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I Am Not Afraid of the Dark

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    I Used To Be Afraid Of The Dark. But Not Anymore.

    I used to be afraid of the dark. But not anymore. I find solace in the dark at times. Darkness is not to be feared if it is understood, revered, or even loved. Understanding enlightens, and en-light-enment sheds light Making the darkness void, illuminating the night. Like the...
    Scorpio1987 Scorpio1987 22-25, M Jun 7, 2012

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    The Dark Is My Friend

    It's funny, cause when I was a kid, I was really afraid of the dark, I was afraid of death, and the monster under the bed. Now I've made my peace with death as best I can, and I kicked that monster's *** for five years running, coming home drunk or high as a teenager, and he...
    Socklord Socklord 31-35, M 1 Response May 29, 2009

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    That Isn't Quite True. . .

    Sometimes I am, sometimes I'm not. It just depends on the time. After I watch a horror movie, for example, I'm afraid of the dark. XD But in general, just during a regular night, I can walk around a dark house, lay on top of the covers in a dark room, etc-- without worrying. I...
    RandomErr RandomErr 18-21, M Sep 29, 2013

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    I Am Not Afraid Of The Dark..

    I am not afraid of the dark, but I am terrified of nighttime. When it gets dark outside, and it's late at night and everyone else goes to sleep, I get really paranoid. I am afraid that I will die or something terrible will happen to me at night. During the day, I am fine. But as...
    kayae89 kayae89 22-25 Feb 4, 2012

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    Afraid of the Light

    When I was very young I had a extremly high fever and thought the lights were burning me.  Since than I could not sleep in a room with light.  I would have nightmares if some light came under the door, I never used a nightlight.  Even today I am light...
    allofus allofus 46-50, M Apr 24, 2009

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    Darkness

    I am not afraid of the dark. I have walked unlit highways, streets, etc. I am terrified of the darkness within.
    iwanttobewhereloveis iwanttobewhereloveis 56-60 Apr 26, 2009

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    I Never Have Been..

    I was never scared of the dark. Not even when I was little. Monsters under the bed never scared me. I think the only thing I was scared of in the dark was the possibility of stepping on a lego or something that I couldn't see. My friends always thought (and still think) I am...
    psychicwolfchick psychicwolfchick 13-15, F Feb 14, 2013

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    I Have No Fear Of The Dark

    in fact i really love the dark and the freedom it gives you what i fear are the ghost the come eachnight when it gets dark from the past
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jun 16, 2012

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    Not Me!

    I mean unless you're talking about a place with dangerous people or animals, that's a different story! But like the boogieman and stuff, I don't get scared of that.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 2, 2011

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    I Love the Dark

    I always wait until I absolutely have to to turn the lights on in the morning. I get up before the sun comes up to go to work, so it's always dark when I get dressed. I have my dresser drawers organized so that I always know whatever I pull out is work appropriate. I also always...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08 26-30 Sep 25, 2008

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    Cats' Eyes

    It's seldom truly lightless; there almost always is a thread of light, and I have eyes like a cat. So why should I be afraid?  I can always see well enough to navigate.
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Nov 27, 2012

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    Don't Like It

    I don't like it, but am not afraid of it. I prefer the sun and light, so am not overly fond of the dark. My brother's terrified of it, and always has been. Every night I go upstairs and his light is still on. I've no idea whether he'll ever get over his fear but nodbody's...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Feb 15, 2008

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    Not One Bit.

    As a matter of fact if I have to get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom or anything I don't even bother to turn the lights on. Why should I? I know where everything is, don't need to waste the electricity to see it.
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2012

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    I've Never Been Afraid Of The Dark

    i've never been scared of the dark... sometimes though i get a little weary after i watch a zombie movie but other than those rare occassions i'm not bothered by the dark at all.
    MERCIPOURLEVENIN MERCIPOURLEVENIN 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2009

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    I'm Not Afraid Of The Dark

    I'm not afraid of the dark  just afraid of what can happen in the dark when outside.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Jan 6, 2012

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    Though, what makes a person dark? Is it the dark thoughts? What ARE dark thoughts? I've never really pondered about this idea so much before. I mean, I know that I'm a dark person...
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    I've always been afraid of the dark since I was a child. Recently, there was this one incident that gave me the shivers. My two children and I sometimes play this hide-and-seek...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 2 Responses Jul 25

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    Oh dear heavens yes... My poetry is dark as crap. If you ever want poetry that will make you depressed then I've got you covered.
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    I am afraid of being rejected like I'm afraid of being open about my fetish. It's a terrifying experience when I think I'm gonna be rejected to the point that I won't do certain...
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    Ever since i was little i wud see spirits & smell them. But For the past 9 years, every single nyt without fail i suffer nightmares. I dream of all sorts but mostly i see "things...
    omlette123 omlette123 26-30, F Jul 23

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    when i was younger my oldre brother picked on me and told me things were under the bed or in the closet. he even told me freddy cruger was going to get me and a million other...
    lilbit33 lilbit33 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I'm curious now that I have seen the t.v. shows and read the novels. Is there evidence of an alien civilization on the dark side of the moon? If there is, has any culture from...
    Moca2014 Moca2014 26-30 Jul 29

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    I'm 18 and since 1ir 2 months i am absolutely petrified of the dark
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    So when I'm home alone or taking a walk in the dark outside, I'm always afraid of being kidnapped or raped for some reason, and people who are aware of it happening to men too, don...
    thedaydreamer1020 thedaydreamer1020 18-21, F Jul 22

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    I am a young lesbian woman who is shoved far in the closet and deathly afraid of the dark. I'm lost and don't have anyone to talk to or understands how it is. I need advice and...
    ThespianLesbian ThespianLesbian 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    I am 4 yers old an my mum seys i am a big boy but i sey I do not lik the dark et is scery an et bits mee alot an I do not lik et at al!
    TheStillmanator TheStillmanator 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    I remember a time not so long ago, when I danced while bathed in sunlight and made every day an adventure; without fear or reservation, I lived my life the way life is supposed to...
    thisangelslife thisangelslife 31-35, M Aug 12

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    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    So there's this girl that I've known for just about a week. I met her at this party that was held by my best friends friend whom he met through Instagram. Now she was holding this...
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    For some reason, I have become afraid of almost everything. I'm afraid of eye contact, and I am afraid to speak up in public. Wherever I go, I can't help but feel afraid. Whenever...
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    SHOWING YOU THE DARK! It was a small thing. A truly silly thing, really. A tiny little text I sent in a moment of Pain. The desire of wanting to connect.. connect someone who...
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    Everything around me is falling apart...we all live in fear...When you live In a war zone everything else looks insignificant ...I live in iraq...I have watched so many people die...
    ffdp84 ffdp84 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I think what draws me to people with a dark side is that I myself have a dark side that I feel just eats me up. I am still reluctant to discuss it because I feel that by talking...
    ForeverInDarkness22 ForeverInDarkness22 22-25, M Jul 29

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    The eerie sound is painfully ripping through your very ears, the deafening sound of her voice nears, The Queen of Darkened Heart comes for you with your foolish invite into your...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I have an intense fear of rejection. I've reached the point where I don't even try to make new friends because I'm afraid if they don't like me then they'll judge me or make fun of...
    CJHall1234 CJHall1234 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I'm afraid of falling in love. Nothing can ever end well when two people are in love. I'm afraid my heart will be broken,shattered. I want to live life because it's so short.sh...
    itsgemma01 itsgemma01 13-15, F Aug 8

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    And I'm too embarrassed to tell my roommate. My whole life I've never slept in the dark, and never been able to sleep in the dark. Not at sleepovers or anything. My roommate, like...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I write dark poetry. Dark poetry for a dark soul :) I am well acquainted with misery. Due to that familiarity, I write dark poems about loneliness, pain, unwanted love, and broken...
    dourpenguin dourpenguin 18-21, M Jul 28

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    When you're alone. It doesn’t matter if you have a lot to think about or nothing to think about. You can just simply cry and feel pathetic. It's what you feel, not think. Those...
    ciel472 ciel472 16-17 Jul 29

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    I don't think there's anything wrong with being a dark romantic. And there's nothing wrong with red roses but yeah I would prefer black and white roses instead of red like some...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    Betrayal and Power Scowling at how many people have betrayed me and left me to rot Darkness and passion are my only friends in this world filled with scum As I walk down the...
    TheDemonFox TheDemonFox 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Im afraid to talk about how i feel because i feel like its going to come out wrong or if its going to get me into trouble . I do express my feelings at times but im always so...
    savannah0115 savannah0115 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Negative Darkness What's here for me? What's there to do? I'm extremely upset And insanely confused My mind is dangerous My thoughts are dark When will it end if I feel it's the...
    blossomingMe blossomingMe 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    So, as I said on my past experience, I'm still heartbroken over my ex. It's been 5 months, almost 6 since we broke up and to be honest I know it's time to move on. I've met a lot...
    Gabs96 Gabs96 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I want to experience relationships. I have crushes and everything but I'm afraid I won't ever get to date someone in my high school life because of my race. My school is pretty...
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    Sometimes I get this urge to strangle someone. I don't know why, but this urge keeps getting stronger and stronger and sometimes I find my hands clasping and reflecting like I'm...
    HiIAmHana HiIAmHana 18-21, F Jul 29

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