True Stories

True STories

Walk in someone else's shoes with personal narratives and true stories as told by our community.

The passage of time is something that can't be stopped by anyone!
Walker Ikard

TIME

Where was I when you passed by? I never seem to recall. Did I smile? I was only a child. You were time, and I

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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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coming of age
A.K. Noctua

My First Time Trying Pozole

The pristine light of the summer sun smacked me across the face. The massive jackhammer in my head told me we had danced in the

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Shannon O'Neill

中英文讲道 Chinese-English Sermon: From Slinging to Drooling (May 22, 2022)

信心软弱?想想神做过什么(2022年5月22日星期日) 中英文讲道 Chinese-English Sermon: From Slinging to Drooling (May 22, 2022) 【撒母耳记上17:44】非利士人又对大卫说:来吧!我将你的肉给空中的飞鸟、田野的走兽吃。 【撒上17:45】大卫对非利士人说:你来攻击我,是靠着刀、枪和盾牌;我来攻击你,是靠着万军之耶和华的名,就是你所骂阵的以色列军队的神。 【撒上17:46】今日耶和华必将你交在我手里。我必击打你,斩你的头,又将非利士军队的尸首给空中的飞鸟、地上的野兽吃,使全地都知道以色列中有神; 1 Samuel 17:44 And the Philistine said to David, Come to

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coffee time
This Life's Illusions

Under the Rubber Tree

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Each day I visit the village square, and each day the older men gather to pass time.  Friends since school days, one by one they

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brief
Andrey Lukyanov

As of This Moment

A piece of paper (which is now long lost but luckily has its content safely copied, author is anonymous) i’ve found some years ago on

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Little things can make you happy in life!
Walker Ikard

LITTLE THINGS MAKE YOU HAPPY

Little things can make you happy in life. A smile from someone you love can brighten up your day. Your dog, licking your hand, showing

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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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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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Walker Ikard

THINKING ABOUT YOU

When you first left me, I thought we were really through. But darling, I didn’t know I’d cry a river over you. There is not

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childhood
Crystal Walker

The Povitica Polka

Discovering this savory bread while learning about my heritage Photo by Klaus Nielsen from Pexels I have always been intrigued to learn about my family’s

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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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animals
Andrey Lukyanov

Tyke and Bear

I notice you in the front yard every now and then. Passing by, I look into your eyes and see everything.  I see the collar

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Songs and music are the soul of our lives!
Walker Ikard

WORLD WITHOUT MUSIC

I can’t imagine a world without music. It would be a sad world without any songs or music in it. Music is the rhythm to

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Always be kind to one another!
Walker Ikard

TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS

When you go out and play, try a little kindness along the way. When you’re feeling blue, remember a little kindness will always pull you

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DEDICATED TO LINDA DUDLEY IKARD
Walker Ikard

WHEN YOU WALK BY

When you walk by, you’ve got the look of love in your eyes. I’ve got a clear blue sky. I love you girl. You’re my

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believe
Amy Christie

Eternal Song

In the realm of the divine, where melodies reign, A song of eternity echoes through the rain, A tune so pure, so sweet, so full

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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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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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Absurd
Matthew Portman

Le Petit

Photo by ÉMILE SÉGUIN on Unsplash or  ‘The Little’ By Matthew Portman April 27th, 2020 I’ve never seen a piece quite like it. Le Petit,

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Spiritual blackbird trying to help us all on earth!
Walker Ikard

BLACKBIRD

An old man was down on his luck. So, he rolled the dice for one more buck. He was just trying to find someone to

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Ellysa Greenhalgh

Life is.

Life is never idle Life is never dull Life is always happening Life is always testing Life is never predicable Life is never set Life

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construction
Gerald Washington

Facing Lightning

Holding the stop/slow sign with little power on an unknown road, 20-year old Jim felt tired but relieved his construction shift was almost over. It

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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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Poetry
Ellysa Greenhalgh

Time to say goodbye.

Time to say goodbye – Poem by Ellysa Greenhalgh. He stands up against the bar, his glass of scotch & ice lifted to his lips

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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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Walker Ikard

UNDERSTANDING THINGS IN LIFE

People don’t understand things the same way. People have different educational backgrounds, and they come from different environments. They have lived different lives. Also, they

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Life is always a winding road!
Walker Ikard

LIFE IS A WINDING ROAD

Life is a winding road. You never know which way to go. Sometimes you want to figure it all. What is life all about? Life

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Poem
Gerald Washington

No Comment

I just read your powerful words Once again, it made your writer’s voice heard So many great sentences, that it’s hard to highlight Your ability

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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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Walker Ikard

WALKER IKARD

Hello, I’m Walker Ikard. I wanted to introduce myself to the writing community. I’m the son of world famous, Osie Whitaker Ikard. Osie, along with

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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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apartment
Gerald Washington

Rent Day

Today is the great day that tenants dread. You rather keep your hard-earned money instead. Not enough days to enjoy the pay we got in

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Walker Ikard

WRITING HIT SONGS

So, you want to write some hit songs that get recorded by famous singers in the music business. Where do you start? How do you

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Shannon O'Neill

中英文讲道 Chinese-English Sermon:  Natural or Miraculous (May 8, 2022)

约翰福音(5:1-14)自然或超自然(2022年5月08日星期日) 中英文讲道 Chinese-English Sermon: Natural or Miraculous (May 8, 2022) John (5:1-14)    • 学习目标:(1)上帝会使用自然和超自然的方法帮助有问题的人;(2)我们应该一直祷告,并且接受神用自然的方法或神迹来解决我们的问题;(3)我们一定要信靠上帝帮助我们,而不是信靠什么东西;(4)我们不应该太拘泥于规则,以至于不能灵活地帮助有需要的人;(5)当我们的问题得到解决时,我们应该确保不要再犯罪,否则可能会受到更严重的惩罚。 Learning Objectives: (1) God uses natural and miraculous (supernatural) methods

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big bang
Donald J. Bingle

Story Choices

This entire story already exists, but you are only experiencing it one word at a time as you move forward through it. You could, if

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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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All people want to live a good life!
Walker Ikard

LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT 

How do you live a good life? People will have many different answers on how to live a good life. But life is really what

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Shannon O'Neill

My friend died for me (2/2)

Welcome! If you have not read the first part of this composition (My friend died for me (1/2), you need to start here:  http://simily.co/all-stories/cvpetrere/my-friend-died-for-me/  I’m actually

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Life happens to all of us!
Walker Ikard

MEANING OF LIFE

You start out young. You end up old. Where did all the time go? You spend all your money. You waste all your time. Then

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What would you need to live the good life?
Walker Ikard

LIVING THE GOOD LIFE

You can live a good life by being free to choose what and who you become in life. If you can choose your job or

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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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Times will always change for all of us!
Walker Ikard

TIMES CHANGE

You get up one morning. Then you realize, times have changed. Suddenly, you realize things are different, and the times have really changed. What happened?

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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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Ellysa Greenhalgh

Hardwired.

I am hardwired to self destruct I am hardwired to self believe I am hardwired to self sabotage I am hardwired to self help We

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Children
This Life's Illusions

Steam Dreams

This poem relates to a time when my children were young. Whenever they were unwell they would like to lie on the sofa covered in

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aging
Heather Martin

A Kimo For My Young Mother 

This poem is a Kimo — the “haiku of Israel.” Running through the woods–family dog ahead.Laughing, my hand reaches yours.Mother–you are still young. There was

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Do you love to write songs?
Walker Ikard

YOU WANT TO BE A SONGWRITER

Do you want to be a songwriter? Do you want to write beautiful songs that people listen to on the radio and other places? Do

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