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I Can Write Words Better Than I Can Speak Them

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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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    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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    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 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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    My spoken words never come out right.

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

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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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    I screw up my syntax in informal conversation.

    Also note the use of "Buffy Speak". "The thingy-thing is kind of over there." And you know what's bad? I'm a Linguistics nerd. I know grammar!
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F Aug 15

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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 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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    JudyAnneServantes JudyAnneServantes 16-17, F 3 Responses May 19

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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

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    Logorrhea: Having something between two

    and a dozen words pull the weight of one. I can't tell you how often I read stuff like "Thinking back on her past, she remembered her childhood of twenty years ago, when as a six-year-old..."
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Aug 2

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    aliciamc aliciamc 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I still stand in the rain,

    let it hit my face remembering the way you taste I close my eyes want you by my side like electric wire I come alive give in and fill this emptiness In your arms crush me against your chest look in my eyes and make me confess Yes.. I ache for you, and only you all I need is...
    Angelofthesilencess Angelofthesilencess 31-35, F Aug 2

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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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    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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    I have realized this

    so many times. I keep beating around the bush when trying to make my point when I speak but when I write an email, I am totally different. How I wish I could improve the way I speak. It would be great to find someone who can teach you these things just like they taught you when...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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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

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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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    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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    Don't let the bullshit

    if today convince you that you're not beautiful.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 10

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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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    I find it easier to just jot my words down

    than to actually express them out in an emotional manner out of my mouth. It just feels like when Im writing my feelings down they come out smoothly on the paper one word at a time. When I talk it feels as if the words are for a break away for freedom. It becomes a mad rush to...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    For whatever reason,

    that smile of yours is the perfect remedy for me right now. Seems to me that you've been giving me a little bit of heaven in every pic you sent me.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Aug 5

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    She asked me how I felt.

    I said I felt fine. But fine isn't really a feeling.
    skybaby0 skybaby0 18-21 1 Response Aug 8

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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

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    Like seriously.. The way I talk in real life is

    totally different than the way I write. I write better than I speak. Well I've been told that I talk like I'm from back in the day. But I write like I'm a ****** pro. My instructors love my writing.
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F Sep 11

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    Don't know man words just get jumbled up in my

    head and it's hard to spit it out something that's why I hate reading out loud to my class.
    germany100 germany100 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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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

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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

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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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    I want to say I can't wait to fall asleep

    and dream about the most beautiful woman. The very thought of it warms my heart. So, I lay my hand over yours, giving you my warmth and peace as I say to you "Good Night with an I Love You."
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Aug 8

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    And I need this pain Like I need release

    Nothing tastes like you To me It only hurts each time I breathe
    Angelofthesilencess Angelofthesilencess 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Aug 2

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    Would love the opportunity to punch his lights

    out. I know it doesn't solve the problem, but it sure the **** would feel good!
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    She's as delicious as a lover's kiss.

    The way she talks; the sound of her voice resonates within my soul.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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 2 Responses Jul 10

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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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    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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    I can write my feelings better

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

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    He loved the ocean and football.

    So he picked up and moved his family to the ocean and he coached football. He was a strong man, and a generous one. Not good with words, or expressing emotions, but that was how he was raised. But he showed his love and fierce loyalty through his actions. A quiet man, but a...
    akmackg akmackg 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Some how I feel you Like you're moving right

    through me And I want to face you How are you doing this to me I hear you calling my name Your voice in my head like the pouring rain A violent storm of rage and pain The calm that makes me breathe again You want to find me You need to lay your eyes on me And you want...
    Angelofthesilencess Angelofthesilencess 31-35, F Aug 6

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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 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I'm feeling bored and empty.

    I need some action yet i dont have the energy to move... I am kinda lost hope
    XXgirlXX XXgirlXX 26-30, F Jul 28

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    I don't know how to verbally say how I feel

    normally because I feel emotionaless. It's not my fault but when I write I feel something extra grow inside. I was always like this.. Seeming as if I have no emotions maybe there just hidden somewhere
    Crownthequeen Crownthequeen 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Missing someone gets easier everyday

    because even though you are one day further from the last time you saw them, you are one day closer to the next time you will.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I can write a book about anything

    or an essay,tell me you want a speech its not happening lol
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F Sep 1

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