Coming from the stunning and breathtaking Black Hills of South Dakota, Jodi Lynn Bell acquired the ability to appreciate the true beauty of life and art, most especially poetry. Her poetry comes from within and hopefully will assist the reader in visualizing where she was in her heart, soul, and mind when she was composing it. She has the capability to capture the very essence of life experiences through the art of poetry. Each poem renders an accurate account of the occurrence itself. Most of her poetry comes from deep personal experience and gives her an outlet for her thoughts and emotions. She also has the unique ability to capture another individualas experiences through sincere empathy or delight and compose it in a distinct manner. Her poetry covers a wide array of various experiences including domestic violence, child abuse, the loss of a child, addiction, personal conflict and conviction, and even passion. It is her sincere desire that each reader will take a piece of her composition with them. She also hopes that her work will change her readersa perspectives on and in life.