger: Lynn Love #interview #nonfiction

Check out an awesome interview with blogger, writer, and published author Lynn Love. She’s one of my fav fiction writers on WordPress!

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Welcome to another writer/blogger interview.I’m so pleased to share with you an interview with Lynn Love the talented and published writer, author, and blogger. Her Blog is called: World Shamble: Exploring Fictional Worlds in a Blast.


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1. Please Tell Us About Yourself Lynn: 


Lynn Love, I live in Bristol in the South West of the U.K. If you want to conjure the accent, imagine a pirate speaking and you won’t be far off.  I’ve lived in all four corners of England, though, so my accent is truly mongrel. I blog at Word Shamble: Exploring Fictional Worlds in a Blast.

I’ve also worked as a florist for most of my adult life, so if you need a bridal bouquet — I’m your woman.I’ve been married for twenty-five years this year – which gives you an idea of how old I am! And, also I have one…

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Poem: Free Verse – “Out of Reach” #amwriting #poetry #GDGC

Credit: Jeremy Bishop via Unsplash Words of many inked, But, from yours I hide and shrink. Afraid to glow, Afraid of your caustic blows. So, terrified you’ll destroy a flicker of hope; Words can deconstruct and maim, Sometimes I have to hide the truth; I dimmed my light. Become a shadow within the spotlight — … Continue reading Poem: Free Verse – “Out of Reach” #amwriting #poetry #GDGC

Poem: Free Verse – “Never Say Never”#amwriting #poetry #GDGC

Credit: The Creative Exchange via Unsplash Never say never because you think I can’t, Doesn’t mean I’ll never; Or never will again. Never say never, you’ll eat your words, For I cannot except limitations, Especially when they’re unsure. Perhaps, I am usual, and change is difficult; But every now and then I’ll throw a curve … Continue reading Poem: Free Verse – “Never Say Never”#amwriting #poetry #GDGC

Published Poem: SpillWords.com – Free Verse – “The Maiden and the Dragon”#amwriting #poetry #SpillWords #GDGC

Published Poem: SpillWords.com – Free Verse – “The Maiden and the Dragon”#amwriting #poetry #SpillWords https://mandibelle16.wordpress.com/2018/06/05/published-poem-spillwords-com-free-verse-the-maiden-and-the-dragonamwriting-poetry-spillwords-2/ — Read on mandibelle16.wordpress.com/2018/06/05/published-poem-spillwords-com-free-verse-the-maiden-and-the-dragonamwriting-poetry-spillwords-2/

Poem: Free Verse – “Soulful and Sweet” #amwriting #poetry #GoDoGoCafe

Credit: Ol Klein via Unsplash Soulful and sweet -- That's what his eyes were like. Shaded-black running shoes, And faded jeans that fit snug; He's put together, White shirt sleeves pushed up muscled forearms. Eyes soulful and sweet; he caught mine. I caught his; the train's sway forgotten. And conversation ambled, As we sat in … Continue reading Poem: Free Verse – “Soulful and Sweet” #amwriting #poetry #GoDoGoCafe