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I Am Fragile, But Hide It Well

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    See Me If You Can

    This came to me and I didn't know where to post this. This seemed a good place.   I am who you see not. No dream nor fantasy, no spoken thought is invoked that can find me.  Seek me if you wish, I will only hide.  Fear of the pain inside falling out upon the...
    theredlady theredlady 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 1, 2009

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    Handle With Care

    I am fragile like pieces of broken glass but I always try to hide it. People think I am all tough and strong. I am shocked! Because I am the mst sensitive person I have ever known, not that I am proud of it. People think I am hard-core and I don't cry. While in fact, I am a total...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2011

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    I Dont Know Why I Do What I Do...

    So all day today i have been thinking of suicide and  fighting back the tears, i got home and i went to sleep and woke up around 9. i ate dinner and went back to my room. than the thoughts came back. i was on webcam with my exgirlfriend, Alexis, who is about a year older than me...
    devinborne101 devinborne101 18-21, M Dec 23, 2012

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    I Sometimes Feel Like I Am Cracking......

    Its hard, I feel I have to be strong for everyone else. But  underneath it all I am fragile, horribly so. But I have to hide it so I can help everyone else. But sometimes I feel as if I have all these cracks And I have run out of glue.................
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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    The Strong One

    I am fragile, but hide it well... but at what cost? I am only human too. I have my limits too. People often forget that. They forget that I can break too. I was six years old when I first assumed the role of the strong one. I might have been forced into the role, but I accepted...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F May 22, 2013

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    Excuses, Excuses.

    I am so sad, but I hide it well. I always have an excuse for everything. Now some people are starting to see through those excuses and there is no way out. When someone comments on my wrist, I say it was the cat. When someone says I was in the bathroom for a while, I say I...
    announomous announomous 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2013

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    Breakable: Handle With Care

    Ingrid Michaelson sings a song called breakable about the fragility of the human condition and how exposed the heart is. Have you ever thought about what protects the heart? Just a cage full of rib bones, and other various parts. I am an incredibly sensitive man. Only those i let...
    sleep140 sleep140 22-25, M Jan 22, 2011

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    I Hide It From My Family Very Well....

    I hide how fragile I am from my family. I hide how bad I am hurting. I hide it from them, because I know they will give me a hard time, and tell me to get over myself. I am very fragile. I often, hate myself more than I let on. I hate myself for being alive, and all that crap...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 1, 2009

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    Strong Just Don'T Work If Your Heart Gets Hurt

    I'm just tired of people today, my mother is mad at me for my fiancé buying a new pet ferret. We have three pets all together one dog and two ferrets. What made her upset about this is that we have a baby on the way and my fiancé is the only one working so she's lecturing me...
    XieryaWolf XieryaWolf 18-21, F Jun 15, 2013

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    You're Wrong

    In general people always tell me I'm so strong... But that is only cuz they don't see... I'm fragile right now physically as mentally... Anything that only one who somehow knows me says I take in and break when it gets to muchI'm an easy to hurt guy and I hate itSo don't say I'm...
    NoatoNoaki NoatoNoaki 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 7, 2011

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    My Family Is Clueless, But Not My Family And Frined's Here....

    I hide it extremely well from my Real Life family, especailly my parents, they don't know about my pain, and my hurt, and my fears, and that is because after years of trying so hard with them, I've given up on begging for their love, and approval, So I hide ti from them. They...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 16, 2010

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    A Poem

    alone yet suffocated by swirling people by life solidarity of the mind of the spirit motions going through the motions in relationships in life never satisfied by the company of others always seeking to be understood to find someone of the same but still... nothing but...
    mslogic mslogic 26-30 Jul 28, 2012

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    Very Rare In My Case.

    Anyone who isnt fragile in some ******* way is fulla **** period, i even have fragile moments pffffft. ****! i shouldnt though. it's inhuman of meh nature!! D: -JB
    Doxtah Doxtah 26-30, M 8 Responses May 4, 2011

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    Smartazz

    I'll mouth off and make smart remarks to anyone.  Some of that is just me seeing the world from a weird angle...but a lot stems from a need to appear a lot stronger than I am.  The wrong word at the wrong moment could shatter me.  So I put on a loud, mouthy persona...just to...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2011

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    Why Be Alive When It's Just So Pointless.

    I have no life. I attend the most strict school in th world where identitity is treated like a crime, I am a B-quadder(kinda emo) stereotype. But they can take their lables and STICK EM. Igo home and cry, I have no life outside of my boyfriend and music. I just feel like im...
    Paranormality Paranormality 13-15, F Nov 17, 2010

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    The Things You Do To Me You'Ll Never Know

    Every thought I waste on you feels like another bullet to my chest. Every dream you intrude feels like I'm slowly bleeding to death. But you don't know and you'll never know the things you do to me. The way you make me feel. I can't stand to think about you, it's tearing me apart...
    sincerelymetes sincerelymetes 16-17, F Feb 6, 2013

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    Everyday start off putting on my "mask"

    and putting up my wall around myself.. I mainly hang with guys so i have to be tough, or at least appear that way... On The Outside: confident, happy, strong. On The Inside: scared, sad, tired, fragile, broken.
    abstractwolf abstractwolf 18-21, F May 10

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    I Have My Moments ...

    ... when I flashback to so much abuse, screaming, crying, feeling very insecure. I fight those times off as best I can. I close my eyes and try to picture happier times. I am trying to be stronger, and I know someday I will get there. My friends have...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 14 Responses Nov 5, 2008

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    Broken Wings

    I am like a bird with broken wings. So easy to break again, my hollow bones echo the sounds of my pain. Within my armor, I am easily hurt. I won't show it, but I will be devastated. I will make a witty comeback, a sarcastic remark, or a hurtful comment of my own. I will go home...
    Veronica4 Veronica4 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2011

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    I'M Tired...

    I'm tired of screaming. I'm tired of not being heard. I'm tired of faking smiles and forcing laughs. I'm tired of being here. I'm tired of hoping. I'm tired of dreaming and wishing. I'm tired of waiting for something that's never going to come. I'm tired of breathing. I'm tired...
    sincerelymetes sincerelymetes 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 15, 2013

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    It depends, but I used to be and it's not a good thing if you've got a fragile heart. But if you can endure, you need to get out of being like that, because people will keep...
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    I'm now watching my sister carefully spread cheese on her bread. She looks so innocent and fragile, her actions are graceful yet awkward. She's so beautiful; my mom said I looked...
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    She wears it like a mask Each time she comes to me, A shroud to cloud my eyes, A veil I cannot see. But her mask is just a ruse, An aspect of her game. It hides the girl behind...
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    JellyC JellyC 13-15, F Jul 9

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