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I Believe That Words Are Powerful

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    You fall, you rise, you make mistakes,

    you live, you learn. You are human, not perfect. You have been hurt, but you are alive. Think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, and to chase the things you love. Sometimes there is sadness in our journey, but there is also a lot of...
    PrettyInBlack79 PrettyInBlack79 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    More people should be careful on what they say

    to others, what you just said can either make that persons day, or it can end it.
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2014

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    Trying to Get trough a lifetime of anxiety

    and now going slowly off my medication is not easy. Specilly not when people who think they know you talk down on you and step on you. So the song kelis - bossy comes to my mind, and i try to stay strong and lock the words out. All i need is respect
    freespiritone freespiritone 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    "You happy baby... or does my lovely sweettie

    want more?" Those were the words that told me he was ready if I was...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    "Maturity is what happens

    when one learns to only give a f* about what’s truly, legitimately f*worthy". Stop f*ing around, man. This gives you strength and integrity". Mark Manson Excuse the brash language. Point, however, well made.
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Words Are All That Remains

    I believe in the power of words. Sometimes....When we are connected as close friends are...And you speak your words...And the time is right...I feel those words. Empathy works this way with me. I cannot explain in words. It is like waking in the summer dawn. Solitary. Peaceful...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    I love to hear kind and encouraging words.

    When they are sincere it makes me tear up sometimes.
    Petiteblonde Petiteblonde 18-21, F Feb 24

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    As a kid, I used to be told the old saying:

    'Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me'. But this is, to put it politely, a load of drivel. Words do hurt. They cut you to the quick and although they can be powerful, the real power lies with the person speaking them, the one who uses their...
    ladyPlum ladyPlum 26-30, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

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    Words leave their mark far longer

    than any physical pain can. Even if you are left with physical scars, you learn to accept them as part of you. The pain dissipates, the scars fade, and they become a reminder of something that happened to you once. Words; they linger, they reappear, they never quite leave you...
    Superficialsaint Superficialsaint 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 25

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    I believe every lie that I ever told Paid

    for every heart that I ever stole I played my cards and I didn't fold Well it ain't that hard when you got soul (this is my world) Somewhere I heard that life is a test I been through the worst but I still give my best God made my mold different from the rest Then he broke that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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    The ***** needs to get her tampon untwisted

    or maybe she has a serious case of FUKME. If you don't know what FUKME is, look it up on YouTube. I've seriously thought of bringing her a vibe to work as a gift to help her release all that negative aggression. Everyday the chick comes in to work like she's on the rag. She's...
    RhombusInTheSquare RhombusInTheSquare 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 16

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    Words can bring life

    or death. They can tear down or build up. They can inspire or dampen spirits. What words do you dwell on today ? What words will you speak out or share?
    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 22

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    Wanna make a baby, I asked,

    teased. I know he loves children - has a big heart and although I don't know him that well, I can sense he has a soft spot for them. His eyes closed, nodding his head in agreement and I heard a pleasurable groan. I asked, do you want a baby or do you just like the act of making...
    missformidable missformidable 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 20, 2014

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    Powerful Weapons

    You may not touch me or shoot me down but your tongue slices through me with each word, one by one You may not have bullets or knives but each syllable you spout is enough to end lives You may not think they are hurtful, but the words you choose are like weapons, inflicting...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 9 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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    12 steps for self care 1-

    if it feels wrong , don't do it 2- say "exactly what you mean 3- Don't be a people pleaser 4- Trust your instincts 5- never speak bad about yourself 6- Never give up on your dreams 7- Don't be afraid to say "NO" 8- Don't be afraid to say "YES" 9- be KIND to yourself 10...
    chubbylilmonster chubbylilmonster 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 5

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    I believe that everything happens

    for a reason. People change so you can learn to let go, things go wrong so you can appreciate them when they go right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
    PrettyInBlack79 PrettyInBlack79 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Life..... Live .... Death.

    Die Choose..... Choice
    feint30 feint30 26-30, M Dec 21, 2014

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    I let down my silken hair over my shoulders

    and open my thighs over my lover….Winter skies are cold and low, with harsh winds and freezing sleet. But when we make love beneath our quilt, we make three summer months of heat. ~ Tzu Yeh
    Femmeheartsoul Femmeheartsoul 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    Words are very powerful.

    People always say action speaks louder than words. But there are amillion occasions where I feel like I've been stabbed in the heart by the words said. Trust me. I'm a person that tends to say what's on my mind and it ends up causing things to happen that I do not intend. Words...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    Am proof. Wrecked. Then rescued.

    Then wrecked. Then rescued.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 9

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    Invictus : A poem written by Willian Ernest

    Henley, and which inspired Nelson Mandela during his incarceration on Robben Island. Today i saw it on TV, and was immediately touched by the depth and faith of these words. So sharing it with all my EP friends :) Invictus : Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit...
    BigAsset BigAsset 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    Words control our lives.

    ..no wonder we take them so seriously
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    A Good Reason To Think Before You Speak !?

    Words hold much more power than people think. I have witnessed first hand the damage that words can cause, especially when being spoken by someone cruel and heartless. When a child is called names and told they are worthless and will never be anything but a burden to every one...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    So Suddenly

    I want to hear the rapture of truthful emotions so touchable to my ears. I want to be fulfilled with the strength of words so suddenly. I want an everlasting smile to appear on my face by the whisper of words so magical were the imagination is so vividly clear; so real I can feel...
    PrivateLegit PrivateLegit 41-45, F 10 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    Many a war has begun by them!

    Many a peace has been won by them!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 6

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    I believe that lack of reciprocation of

    words/feelings/expressions is worse than crime
    spicycook spicycook 41-45, M Feb 21

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    I Am Denied You

    You painted your vibrant colours upon my soul... You splashed your reds, your blues, your greens...all...... They blended, melded, flowed together like your love for me... They rushed through me.....Torrents of colours....Cascading.... A tsunami of rushing feelings....Bold...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 6 Responses May 31, 2013

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    STILL I RISE : You may write me down in

    history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I'll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? 'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns, With the...
    BigAsset BigAsset 41-45, M 7 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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    The Power Of Listening

             By virtue of belonging to or posting in this group, we apparently agree that words, written as well as spoken, are powerful, but consideration should also be given to the possibility that the source of that power is not singular or one-sided. There are words and...
    CuriousNomad CuriousNomad 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    Narrativium Shapes Our Lives

    Words are so important and I think that because we've all grown up with language, we take for granted just how much they create our world. Nuances in the meanings of words are so powerful that just trying to assign words to feelings that don't quite fit any existing word can...
    salaciouslyyours salaciouslyyours 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    You Are What You Hear

    When he said he thought I was smart…I felt like I could engineer the next NASA flight single-handedly.I was ready to conquer the world. When he told me he thought I was pretty…I felt as if other people floated around me awed by my beauty.I felt as if that beauty reflected...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 15 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    WORDS - They come easyThere are wise

    and sage soothsayers all over the Net it seems. Armchair philosophy and psychology is rife, and I admit I partake as often as I feel the urge. Thought provoking articles about all sorts weird and wonderful ideas inundate my inbox daily. One of the latest trends it seems is the...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 11 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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    love , friendship, honest ,

    carefully , smile , and keep the faith
    girlyboy83 girlyboy83 31-35, T Feb 14

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    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 70+, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    Yes...I Believe Its True...

    Just a little reason why I think so....my EP friends hardly know me in real life..hardly have met me or spoken on phone..I never had a video chat with anyone...but still my words seem to touch them...connect with them....how is that possible for a simple person like me to connect...
    papri papri 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    Test Of Faith

    I believe that words are powerful...... and so is silence...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 15, 2012

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    There are people all around us

    who are trapped in a complacency in the lives they have chosen for themselves. Instead of owning up and taking responsibility for what they've done they would rather pull others in an identical misery. These people reveal themselves and their situations by how they speak to...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    Just like eyes are the windows to the soul,

    I believe that words are the keys that unlock the door to the soul. Words make us feel... Love... Hate... Without feeling, ones soul cease's to exist...
    RebelOfSouthernEnvy369 RebelOfSouthernEnvy369 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    "Freedom lies in being bold" Robert

    Frost Today, I take that bold step. I've grown tired of complacency and feeling as if my voice isn't being heard. I have been willing to let my inaction shape my destiny but no more. If I fail, it won't be because I let it happen to me, I will fail because I gave it all I had...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    Words Can Never Hurt Me ... Not True At All

    My greatest hurts and my greatest peace has come from words. When I was feeling very alone the word that I loved the most was 'we'. When someone said to me " we will sort it out" I felt at once changed and no longer alone and afraid. The word 'we' to me is still...
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 7 Responses Apr 15, 2008

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    I don't wanna fight no more Only wanna get to

    shore Baby don't slam the door tonight We ran another off the tracks That's time we can't get back We can save tomorrow if we try Oh oh oh oh til we make this right Oh oh oh oh I won't say goodnight I just wanna make you laugh I just wanna see that smile Babe were only...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    turki2550 turki2550 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 17

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    I'm Sorry, I Don't Understand

    This may not exactly fit in this group, and I can't say why I find it so amusing, but I do.  Perhaps, many of us have been in this situation or one like it.  
    WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 25, 2012

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    I regret every person

    that I have let feel anything for me. I regret every hand that I have held. Every sweet/sharp word I have read or heard or left behind. They were weapons in combat, allies in a war against myself that they knew nothing about. I think about those words and it makes me want to...
    Theaudienceofdeath Theaudienceofdeath 70+, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    I don't understand that the people with good

    hearts and good intentions have to hurt the most sometimes. If shes angry- theres a reason. If shes quiet when usually talkative- theres a reason. If she comes off as bitter and rude - She needs to scream something out. What to do with this ? I dont know.
    katrinapaytonxo katrinapaytonxo 22-25, F Apr 14, 2014

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    Femmeheartsoul Femmeheartsoul 36-40, F Mar 17

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    Respect, respect, respect: "I looked at the

    prophet and he was crying. I said "you are forgiven" and then I cried. And we had the damn title page". Commentary on the cover of the edition 14.01.2015 of the French satirical paper, Charlie Hebdo.