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I Can Write Words Better Than I Can Speak Them

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    I don't consider myself to be a great writer,

    my pieces will probably never be published and no one will know my name after I'm gone. That being said, as someone who deals with depression I have never found such a sanctuary for my thoughts and feelings. My sadness gets put into the words I can not make out when people ask...
    lonelybrandi lonelybrandi 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 16

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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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    On a good day I can write into worlds into

    existence and tear them to the ground in the same breath. My eloquence is matched only by the articulacy of my prose. I am the sage narrator guiding the hero towards the end of his quest and the ribald voice of the antagonist. I can rend your heart from your chest with my words...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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

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    I've recently given one of my favorite teachers

    my first legit story, and this was a little bit ago, she hasn't given it back yet. The story was an outline, it was fifteen pages front and back, I know my handwriting is bad, but I know she can read it. Do I ask for it back or do I wait for her to give it back?
    Mcfly815183 Mcfly815183 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    if you want to write legit stories

    and have them reviewed by everyday people get wattpad. you can write your own stories as well as read other people's.I am working on my first story
    thatgirlfromtx thatgirlfromtx 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 1

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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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    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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    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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    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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    For some reason, I always picture the people I

    am closest to dead. I picture myself too heartbroken to go their funerals, staring into space for weeks on end. I picture myself sitting in bed, staring at the ceiling for what feels like a decade. I watch myself, through my own eyes, slowly deteriorate into a nonhuman creature...
    teacupgoddess teacupgoddess 16-17, F Jan 27

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 11

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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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    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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    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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    Remember that not getting what you want is

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

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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 was like this from a young age.

    I could always write words down far better than I could ever speak them. I think its something to do with the brain processing the idea your thinking off and allowing it to get out unscarmbeled. I had always loved to write, and always got nervous when I spoke out loud to a large...
    23kk23 23kk23 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    writing the words down makes it easier to

    calculate the rhythm and expose the point at the perfect time. delete delete delete and retype then send. but once spoken it can't be deleted and the punchline's effect is lost forever. being dyslexic makes for some quirky points made when not reread carefully though
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Words cannot express all

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I used to write poetry,

    then I stopped. Because I tried to stop myself from feeling emotions so intensely, and I lost my fuel for writing. I don't know if that makes sense. Like many, poetry was a way for me to express my emotions (frustration and sadness mostly). It was a creative way for me to deal...
    XeiraN XeiraN 22-25, F 3 Responses May 24

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I can write my feelings better

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

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    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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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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    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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    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.
    ChocolateHoneyBun ChocolateHoneyBun 18-21, F May 14

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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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