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I Believe That Words Are Powerful

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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 2 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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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 1 day ago

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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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    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 9 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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    The only 15 letter word

    that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable".
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 5 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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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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    "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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    I hate the word 'Stupid',

    It might seem odd, but I do really have a beef with people using that word. My children have tried to use it, and whenever they don't like something they say: It's stupid. I have duly asked them not to use such a blanket judgment and to elaborate the reasons why they don't like...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 9, 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 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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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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    "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 2 Responses Jan 15

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    love , friendship, honest ,

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

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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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    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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    Lost in a conflict between hope

    and despair.A mind that can't concentrate is a mind that can't overcome the fear of change.
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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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 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 Feb 4

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jan 5

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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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    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.
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 14

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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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    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 19 Responses Feb 24, 2010

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    Evolution is necessary,

    evolving with people is discretionary.
    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 29

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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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    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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    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...
    hunterw0lf hunterw0lf 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 14 hrs ago

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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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    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 7 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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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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    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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    ive had four years of being saved,

    to working side by side with the lord to help awaken friends and familie's spirits, to pulling their own demons into me and saved again and again by the love of my lord. visually and spirituality showing his mighty powers. Now im finally done I believe he has moved me next to 3...
    charbaby801 charbaby801 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I do feel,that words are very powerful,

    words can make you feel like you a are walking on air,and words can also kill your soul.
    momonsite momonsite 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    I was talking to someone yesterday,

    who was reflecting on life synchronicities and how sometimes we have to go through pretty crazy disorientation before finding our truth. My response was that I have had a pretty huge share of confusion over the last few months and would welcome "some feel-good anything" for a...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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

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