Personal Narrative

Step into someone else's shoes and experience life through their eyes.

Beach
Donald J. Bingle

Green Flash

Green Flash They say On the rare breathless moment Setting sun succumbs to becalmed sea At far precipice of endless azure ocean A flash of

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angel
Amy Christie

Lavender Angel

In fields of lavender, where the sun glows A purple angel descended, her wings did show Her robes were flowing like a river’s stream And

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#culture shock
Crystal Walker

Put Me Back on the Plane

The Land of Fire and Ice is beckoning my return. Photo by Jonatan Pie on Unsplash I never thought that one year after graduating high

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advice
Donald J. Bingle

Episodic Writing vs. Mythic Arcs

A Vintage Blog Post About Writing and Attention Spans Now, I’m not a writer for television (though I’m available–call me, really), but I’m an avid

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The forces of good and evil are all around us!
Walker Ikard

FORCES OF GOOD AND EVIL

You look around the world. What do you see?  You see the forces of good and evil coming at you and me. If you believe

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diary
This Life's Illusions

One of those days….

Once upon a time there was a little old lady who lived with her cat in a tiny house in a small community where she

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motivational
This Life's Illusions

A Shadow of My Current Self

A brief motivational poem, a reminder to myself and others for the difficult days which we all experience. When your silhouette falls like a shadow

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democracy
Greg Thomas

A Reason to Keep Fighting

I remember it was an old building. One of those asbestos-laden floors, don’t crack the threshold when you walk in or you might be in

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Walker Ikard

WALK A MILE

We never know what the world will hold. We never know how things will go. We don’t know what is coming around the bend. You

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Walker Ikard

ARE YOUR DREAMS REAL?

Every man or woman has dream within themselves, to reach a goal in life, while there is still time left. They want to find an

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Cape Cod
Vanessa Lewis

“Away”

Right now, I am sitting at the table in the corner of a sunny kitchen that does not belong to me. To my right are

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autumn
Amy Christie

Autumn Peace

Autumn’s peaceful hue, a season of rest, A time for nature’s slumber; the earth is blessed. The trees, they stand tall, their leaves of gold,

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WHEN SOMEONE IN LIFE LEAVES YOU!
Walker Ikard

WHY DID YOU HAVE TO LEAVE?

I picked a lovely flower for you today. I placed a red rose on your grave. I thought of memories of a life spent together.

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TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS IN LIFE!
Walker Ikard

LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE COUNT

The little things in life always count. If you show a little kindness along the way, it will always be appreciated. It will count and

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YOU WILL REAP WHAT YOU SOW!
Walker Ikard

YOU NEED TO LOVE EVERYBODY

There are a lot of things going on in this old world, that I don’t understand. Like look how we treat our brothers and sisters,

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#personalnarrative
Heather Martin

Learning: Lost in the Dark  

I rest my head against the window, peering into the night at the passing Indiana farmland. The soft patter of rain and methodical swish of

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Jack Vettriano
This Life's Illusions

National Umbrella Day

How Peculiar… The foldable umbrella is said to have been invented by the Chinese, in particular by a man called Lu Ban after he was

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BEAUTIFUL MOCKINGBIRD SINGING TO ME!
Walker Ikard

MOCKINGBIRD

Mockingbird, you’re high in a tree. You keep looking down at me. Do I know you? Do you know me? Mockingbird, you’re high in a

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THE ADVICE OF AN OLD MAN!
Walker Ikard

YOU’RE JUST GOING AROUND ONE TIME

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Today, I met this old man of yesterday. His shoulders were bent, and his hair was gray. He said son, don’t lag behind. You’re just

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People will never steal your education from YOU!
Walker Ikard

PEOPLE WON’T STEAL THIS FROM YOU

Some people may try to steal your money. Some people may try to steal your car. Also, some people might try to steal your land,

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We will all get our just rewards on judgment day!
Walker Ikard

JUDGMENT DAY

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There is a man without a head, high on a hill. Is he a spirit or is he real? Nobody knows what to say. They

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Walker Ikard

WHO ARE THE OUTLAWS?

Who are the outlaws in society today? Look around yourself in the world every day. What do you see? You can always tell who the

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affirmation
Donald J. Bingle

Starbright

Should you ever gaze at the silent stars above and they begin to blink off one by one by wondrous one, do not be alarmed.

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#adjusting
Julia Marsiglio

Culture Shock

Culture shock sometimes feels likestaying home—hibernatingthrough the winter of my inadequatelanguage skills, hoping that one daythe onslaught of not belongingis replaced with a longingto unravel

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TzeLin Sam

The Land of Clouds

It is a time of endless possibilities, A time of new beginnings and a new hope. Youthful exuberance lies abundance, You and I, together with

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essay
Andy Spears

I Think It Is Time

I think it is time for another Simily story. Time to see what Simily holds. Time to add to “The Fresh Rack” or to build

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Party

At the dinner party, You look at me, As if you love me, But I don’t know you, Not anymore. Who is this woman, So

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Dream
Andrey Lukyanov

North

I saw you somewhere before. You are like that white female wolf prowling in the glade of snow. Across the frozen lakes, in uneven debris

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We have so much information in the world today!
Walker Ikard

INFORMATION SOCIETY

We all live in the information society. We are presented with so much information every day that we try to consume. All of us have

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grief
This Life's Illusions

Love Remains

So many of us know the pain of losing a loved one. I write in empathy with you.  Whilst everyone’s hurt is different, that we

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You can always learn something new every day!
Walker Ikard

SOCIOLOGY OF LEARNING

We will always be able to learn something new. Learning goes on through your entire life. It is a daily process where you gather and

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Midway

When I was little, I would visit this beach with my parents. Nothing was exciting about it: no boardwalk, no shops, no amusements, no games.

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#escape
The Lazy Bookista Writes

Summer cliche

Today I allowed myself to escape my thoughts and just admire the beauty of nature. Just me, sitting in the shade of the tree, on

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#mentalheatlh #anxiety #life #coping #perspective
Heather Martin

Hiccups 

Anxiety is like a perpetual case of hiccups, shaking through your body and mind, subsiding for brief interludes only to resume with a vengeance. Mostly,

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Faith
This Life's Illusions

Prayer for the Living Soul

Written by a forgetful, wanting, neglectful, dishevelled human who yearns for good, and is thankful for a more religious, perfect constant. I hope this is

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coming out
Kai Parker

My Place, My People

I never knew the fear, the hate, the hurt. It was not my place. Stand proud. Stand united. Stand by the side and watch. It

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Colors
Andrey Lukyanov

It Is Up To You

The notion of love and beauty is still there right?  One might start to believe, especially with the last few years, that it’s an outmoded

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Nature will always be a part of you and me!
Walker Ikard

NATURE

You go out in nature to spend your day. You want the sun to shine your way. You look at the beautiful trees and birds

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Crystal Walker

To Fart, or Not to Fart?

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The turmoil of deciding to keep the butt cheeks clinched or let it rip when trapped on a plane. Photo by Samantha Gades on Unsplash

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finding happiness
The Lazy Bookista Writes

Make some room

The more I see The more I chose, The more I act, The more I lose. Lose what though? I lose what’s meant to be

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#mentalhealth
Heather Martin

Where There Is Light 

Where there is light, I endeavor to go. Even a tiny steam in the crack of a heavily paneled wall–I will welcome. A drop I

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Walker Ikard

EDUCATION FOR LIFE

Education is a lifelong process. You can learn something every day, if you try. You can learn something from people, books, magazines, internet, movies and

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family
Heather Martin

A Lemonade Soaked Hollyhock 

Hollyhocks formed — pretty little dolls.Lemonade, brimming with sugarSilence stares at you and me.Perplexing connectionof familial ties —reinforced truth:separatenessdefines us. My mother’s parents were strangers

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PEOPLE SPEND A LOT OF TIME BEHIND FOUR WALLS!
Walker Ikard

TALKING TO THE WALLS

Tonight, I am so lonely, downhearted as can be, with four walls and the ceiling that can’t talk back to me. But I pour my

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adventure
James Jordan

Lost In The City

I was distracted by the fiddle player for just a moment. The subway in Paris has groups of musicians in hallways and platforms. Hats on

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TIME WON'T WAIT ON ANY OF US!
Walker Ikard

TIME ROLLS ON

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Each person has their day in the sun, so to speak. But time keeps rolling on. You can’t stop time, no matter what you do.

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Your dreams can get you through life!
Walker Ikard

DREAMS

You can have a dream that will carry you through life. It will get you to your next day. You can dream of a better

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SONGS ARE IMPORTANT TO ALL OF US IN LIFE!
Walker Ikard

SONGS ARE IMPORTANT

The world needs great songs that present messages for people to hear. People are searching for so many things in life. A songwriter can always

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butterfly
Victoria Mineva

Rebirth

Time flew away Silently in the moments Of waiting for you, my Love. I do not want you to stay It is not some win

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#pets
Crystal Walker

Two Paths Crossing

The story of a broken heart healed and a tiny life saved Photo by Victor Grabarczyk on Unsplash In the beginning, I did not like

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dance
Andrey Lukyanov

Motion Happens

Raindrops, sliding off the windshield of the bus that’s tearing through the road in a damp summer air at 90 mph, looked like spermatozoa under

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confusion
Victoria Mineva

Raindrop’s talk

Hearing the raindrops Creates realizations How deep your ocean of tears went Through your foggy life’s mops “I do not want to hear you,” Because

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age
Victoria Mineva

Sometimes

Sometimes I have a dream To be in an epic love story Not in my age, it seems I am amazed of amour’s glory That

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autumn
Amy Christie

Velvet Hope

Autumn love, a season of gold A time of change as stories unfold The leaves turn red; the winds do howl As love blooms, like

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Fact Follows Fiction

photo by author When I finished my Fact or Fiction with Rescue, I planned to write about an incident the week before. Life gets in

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believe
Amy Christie

Believe in You

In the depths of my heart, a fire burns bright A flame that flickers with hope and light It guides me through the darkest of

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cicadas
Brittany Johnson

Thoughts of Summer

Evening warms over, subtle and calm, as I look out back. My eyes meet the woods. There is a soft breeze. It moves me. Makes

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Poem
Gerald Washington

A Change In Demeanor

Walking in the UPS Store, I’m excited All three retail cashiers look delighted Helping their customers get what they need I couldn’t wait till it

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Dedication
Ginger Gillenwater

The Worn Spot on the Floor

The smell of summer morning was replaced by the sweet aroma of bacon frying when I opened my grandma’s door. She always made sure there

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europe
Crystal Walker

Time Stands Still in Pompeii

I walked the path of gladiators, sailors, and shopkeepers from 79 C.E. Image of the author, Crystal A. Walker in Pompeii, Italy Entering the gates

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Loner
Victoria Mineva

When do I see you again?

Valery was on a walk. She hated crowded places. That was the reason why she usually went out into the night. The streets were empty

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Humor
Victoria Mineva

Sleepy Owl

I am sitting down here Wondering why I feel I did not achieve A significant mile Of bragging experience My writing contest Is numerous village

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feel good
The Lazy Bookista Writes

Those happy eyes

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Those happy eyes of yours are all I need When all around me seems to crumble and deceive. When times are tough and trouble pours,

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Do you believe in ghosts or spirits?
Walker Ikard

ARE SPIRITS OR GHOSTS REAL? 

People have been talking about spirits or ghosts, since the beginning of time. There have been so many accounts of spirits seen all around the

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Tornado
Gerald Washington

The Tornado That Never Came

I was in 2nd grade at (what felt like a big school) Lincoln Primary School. It was a beautiful sunny day in Leland, North Carolina.

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