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I Can Write Words Better Than I Can Speak Them

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    Open A Pandora Box

    Writing is good Therapy I have heard thisWhen you put pen to paperand write down your feeling things youdon't dare speakThings that your soul says.When you give me a pen and paperIt is like unleashinga little demon that takes over myhand and heart and will not stop writingtill...
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    A silhouette up on the rock the full moon hangs

    behind The wolf song that is sung in search for its own kind... She once was called "alpha female" the lead wolf of her pack A position lost with age due to the stamina she lacks... She once stood strong and tall this old aged canine queen Tonight she walks the dark alone with...
    silvermoon9619 silvermoon9619 16-17, F Jul 1

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    Expressing Myself.

    I advanced to state finals in the spelling bee as a child. I learned how to spell words--but I wasn't as good, as speaking them aloud. Frankly, my voice frightened me--I could be sweet, sarcastic, or raspy. My voice was, and always has been, frighteningly inconstant, rising...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M Dec 13, 2012

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    JudyAnneServantes JudyAnneServantes 16-17, F 3 Responses May 19

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    I can write my feelings better

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

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    empty vessels empty souls different parts

    and different roles so many tears so many days another year has gone to waste I tried making an effort the temptation got the best of me skin, bones whatever is left of me I'm broken, hopeless, and fading away slowly I'm not intelligent or pretty like the other girls look...
    imann12 imann12 22-25, F May 16

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    I Am Much More Coherent When Writing Than When Speaking

    I'm a very nervous, neurotic person, and I'm painfully shy. I have a social phobia. I have many insecurities, and I'm constantly thinking that nobody will want to hear what I have to say, that no one will care, that I've got nothing interesting to contribute. So I find it very...
    Ragelovelumos Ragelovelumos 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 15, 2012

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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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    Hello this Lisa, I would like to communication

    with any deaf or hearing women and I am deaf and I am good person and nice woman and I like talking sharing how feel about getting to know and take time to it is very important! Thanks!
    nalisa66 nalisa66 46-50, F May 23

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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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    It's easier for me to write

    than try to explain something. My thoughts transfer easier through the written word. That's one of the many reasons I love to write. I can put everything into my words and nobody will even realize it.
    SecretlyBrokenUniverse SecretlyBrokenUniverse 18-21, F Jun 21

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    It's easier to write things down on paper

    than speaking it to people, I've found.
    Dragoniesse Dragoniesse 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    I have a journal and I write everything in it.

    Talking face to face it's not hard to do I just don't wanna say the wrong thing but when I write it I have more time to think about it and reword it. Is that werid? My bf always got so ms at me for it he said I was a coward because I would rather text then say it. How do I over...
    Lilbit69 Lilbit69 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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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

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    This has become a journey Of what it could

    or could not be. It was taken instantaneously A simple twist of what is awry, Which is nothing but temporary.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Jun 3

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    I can write essays and paragraphs to people I

    love ( friends and family) over texts but when I'm face to face with people I'm socially awkward and barely speak unless I've had a drink I go shy and I blush if someone approaches me especially a boy how do I stop being so shy and be more outgoing confident and being able to...
    belleaye belleaye 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 3

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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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    Its weird but when I try to speak I can't get

    the right words out, but when I write I sound like a genius ūüėí
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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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

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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 13-15, F Jun 8

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    People say the sky is the limit .

    . But really there is much more
    justmebc justmebc 13-15, F 1 Response May 29

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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
    alaskacephale alaskacephale 13-15, F May 31

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    An Introverted Writer

    I am an introvert. I am often shy and quiet in public settings, and when I do speak, people usually have to ask me to repeat myself. Since I got married, being around my extroverted in laws has only made my introversion worse. I can very rarely get a word in, and by the time I do...
    Kerosene13 Kerosene13 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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    I've had experience talking to a lot of guy

    friends through texting and Facebook, and our conversations went really well. But then we went on a date in real life and it was the most awkward thing, we couldn't keep a conversation going :/ we still talk through texting everyday, we sit beside each other in 2 classes but...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 1 Response May 19

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    Half of the things I share on the Internet,

    I would never share with anyone in real life... ^____^ I guess it's probably because writing things down gives me more confidence than saying them out loud. ^^
    karenoohhh karenoohhh 13-15, F 1 Response May 31

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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

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    This exactly matches me.

    I've messed up few times with my manager :(.. I feel like stupid in the middle of the conversation.. I become dumb in search of right words (may be because I think in my native language first rather than English)..
    Carwynjames Carwynjames 22-25, M Jun 29

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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

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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 Apr 14, 2013

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    Struggles

    I open my mouth and all that comes out is stuttered sounds and aborted thoughts that i'm grasping at, trying to suck back in. But when my fingers meet keys, my hands meet paper, my thoughts turn to rivers, flowing easily to oceans that I cannot hope to contain. My brain can...
    WhoMadeWho WhoMadeWho 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2013

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    I'm a writer.. The more I write the more

    beautiful the world seems. But whenever I am asked to express my feelings while speaking, I am quiet. But I sure can write a beautiful love letter
    dayvhiny dayvhiny 18-21, F 2 Responses May 6

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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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    Her Love it may be,

    deep within her, mind, body, and soul, it may be considered reflection... of her beauty it may be, a somewhat different perspective it may be her sweet presence brooded o'er me, it may be that she could find peace where the daisies bloom
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F May 29

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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 35 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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    Ever since the written word was invented,

    the spoken word has been an obsolete technology. Within the refuge of my own head, I carefully weave words together into tapestries rich with meaning. My mouth is a shredder—passing through it reduces all meaning into a pathetic pile of stuttering and hesitation. But...
    LordSphinx LordSphinx 13-15 Apr 2

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    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 8

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    words words words words i've realized

    that words are just fragments of our thoughts we arte able to piece together to form some kind of strange tangible thing. words words words. take a piece of your mind shout it out to the world, breath it back in, digest it, incrust it in your veins and blood. words words...
    UnusualAngel UnusualAngel 18-21, F Jun 12

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    I've always been like that.

    I try to say too much at one time and it can be awkward. Writing has always been the best way to fully express myself.
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F Jul 10

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    aliciamc aliciamc 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    It's easier for me to write out what I want to

    say because I think so much, it's hard for me to put some things into words out loud.
    exittonowhere exittonowhere 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 1

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    I always have this trouble speaking,

    you know that feeling you get when words are lost on the tip of your tongue? Well I get that constantly and it drives me and the people around me absolutely nuts, except when I'm writing. It's strange, really, how I'm able to communicate via text yet word of mouth is a...
    Quillton Quillton 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    I've been alone a lot,

    so I've learned to keep myself entertained. Most of the time I'm alone with my inner dialogue weaving intricate sentences, creating elaborate stories, or thinking deep thoughts that are either brilliant, or plain stupid. When I was younger, I once wondered what other people's...
    HopelessDreamer7 HopelessDreamer7 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I thought it was weird

    until I found this group.. :)
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 4 Responses May 28

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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 1 Response Jun 17, 2013

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    do you remember that day at the lake?

    you bought me a sweet beer, because i hated yours and its a hazy thing, this memory but i do remember crying on your shoulder you held me, and whispered pretty lies in my ear, It will be okay, you said, They will still love you, and i cried harder, sobs ripping through my...
    Xxnichole9412xx Xxnichole9412xx 18-21, F May 22

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    Duplicity.

    Sometimes I really dislike the fact that when it comes to words, I use them as precisely as possible. Both in speech and in my writing, I usually mean what I say in a very specific way and although in and of itself that may not seem like a bad thing, I usually find that most...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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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 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 10, 2013

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    I don't know why I pretend I'm not broken It's

    a silly thing to think that I fixed myself so easily after you and she - shattered me I still remember the day - when everything came out - the stun and the dry eyes that weren't dry anymore if I think hard enough about it - I can go back there but that doesn't help anything it...
    thehumanbeing thehumanbeing 18-21, F May 16

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    Some how even tho I hate writing it's just

    so boring and so is reading....
    daniel7268 daniel7268 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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    People say I have A way with words.

    They come across, As sweet and savour They live within My mind· so clear, To escape the route Beneath my fingertips. For which I write words These words convey.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Jun 8

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    It sucks! When I write,

    I have more time to pull my thoughts together than when I talk. I wish it were the other way around.
    NldlDrummer2835 NldlDrummer2835 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 5

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    I am so scatter brained I have trouble focusing

    my thoughts and staying on topic. Writing them down, erasing, and rewriting helps me get my point across better
    Annapie Annapie 18-21, F Jul 10

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