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I Can Write Words Better Than I Can Speak Them

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    aliciamc aliciamc 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2014

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    I Hate One-on-one Conversation

    It's excruciatingly awkward and frustrating for me. It's a burden to always keep thinking of "stuff" to talk about. I don't have a wide range of knowledge, so I'm afraid of getting something wrong or revealing my total ignorance. I don't like to grill people, or ask them a lot of...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 2 Responses Jun 17, 2013

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    Everyday I can feel the distance between us

    growing, farther and farther, apart.
    AB2WUS AB2WUS 22-25 Feb 13

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    When it comes to actually speaking,

    I stumble over my words and can barley make a decent, coherent sentence. I dislike the stares I get when I speak and the pressure gets so intense that I start getting anxious. When it comes to writing, I feel the pressure ease off and I become more comfortable. I am able to...
    worldisupsideup worldisupsideup 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2014

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    When people **** me off,

    I write poems about it xD it's my therapy (I always write poetry, not only when I'm angry, but it helps!)
    lindamerja lindamerja 26-30, F 1 Response May 14

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    Words flow better for me with an ink pen

    and a piece of paper. Listening to music while I write is the best therapy I have found.
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme 41-45, F May 23, 2014

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    Words cannot express all

    that she means to me, for she knows that which I cannot explain.
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F Mar 8

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    I can write my feelings better

    than verbally express them
    AnnPig AnnPig 51-55, F 2 Responses May 31, 2014

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    The ice cold chill from my single pain window

    woke me from a dead slumber. I lay in bed cocooned in the down comforter listening to the rain pitter patter outside. The slate grey cloud cover blankets the early morning sky and my mind wanders off into the idea of rain wetting and cleansing the earth. I find myself engulfed...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    You know that feeling

    when you relive a particular moment and all the senses come back to you? It's like you're back there for a split second; everything around you is transported back to that moment and you just want to stay there forever because it's just so perfect? How come the only good things I...
    CandleLitApple CandleLitApple 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 26

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    Tart Strain

    I don't hate you.I hate the bitter taste of disappoint.I hate my chronic sporadic chest pain.How used to crying I've become..Because crying over you is as familiar as brushing my teeth.You are my cavity.The in-depth abyss;dotted perforated cut line.~I need to write~The c-section...
    MadamElle MadamElle 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2013

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    She was so tired of feeling pain.

    It dragged onto her like a million pound weight, onto her heart. Rusted iron claws, cracked open and dug into her chest, letting the wounds blossom once more, splitting open the scabbed-over-marks in her chest cavity in her wrists in her thighs in her mind new blood, oozed...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I'm not very good at things like this i keep

    them to myself because no one listens. Hopefully this helps.
    nayr26 nayr26 13-15, F 1 Response May 15

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    Unveiled..

    You can find me...Look where there is no listening..Where the wind carries whispers like mothers' carry their babies.Where justice has overslept and fear fastens its grip around the vocal cordsof every opposing opinion to individuality.You can find me...Look for the steam rising...
    MadamElle MadamElle 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    It's easier to write things down on paper

    than speaking it to people, I've found.
    Dragoniesse Dragoniesse 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 19, 2014

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    Sometimes I have a hard time getting the words

    out of my head. I become flustered and stutter, and sometimes I just can't get them out at all... Like they're stuck. Words only flow smoothly on paper.
    lovewhiteroses lovewhiteroses 18-21, F Aug 23, 2014

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    The Intelligent Idiot

    I can express myself a lot better through writing than I can through talking. I enjoy writing and I like to think I am good at it. When I write, I sound intelligent, and can get my point across effectively. However, every time I open my mouth to speak, I sound like a total idiot...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 41 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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    Usually whenever I try to explain

    or describe something to somebody, I ALWAYS end up stuttering and fumbling my words around. Even when I tell a joke, it ends horribly and no one laughs. But writing, typing, and texting? I can keep going on and on. My words just flow out like liquid and my vocabulary suddenly...
    wish4love wish4love 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 26, 2014

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    I would much rather write someone a letter,

    expressing my feelings than to say it. When I speak, things always come out wrong.
    MaddyAlexis MaddyAlexis 16-17, F Jul 26, 2014

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    I am shy, I have always been,

    and that's why I have always expressed myself better using written words than spoken ones. Spoken words can be caresses, but arrows too. I see written words as vessels, taking their shipment of thoughts, feelings, from one port to another.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I hate conflict. I freeze like a deer in front

    of headlights. My throat chokes up, my eyes fill up and even if I know exactly what I need to say, I feel sorry for the person in front of me and can't force myself to hurt them. It is so much easier to write it all down (if it's someone I care about) and explain exactly what I...
    Godess4Fun Godess4Fun 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    My spoken words never come out right.

    I'd rather write how I feel.
    Jensa16 Jensa16 26-30, F Jul 26, 2014

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    We are the sum of our experiences.

    .. I only have 31 Am I summed up by all of these?Do they judge me for these? My favorite part is the anonymity, even if you can't relate, even if you choose to hate, You won't ever know me.
    yourtheocean yourtheocean 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 4

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    Words

    I often write better than I speak, though there are times when I sit down to write and everything is just blank. Today I am a little nervous. I have to see my probation and parole officer. There are a little under 3 months left of my intensive correction order, including...
    memily memily 31-35, F 2 Responses May 27, 2013

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    People are always surprised

    when they read my poems and songs because I'm a really awkward person and I always get nervous and stutter, but my emotions and my words come out vividly in my works. I love writing because I don't have to be afraid to say what I need to when I write and I can "speak" better...
    brooke182 brooke182 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    It's Not Easy Being A Non-alpha

    Some of us out there are just not wired to be outgoing. We know exactly what we want to say, but a lot of the time it just comes out wrong. We are often every bit as intelligent as those who are talkative, many times even more so. But some of us just aren't blessed with the...
    forestlaw77 forestlaw77 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 10, 2013

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    new pair of shoes and a whole new set of the

    blues no more drugs, no drink to use and I'm used to doing it my way but cuss it I say roll wit the punches make it to the end of each day pay your dues try to win but if you lose... you lose. and it ain't all bad..
    heysmellthis heysmellthis 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    Fireflies..

    Your mouth is a forest, but that is not what amazes him.     It is the tongue, ablaze.. birthing words that are fireflies still...   And even when your eyes are thick with smoke, It does not make him choke.     Your eyes is home to life, but...
    MadamElle MadamElle 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2012

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    Sober it's a better life I hear,

    no bud no beer, no dope, no coke, just hope, that doesn't mean I lack the craving, sometimes it's like there's no saving.... me. less it be something hard core like strong liquor, xtc, mixed with lsd, I'm Al alone but sometimes it's best to be that way, it pushes back that day...
    heysmellthis heysmellthis 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Oh that's just so true.

    I can't speak well but I can write like.. like I'm saying the things without a voice.
    chocolateinmyblood chocolateinmyblood 18-21, F May 14

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    until the last star fadesuntil the last sane

    leave turns tangerine.until the rain turns to snowuntil the bird gets the cold and sings no moreuntil then you will learn to lovewhats dark whats mad whats warm and whats silentand then i will love you back.unplanned april.
    RoobieCatenis RoobieCatenis 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    I hate it here. This place is a hellhole

    and I can't deal with it anymore, I'm sick and tired of all of this crap that is in the world around me. I wish people would actually see that it sucks, and nothing is going to get better because nobody can understand that the world is going to crap and we humans are only going...
    Mcfly815183 Mcfly815183 13-15, F Mar 11

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    Speaking allows for far too many complications.

    I stumble and butcher the words when, in my mind, they sound mellifluous. With writing, it sounds the way I want it to every time
    BoredNerd BoredNerd 16-17, F May 31, 2014

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    I've always had this problem of being able to

    express my self brilliantly through words ...but completely opposite when it comes to speech... heart if you know what I mean
    nessa4ever nessa4ever 18-21, F Apr 8, 2014

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    I can never be an eloquent speaker

    but my mind can feed me deeper thoughts that I can write in a blink, just like now...If I were your sun and you're my moon,Can we meet halfway like around noon?Then maybe we can drink, laugh and dance,Let this chance be our lifetime romance!
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 26

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    Remember that not getting what you want is

    sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F Sep 1, 2014

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    I'm known in my workplace

    and school as being more fluent with my hands than words, but people also compliment my writing skills. One day, my classmates decided to sneak up and tie my hands with another mate's tie and I was stuttering and disjointed for that point in time.
    Anonliljokergirl Anonliljokergirl 16-17, F Jun 8, 2014

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    Oh that's just so true.

    I can't speak well but I can write like.. like I'm saying the things without a voice.
    chocolateinmyblood chocolateinmyblood 18-21, F May 14

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    All right, bear with me.

    This letter is long. Please give me your time. I'm proud of my words, maturity, and truthfulness in this letter and I'd love for you to read it and give me your feedback. Maybe you'll find something in here that will help you. Thank you!! _________, ******’ Letters, I know...
    moonilluminatedroom moonilluminatedroom 18-21, F Feb 10

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    You (just random feelings) your my

    bittersweet… the reason why my heart beats… i would crawl to you on my knees and beg of you not to tease. i saw you threw the ashes and you rebuilt me into a precious being i have never once thought i could be.. you restore all of my agony until there is nothing but faith...
    Sparkles4Soul Sparkles4Soul 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    its true, writing is my way of speaking to

    others. When i speak, i am afraid of how others will think of me,but writing is different somehow.
    lollipoponastick lollipoponastick 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I'm not fat, just need to lose a bit off my

    weight, I want this 'thigh gap' between my hips, 'cause there's really not much left. It not that I don't eat at all! Only skip meals, Don't look at me like this - haven't you seen all those hot chicks? They're thin & pretty, they seem so perfect, Surely every now and then they...
    JohnDoe8600 JohnDoe8600 13-15, F Apr 17

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    My head is spinning like an out of control car

    wheel. Everything I am and will be doesn't seem so clear anymore. I feel like I am trying to look out of a cloud window. But why? Why do I feel like I need to be happy all the time? Why is it that I feel this way? I feel like I am playing charades everyday, pretending to be...
    desxo desxo 16-17, F Mar 15

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    I can feel myself being drawn in to

    that ******* hole again....a place where I told myself I'd never ever let myself go... and here I am.... Well ******* done! I literally feel sick... I blame myself and my addictive personality... Am I just too nice..? Do I worry about other peoples, virtual strangers above...
    thedayyouwentaway thedayyouwentaway 36-40, M Aug 20, 2014

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    Yes But It Is Not Enough

    i can express my self better in writing than in speech I am not a good writer but rather a very bad speaker I wan't to express what i feel but how can i write The pain of losing wonderful people The pinch of unfulfilled dreams The glow of new love The innocence of a baby...
    lazyangel lazyangel 22-25, M 2 Responses May 4, 2012

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