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I Believe That Words Are Powerful

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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 10 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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    The Phone Call

    What I didn't say:"I understand what you are going through, better than you probably think I do.And yes, I love you too." 
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 8 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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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 3 Responses Feb 25, 2012

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    And To All A Silent Night

    Isn't it funny how a silent night can mean so much and give one time to reflect, to organize one's thoughts, to come to grip with things, to pray, to wish and to hold out hope. May anyone who is going through any kind of personal struggles have a silent night to do just that.
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 24, 2012

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    Imprints Upon My Soul

    First, let me admit, I am a sensitive person ... sometimes overly sensitive.  Unfortunately, that leads me to often take words to heart and place unintended meaning on them.  I'm trying to catch myself and not react quite so quickly these days.  I don't always...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 20 Responses Feb 24, 2010

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    I listen carefully to what others say to me.

    I appreciate honesty and truth and deliver the same to others.
    Epin Epin 41-45, F Feb 1

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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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    The Plea To Be Heard, Recognized, Loved

    I recall being told that once words are out, they are etched in stone. In other words, you can't take them back. So the choices that we make when we say things can have long lasting repercussions that perhaps we do not consider when they are being spoken. I've read dozens of...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 3, 2012

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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 46-50, F 16 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    Miscellaneous Terms ADULT: A person

    who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle. BEAUTY PARLOUR: A place where women curl up and dye. CANNIBAL: Someone who is fed up with people. CHICKENS: The only animals you eat before they are born and after they are dead. COMMITTEE: A body...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    eddiehughes eddiehughes 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So I know someone who a week back was extremely

    emotional cause of being rebuked in public. Because this person matters to me a lot, I took it upon myself to ensure things change. Without taking names it may seem confusing and for the sake of clarity I'd call my friend Ian and the other person (rebuker) Nancy. I was very...
    SDominicS SDominicS 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    The other night I had a dream I seen the person

    I obsessed over for years and he looked at me like a joke. It felt so real I felt the actual pain inside my heart ,but I have feeling he feels that way in real life.
    lovedreamer14 lovedreamer14 22-25, F 1 Response May 28

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    Magic Stardust Surrounds Me

    I am lacking words... So let me try to express how I feel upon you... Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... You are my whimsy. You are my caprice. You are the taste of cotton candy. You are the softness of fine fleece. You are such certain splendour. You are a freed flying kite. You are my...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2013

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    Perhaps The Choice Is Ours

    Words can create wounds or provide healing... Make you cry or laugh...Cause weakness or renewed strength...Bring sadness or great joy...Destroy or affirm....Express hatred or unconditional love...Which words will you choose?Those are the Words that will most likely be returned to...
    CuriousAngelina CuriousAngelina 46-50, F 6 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    "Death reminds us to make the most of Life

    and not get distracted by mind controls". Get out of the left brain. Let go of old scaffolding. Get outside the box. Don't go down with the sh*t. Choose your reality. Your access point is the heart. Listen. Humble yourself. Cooperate. Deal with love. Your healing awaits you...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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

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    Words ARE powerful. They have the power to

    build someone up, or completely break someone down. I admire eloquent people because they can perfectly express their emotions. They know the exact words to use in any situation. This allows them to make anything they say sound divine. That's why I like writers. Gosh, I really...
    Ctina21 Ctina21 16-17, F Jul 6

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    Adara999 Adara999 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 14

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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 26-30, 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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    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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    Look at how a few bad men

    who call themselves imams and servants of Allah befuddled and alter the beautiful nature of the Holy Qur'an and send those who are caught up in their devil talk to become suicide bombers and beheaders of children. When the Prophet Mohammad (blessings on his name) sought to...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 36-40, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    ok I have an issue I realised lately.

    ..lately I have been getting called "mate" by random girls...friends cashier girls even at work... why are they calling me mate...personally I'm not and did not flirt with them or have them any indication I'm trying to get their number or hook up a date..the first time I was...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M Mar 14

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    They can be used for good

    or evil. (It's so cheesy it hurts)
    sammichs sammichs 16-17, F May 26

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    Fun With Words

                Oh Strunk, you know how to make a grammar geek laugh. I've been rereading Strunk and White's The Elements of Style for the first time since high school in preparing for this course, and I forgot, or perhaps never quite appreciated, how funny it is. Strunk can be...
    KeasbeyNights KeasbeyNights 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 23, 2013

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    How High Do You Bounce? :)

    I think this quote has a lot to be said with few words. It really is true, sometimes when we fall hard, we bounce back higher. Sometimes we need to hit the bottom before we can see the top. Our own downfall gives us a better perspective of where we need and want to be. "The...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    Words are very powerful.

    Its amazing how much damage inappropriate comments and statements can do to any person. Words should really be chosen carefully and in most cases less is more.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 12

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    Choosing Words

    "You can tell somebody the same thing in two, three or four different ways. One way, they can listen to you and feel terrible, and another way they can listen to you and feel wonderful.”                              -Itzhak PerlmanWhen I talk to...
    ANewCreation4Him ANewCreation4Him 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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    Where's The Delete Button?

    Words are spoken and heard but that's not the end of it. They are then stored in the mind where there is no delete button. Words can be replayed in the mind thousands of times and thirty years after they were spoken. This can be a gift when what we are recalling is something...
    visionofvenus visionofvenus 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    Words- they have the power to destroy.

    It amazes me how powerful words are. How they can make you feel and what they can make you do. My greatest pains and hurts come from words. I hate when people say "words don't hurt" because they do. You can choose your words but you cannot choose the affect they have on people...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    That's why I'm a writer first

    and foremost. The ability to use language can be empowering.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 7

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    In my mind, there is nothing more powerful

    than words. They can be used to save millions or to kill millions, depending on the way they are spoken/written.
    alaskacephale alaskacephale 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    With our words, we either have the capacity to

    hurt, or the capability to heal. What impact would YOUR words have on others?
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F May 24

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    What can make us go through our days in peace

    and contentment? This is what I've learnt over the past 7 years of life experience and observing myself and others. Replace anger or bitterness with self-lovingkindness. Replace shame or guilt with honor. Replace abandonment with commitment. Replace betrayal with loyalty...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    Words like "Unique" are like jewels.

    .....beautiful when used sparingly but ugly when used too often...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    "Sticks and stones may break my bones

    but words can never hurt me"... Sometimes words can hurt. Some people can't take a joke. Some people are sensitive to words.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M May 26

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    'Radiate Purity' - a fellow EP member wrote me

    this in a message, the juxtaposition between those two words are just breathtaking . Love it !
    MSCris MSCris 18-21, F Jul 12

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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 8 Responses Apr 15, 2008

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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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    I believe that to some people words can be very

    powerful. Especially if you're easily controlled and dominated. I have an overprotective mother and doesn't quite know how to fight back. Once she tells me to do something, I do it. I don't know how to verbally fight back. It's imprinted on my brain to just accept whatever she...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M Aug 9

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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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    "Words are more treacherous

    and powerful than we think." Language is an essential tool to people for communicating messages and expressing feelings. Civilizations, and an understanding of the world around have been built with language, but as there is no doubt that words are powerful, they have also...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Apr 8

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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 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    So Weird

    Someone can say a sentence or a few words, and those words can make or break that person. They can inspire, they can destroy. Words can do anything, and beyond that. They can cause psychological damage, or build a person up to become great. That's why we need to be so careful...
    candiipup candiipup 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2008

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    Words are my profession.

    Advertising writer for +25 years -- which comes down to, most of the time, telling stories. Sometimes I tell a story with five words in a headline, sometimes a web page, sometimes 2000 word articles. All the same - I trying to connect and communicate ideas, emotions, events...
    beboru beboru 51-55 1 Response Mar 5

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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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    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 hrs ago

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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 11 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    “Words, I think, are

    such unpredictable creatures. No gun, no sword, no army or king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and stay, burying themselves in our bones to become corpses we carry into the future, all the time digging and failing to rip...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Words and actions are the most powerful thing

    that life has, be careful how you choose and use your words because it can really effect a person mentally physically and emotionally :) just saying!!
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Words are more powerful

    than any weapon because they can bring so much pain to those spoken to. Words affect the soul not just the body. On the other hand, words can bring such joy to a person's icy heart that they begin to melt and open up to life again.
    wantsumluvn wantsumluvn 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 13

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