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By Babs IversonPublished about a month ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2024
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I was scared.

There was no time to be scared.

They say I am a hero.

Served in a company of heros.

The scars haven't healed yet.

Buried the memories long ago.

I've been told that I am difficult to live with.

It could be a myth.

You need to get off the couch.

Don't be such a grouch.

Looks like it's going to rain.

I'm not feeling any pain.

There's a good movie on channel eight.

Maybe, I should lose weight.

There's a baseball game on channel three.

Is it time to plant the apple tree?

There's no use going to therapy.

Doctors and chemotherapy!

Finally, our team has the lead!

Rumors that he smoked weed.

He should have hit that baseball out of the park.

In another hour, it will be dark.

I was scared.

There was no time to be scared.

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Babs Iverson

Barbara J Iversen, also known as Babs Iverson, lives in Texas and loves her grandkids to the moon and back. After writing one story, she found that writing has many benefits especially during a pandemic and a Texas-size Arctic Blast.

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  1. Excellent storytelling

    Original narrative & well developed characters

  2. Heartfelt and relatable

    The story invoked strong personal emotions

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Comments (41)

  • Christina Barger7 days ago


  • C. H. Richard16 days ago

    Well done❤️ This has so much depth and sense of struggle. Congratulations on Top story too! ❤️

  • Andrea Corwin 17 days ago

    Congrats on that TS👏👏👏 What a great poem and entry!!

  • Dana Crandellabout a month ago

    Love the way this ges back to the beginning! Congratulations, Babs!

  • Darkosabout a month ago

    Love it so real ! 🩷🌞❤️🌷 Congratulations on Top story 🎉!

  • L.C. Schäferabout a month ago

    Well done on your TS!

  • Luv this! Congratulations 🎉👏

  • Vicki Lawana Trusselli about a month ago

    Congratulations on your top story

  • ROCK about a month ago

    Oh I loved this! I need to read more of your writing. My head has been busy with too much reality. Congratulations on this priceless win!

  • JBazabout a month ago

    Congratulations for first place . well deserved

  • Lamar Wigginsabout a month ago

    Great entry, Babs! Loving it! And congrats!!!

  • Shirley Belkabout a month ago

    Makes you think....lots of hard living in the conversation.

  • Khanabout a month ago

    Congratulations on top story ❤️

  • Pathosabout a month ago


  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Melissa Ingoldsbyabout a month ago

    Ohhh 😯 so good I love the weaving of storytelling & rhymes

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a month ago

    Congrats, this is awesome

  • JBazabout a month ago

    Babs this is so good and moving. The entire poem left me thinking. Which is a mark a great story or poem Congratulations

  • The Invisible Writerabout a month ago

    Great job with this one Babs

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    Congrats on the TS

  • Caroline Cravenabout a month ago

    This was so good Babs!

  • Mariann Carrollabout a month ago

    Another wonderful poem, Babs ♥️

  • Joe Pattersonabout a month ago

    Well done Babs.

  • D.K. Shepardabout a month ago

    Great work, Babs! Loved the use of rhyme in this!

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