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By Earl W. PearlPublished about a month ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - April 2024
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A family is shopping the Town Center Mall

In the lot, someone damaged their car

There’s a note with an address and number to call

“Just ring me, I’m not very far”

A woman goes into a place down the street

It’s a nursing home filled with our vets

The residents find her a wonderful treat

And they love spending time with her pets

An elderly person was standing in line

A little bit short on their cash

A teenager told them, “The balance is mine”

Without even batting a lash

Some rough looking dudes shooting hoops in a lot

Are reported for being too loud

The cops arrive shortly to see what they’ve got

Then challenged the dudes for the crowd

Today were two homeless men cleaning a park

To them they were paying their way

The park had two ladies who jogged after dark

And it still had some children at play

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About the Creator

Earl W. Pearl

I’ve been writing poetry (rhyming mostly) since about 2014 and have recently transitioned to writing novels and short stories. My poetry genres are faith, humor, social issues, politics, pretty much any subject matter.

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  • Andrea Corwin 21 days ago

    Nice!! Congratulations on TS🥳too.

  • Anna about a month ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • Gerard DiLeoabout a month ago

    Unfortunately, this is from PNN, the Pollyanna News Network. Train wrecks sell, kindness is boring. But it is the boring who make life worth living. Everything else is just breaking news.

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    We need more of this!

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    Oh how I wish the daily news. Well done and congrats on the TS.

  • The Writer about a month ago

    congratulations!!!

  • Margaret Brennanabout a month ago

    congratulations on TS. How I wish most of our news was reported like this. In our town, we have a "do the right thing" program for kids ages 9 - whatever. When a child does something good for someone else or the community, their name is submitted to the police department. Each month, each child is given a trophy and certificate for "well done" and the top five that have done the most, is given a gift card to a local store (and the store varies). If that's not enough, all of the participants have their names and photos placed in our newspaper to recognize their achievements.

  • Kendall Defoe about a month ago

    Why am I already repeating lines from this in my head?

  • Chloe Gilholyabout a month ago

    Great combinations of many emotions.

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    Congrats on Ts!!

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    hahah. This made me laugh, sad and angry. Lovely bit of sarcastic as if-ness to this. Congrats on Top Story. Subscribing to you, sir!

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a month ago

    If only....great job

  • Shirley Belkabout a month ago

    That would be great news to hear, wouldn't it?

  • ROCK about a month ago

    I really liked this; it had a bit of nostalgia and simplicity of daily life as well.

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