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I Am Fragile, But Hide It Well

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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 22-25, F Jun 15, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, 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 hide it quite we'll hear is the only place

    where I put what I really think. It's like if I'm glass but grab onto the pieces that beak able to make it invisible. I hade sadness with happiness. Love with hate. I put a mean front sometimes let my guard down but have survived. Not even my best friend knows I'm fragile nor...
    herealways2017 herealways2017 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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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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    i have no idea what is wrong with me.

    sometimes a single words can stuck in my head and torture me for days. i know it's not intentional, but I'm still hurt, and I usually say something really stupid, really lame, maybe to catch others attention. BUT when they start trying to make me feel comfortable, I feel like...
    vi491042 vi491042 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2014

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    It seems like my entire life is just falling

    down around me. I can't get into a relationship, the guy that I like is probably most likely straight, I hate my freaking stepdad cuz he is an ***, and my best friends are just leaving me and I feel so alone. I honestly just don't know what to do anymore. Should I just give up...
    youngnfunboi youngnfunboi 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2013

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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 22-25, F May 22, 2013

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Why can't anyone see the pain in my eyes,

    why does no one care when I sit alone or even when I'm crying
    FallenXProphecy FallenXProphecy 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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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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    People by nature will often put their best

    foot forward when it comes to situations albeit a job interview, a new relationship, or whatever the situation may be. It's interesting how we all appear to have a fine and often vulnerable glass heart underneath it all...delicately sculptured...often wanting to protect whatever...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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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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    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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    freebirdkimmi freebirdkimmi 18-21, F 2 Responses May 21

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    My old journal entries, for those of you who have the time or patience to read them. I think I'll put one up every so often. Exactly as it was written - no edits. Just feel I need...
    InsideTheSadCafe InsideTheSadCafe 22-25, F 2 Responses May 1

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    I'm at such a fragile moment in my spirit. I really believe that I'm going through a quarter life crisis. I don't know how to feel about religion. I love Jesus but I'm tired of...
    UnawakenedSoul UnawakenedSoul 22-25, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I am a vessel, I carry things to and fro, where I may end up, I will never truly know. I am a vessel, I move things from one place to another, the blood throughout the chambers...
    Lipsmack37 Lipsmack37 36-40, F 2 Responses May 7

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    I know all the necessary words to convey the reasons "why," but I can't seem to order them in a manner that makes much sense. There is power in the ritual of taking my seat and...
    SayLowMan SayLowMan 46-50, M 3 Responses May 2

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    They think they are in control. They think themselves he masters. They think all judgement is with them. They condemn freely. They try to damn all they can. They try to run from...
    alienatedvirus alienatedvirus 18-21, M May 8

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    That is one thing I really don't like about the A.D.D. I have. It makes typing Stories here on E.P. more time-consuming than it really needs to be. I mean, I may start out every...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 2 Responses May 7

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    Well she calls me up when she’s broken, Says to leave my front door open, I come home to find her smoking, With her eyes all fragile and thin, She’s always been hopeless at...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 31-35, F 3 Responses May 2

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    AND THEN CAME MORE ANGELS… The moment I was outside the hospital, I felt the shift in vibration—fresh air and a little distance from all the hospital patients who were having...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 11 Responses May 12

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    Well,I done it again,I seriously should just stop talking.Where do you learn how to say what you should,is it even something you learn?So frustrating,just as I think we are having...
    somerandomguyfromspace somerandomguyfromspace 31-35, M 1 Response May 14

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    Since two years ago, I don't know why even people greet me happy birthday I secretly feel gloomy inside. Of course I'm happy with their kindness and awareness about my birthday but...
    Ikimoem0 Ikimoem0 18-21, F 2 Responses May 6

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    Major league baseball is a game of highs and lows, ebbs and flows. It is a marathon that consist of many sprints. This game is simple yet complicated. The fate of a win or loss can...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses May 7

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    New Member, new wife (1 year, 1 week). I was also previously married, my ex and i have struggled to set aside our issues for our kids and we have been super successful. he comes...
    LeighChristine LeighChristine 26-30, F a week ago

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    Peace! Peace! Fertile, our minds - pillared, upright - To seek out the stars, to study their light And learn what it takes to emblaze the night. Crimson skies cast by fiery moons...
    MrTimothyMcNeil MrTimothyMcNeil 18-21, M Apr 30

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    so close to breaking up today. i really thought i would do it. i thought i had enough. i thought i was ready and it was time. but then of course we talk and work it out. let's see...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F May 1

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    Because boredom and I need stories. 1. Name? Just call me Smiles from now on lol 2. Male or female? 'Tis a secret. 3. Were you named after anyone? Probably not. 4. Does...
    AnonSmiles AnonSmiles 16-17 1 Response May 3

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    Love is such a fragile creature. Timid in words, yet confident in motion, like the bond between life and death. I believe it touches us all, in one form or another. I've felt the...
    Camouflage Camouflage 22-25, M 1 Response May 3

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