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Amanda Steel

Updated: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 02:40 pm


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Amanda Steel is a multi-genre author. Her work includes "Love, Dates and other Nightmares" a candid poetry collection looking at bad dates, failed relationships and love. She is also the author of the two-part "Lost and Found" series, using the pen name Aleesha Black. Her YA novel "First Charge" is out soon. When Amanda isn't writing she reads a lot of books for "Reading in Bed" the podcast which she co-hosts with Andy N. She is also launching a new ezine called "Printed Words" to help other writers showcase their work.


Unsocial Media She fires off selfies on Instagram Here’s me not wearing much Here’s me wearing a little more Like it, love it, share it please Words left unwritten But pleading for attention He’s connected to Twitter and Facebook A thousand likes and retweets Feeling the love Carried through empty words And compliments from those Who don’t matter offline She posts images, face pouting Chest out, and hands on hips As if that’s her best pose And the likes and compliments stack up Gaining more followers and friends So why does she feel so disconnected? He goes home, flicks on the screen Types a status to his five thousand friends They like, they share. He spots a post saying reach out If you need help, he does Nobody reaches back, he dies alone, disconnected

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

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Valerie Judge

Sun 22nd Sep 2019 08:07

Amanda you are a talent and I am glad to know you. ?

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Don Matthews

Fri 20th Sep 2019 08:01

Your sample Amanda 'Unsocial Media' is so good. And so true....

The she/he/she/he interchange was different. And clever.

The more I read it, the more I like it.....

I looked back 6mths to 'Pebbles and Boulders' and saw why I said 'So good'

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Nigel Astell

Mon 1st Apr 2019 15:50

Thanks for your like on When the Screaming Starts Amanda

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Nigel Astell

Thu 14th Mar 2019 16:04

Amanda I love the first issue of Printed Words, you have put a lot of hard work and effort into getting this done and this is proved when reading through it!

Liked my profile when you put - - -

the other group members said " you wouldn't expect that from Nigel"

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Nigel Astell

Fri 15th Feb 2019 16:02

I like your poem Amanda - - -

False is the image of the friends that don't exist.

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